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Check out our delicious and healthy Ayurvedic food, drink, tea and condiment recipes for every season

Fruit crumble: a kapha friendly winter dessert recipe

Kapha dosha is increased in winter and the recommendation in managing this is to avoid anything overly sweet, heavy, sticky, oily… which rules out a lot of desserts! Here is a slightly sweet, spiced, warm and crumby dessert that you can happily indulge in this winter.


  • 5 cups fruit:  apples, blueberries, raspberries, pears

  • 2 cups apple juice

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon coriander powder

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A calming and warming chai recipe..

Try this spiced and sweet chai to stay warm and energised as we approach the end of Autumn and the start of Winter..  ​​​​​​​


  • 3 cups filtered water

  • 4 green cardamom pods (crushed)

  • 2 whole cloves

  • 1 whole star anise pods

  • 1 cinnamon sticks or 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp whole fennel seeds

  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger

  • 1 cup almond, rice or seed milk

  • Raw organic sugar or Sucanat 


1. In a large saucepan, boil water over high heat….

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Coconut sago pudding

We have a few good weeks of summer left, so lets celebrate with sweet and light summer dessert!

This is a traditional Sri Lankan dessert, Sago pudding – made with sago and coconut milk and spiced with cinnamon. It is cooling and sweet so is excellent for calming the hot and fiery pitta dosha that flares up in summer.

Kapha dosha can be aggravated with the cooling and sweetness so anyone trying to manage kapha please consume only small amounts. It can be taken warm to manage vata dosha and the softness and sweetness can soothe a dry vata imbalance but again, small portions are best.

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Shredded leafy greens with turmeric, mustard seed and coconut shavings


  • 1/2 - 1 tbsp oil

  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds

  • Handful of curry leaves

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 bunch leafy vegetables – chinese broccoli, kale, beetroot leaves for e.g.

  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped

  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut or dessicated coconut

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