Pitta Pacifying Cucumber Dal Recipe

Cucumber dal is a delicious way to include cucumber in your diet. Cucumber is a widely used vegetable in Ayurveda. It is beneficial for insomnia, thirst, headache, urinary problems, liver detoxification and more.

Botanical Name – Cucumis sativus
Family – Cucurbitaceae

Ayurvedic Properties Of Cucumber

Cucumber is sweet in taste, cold in potency and helps to pacify Pitta.

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Here’s a simple healthy dal recipe with cucumber.

Cucumber Dal Recipe

Ingredients
1 cup cucumber (sliced)
1 cup mung beans (cooked and mashed)
1/2 tsp garlic (chopped)
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds
asafoetida, pinch
1 tsp mustard seeds
curry leaves, a few
2 green chilis
1 tsp coconut oil

Directions
Heat a sauce pan and add a spoonful of coconut oil. Drop in the mustard seeds and curry leaves and heat until they pop. Now add the sliced cucumber and sauté well. Add 1/2 cup of water and cover. Cook until the cucumber can be pierced with a fork.

In a blender, add the grated coconut, cumin seeds, garlic and green chili and blend until smooth. Now add this paste to the the cooked cucumber mixture. Add the cooked dal and mix well. In the end add a pinch of asafoetida. Add salt to taste. Serve hot with rice, indian flat bread or chappati.

This is a super simple recipe, but is very tasty and nutritious. Even my 2 year old enjoys this recipe.

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Arya Krishna graduated in Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from the prestigious Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala, India. She brings more than 5 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda and owns Fellowship in Orthopedics Rehabilitation from the prestigious Appolo group of hospitals, Hyderabad. Currently she is serving as Associate Editor of American Journal of Ayurveda. She is a member of HealthConnect24.com. Specializations include spinal disorders and orthopedics as well as gastroenterological disorders. She is experienced in treating women's health problems like menstrual disorders, leucorrhoea and PCOD. She is efficient in administering all panchakarma therapies and has good knowledge of classical Ayurveda. She is efficient in prescribing Ayurvedic diet for lifestyle disorders and possesses knowledge of yoga and pranayama. She works for the promotion and propagation of Ayurveda by offering lectures, webinars and contributing to various journals. She is a resident of Danville, PA.

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