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Churnas

Spices suitable for each dosha
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Especially in households where each person is a different dosha, these spice mixes called "churnas" can help balance out meals that are either tri-doshic or, say, too Vata for the Kapha in the family. Sprinkle these on foods for a touch of flavour that your body will thank you for!


VATA-BALANCING CHURNA
3 tsp ground fennel or anise
1 tsp each turmeric, ground cumin, ground ginger, black pepper, cardamom, salt, turbinado sugar, fenugreek and dried mango powder


PITTA-BALANCING CHURNA
6 tsp ground fennel
2 tsp each ground coriander and ground cumin
1 tsp each turmeric, salt, turbinado sugar and dried mango powder


KAPHA-BALANCING CHURNA
2 tsp each ground ginger, black pepper and turmeric
1 tsp each ground coriander, ground cumin, sweet paprika, salt, turbinado sugar and dried mango powder


For all spice mixes, mix well and store in an airtight container. Sprinkle on foods while cooking for yourself or add to finished meals (soups, salads, sandwiches, stews, rice, casseroles, pasta dishes, vegetables, etc).


Alternately, choose 3 or 4 spices/herbs from the lists below, according to your dosha, and follow the same directions as for the spice mixes above:

VATA SPICES
cardamom, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, salt, cloves, mustard seed, black pepper

PITTA SPICES
coriander, fennel, cumin, dill, mint, turmeric

KAPHA SPICES
turmeric, ginger, mustard seeds, cayenne pepper, anise, black pepper, basil, parsley


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Irina Bachvarova

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Master in Sports Pedagogic and director at Bulgarian Ashtanga Yoga Academy.

Irina is the author of the first Bulgarian book for Ashtanga Yoga and trusted Yoga Guru for TV series, produced by Bulgarian National Television.



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