You’ve got try a few Ayurvedic dinner recipes if you want to wake up fresh and energized in the mornings. Not just me, but even trusted Ayurveda experts say that the quality and quantity of food you eat in the evenings affects your sleep (and how great or awful you feel the next day).
The Ayurvedic way of eating dinner is super simple – eat a light meal before 8 PM (during a detox, it’s recommended to eat dinner at 5 PM).
Do you like to snack at midnight? Well, Ayurveda says late night binges especially after 10 PM are a strict no-no as your body will be busy digesting that food all night and you’ll find it hard to get out of bed the next day.
Ready to take care of your diet in a holistic way? Then take a look at these 5 Ayurvedic dinner recipes which are gentle on your belly.
Top 5 Ayurvedic Dinner Recipes
1. Curried Lentils & Coconut Rice Topped With Roasted Carrots
I recently tried out this kitchari-inspired recipe and ever since, I’ve been hooked. Made with mushy curried red lentils, rice doused in coconut milk and succulent ghee roasted carrots, this dish embodies sweet, salty and pungent flavors and is D-I-V-I-N-E. Trust me, good food like this not just balances your doshas but also warms your soul after a weary day.
2. Vegetable Stew
If you’re looking to detox and get your glowing self back, there is nothing better than an Ayurvedic veggie stew. So, babe, play a calming song and warm some buttery ghee in a pot. Breathe in its fragrance and swirl in a teaspoon of curry powder.
Saute garlic, onion and ginger in it and see how they shine like gold. Immerse the celery, carrots, beets, cauliflower, the sweet potatoes with boiling water into this mix. Let 20 minutes pass and get ready to mindfully eat your lovingly prepared stew.
Don’t have all these ingredients? Don’t worry, watch this video and try this Ayurvedic vegetable soup instead.
3. Tofu Cauliflower Korma
Like saucy and spicy together? You’ll like this awesomesauce tofu cauliflower dish cooked in a thick creamy tomato-coconut gravy, blended with Indian garam masala and curry powder. I usually serve this with brown rice when I have guests over for dinner and each time people love it. Not only do the spices make this dish sexy but they’re also cool your insides (read anti-inflammatory). If you don’t feel like eating soy, just swap the tofu with chickpeas and it will taste amazing.
4. Acorn Squash Delight
Now this is one of my unusual Ayurvedic dinner recipes. Most Ayurvedic food is cooked in a pot, but this recipe is a baked one!
If you’re into baking, then put your cute oven mitts on and try this Ayurvedic baked recipe. Making Acorn Squash Delight is almost a self-care ritual (after all, you’re making an effort to nourish your body). Get yourself a cup of ginger tea (and play a soothing mantra in the background) and preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
Take 2 squashes. Cut them, gut them and fill them – with a cooked concoction of coconut oil, long-grained basmati rice, walnuts, raisins, ground cumin and ginger. Bake the squashes while you sip your tea and wait for your best dinner ever.
5. Coconut sweet potato soup with nettles
Nothing beats a soulful soup at supper time. Bring out that soup pot you inherited from your granny (or the regular one) and add a dash of lime to it. Toss in fiber-rich sweet potatoes, digestion-enriching ginger, creamylicious coconut milk and cook until the potatoes are as soft as marshmallows.
A hint of green always lifts any dish – once the soup is pureed to perfection, garnish it with dried or parboiled nettles (and no, those nettles won’t sting you). A small whole grain chapati on the side makes this a comforting Ayurvedic dinner recipe.
Is your mouth-watering already? It’s time to stock up your pantry for these Ayurvedic dinner recipes.
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Trying to eat Ayurvedic-style throughout the day? Then you must check out my top 5 Ayurvedic breakfast recipes and my favorite Ayurvedic lunch recipes. Oh, and if you’re curious to learn more about this way of eating, don’t miss my post on Ayurvedic Diet and How to Eat For Your Dosha.
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