Updated: Feb 7, 2020
Today's recipe is Pitta pacifying, meaning it's perfect for those with predominantly Pitta body types. To find out what your body type is, take this Banyan Botanicals Dosha Quiz. It's one of the best I've found in terms of accuracy.
So, what makes this a pitta pacifying recipe? Well, it's all about the Ayurvedic qualities of the food and how will it agrees with your body type. The quality of Rajma or Red Kidney beans is dry, heavy and difficult (or dense) while the Pitta dominant body type has qualities of hot, sharp, light, liquid, mobile and oily. Therefore, red kidney beans is pacifying to Pitta Dosha's because the dry qualities of the bean that would normally aggravate a Vata body type actually decrease (or pacify) Pitta Dosha's oily tendencies. The heavy quality of red kidney beans that would normally aggravate a Kapha body type decreases (or pacifies) Pitta Dosha's light nature, and the difficult (or dense) quality of this bean would make it hard to digest for a Vata person, it actually decreases pitta's sharp and and strong digestive fire.
If none of this makes sense to you, don't worry. I will write an entire blog post explaining what Ayurveda is starting from the very beginning when it comes to what is a dosha, what are the Ayurvedic qualities and how do we know when something is pacifying or aggravating a specific quality? In the mean-time, let's learn how to make Rajma curry.
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