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

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

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 is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, educator, and speaker. She completed her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala, India. She is registered as an Ayurveda doctor (Reg No: 14664) under the Indian Medical Council. She received a Fellowship in Orthopedic Rehabilitation from Apollo group of Institutions, Hyderabad. An editor with the International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, she previously served as the associate editor of the American Ayurvedic Journal of Health. Before moving to the US in 2015, she was Resident Medical Officer (Ayurveda) in AyurVAID hospital, Bangalore and has knowledge and experience in precision and evidence-based Ayurveda. She was an Ayurveda Domain expert with Health Connect 24 – a unique platform to bring together Ayurveda, Yoga and swadeshi. She is efficient in performing all Panchakarma procedures (purification therapies) and has knowledge of Marma Therapy. Other areas of expertise include Ayurveda diet and lifestyle, women’s health, and rasayana (rejuvenation). She works for the promotion and propagation of Ayurveda by offering lectures, webinars and contributing to various journals. She is a resource person for the Council of Ayurveda Research (CAR) and is an Ayurvedic blogger with Mother Earth Living. Currently, she is residing in Danville, Pennsylvania and is listed as a BAMS doctor with AAPNA (Association of Ayurveda Practitioners of North America). She is an Ayurveda Consultant and Educational coordinator with Be Mind Body Skin, New Jersey and Subject Matter Expert at At Home with Ayurveda, UK.


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