FRUIT CRUMBLE desert and its benefits in Ayurveda?
Winter brings an increase in Kapha dosha, so avoid anything overly sweet, heavy, sticky, or oily... which rules out a lot of desserts! This winter, treat yourself to a slightly sweet, spiced, warm, and crumby dessert. This delicious crumble is an excellent way to enjoy the winter season harvest of apples and pears. It will appeal to all three doshas and can be served warm or cold because it is only sweetened with fruit and a little honey.
Serve chilled to your favorite Pitta, who may enjoy a dollop of ice cream on top.
- 5 cup fruit (apples, blueberries, raspberries, pears, etc.)
- 2 cups of apple juice
- 1/4 cup raisin
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 2 to 4 tbsp honey (optional)
For the Topping:
- 1 to 2 cups granola
- Add 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
- Fruit should be washed.
- Cut the apples and pears into 1-inch cubes.
- Heat the apple juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Cook for 15 minutes over medium heat with chopped apple, raisins, and cinnamon in a saucepan.
- Add pears and berries in the last 5 minutes.
- Turn off the heat. Stir in the coriander, ginger, lemon juice, and honey.
- Spoon into a serving dish and top and bottom with granola mix (heavier on the base).
- Particularly, this is an ayurvedic recipe for pitta. Pitta requires both cooling and sweetness. This ayurvedic recipe's natural sweetness comes from natural sources and maple syrups, which are beneficial to pitta. Cinnamon also helps to strengthen the immune system. Besides, apples are thought to be a pitta superfood. Apples provide natural sweetness and water, which aid pitta in remaining calm and cool.
- With their warming and stimulating properties, the spices in this recipe are carefully chosen to create delectable flavor, ignite healthy digestion, and balance excess Kapha.
- Cinnamon adds that familiar and beloved sweet and spicy harmony. It has a pungent, sweet, and astringent flavor profile, as well as a warming effect on the body. These properties stimulate a strong digestive fire (Agni), while also aiding in the breakdown of excess Kapha and the elimination of toxins (ama) in the digestive tract.
- The addition of coriander may surprise some bakers, but its distinct flavor adds a wonderfully distinct flavor to this crumble. It is also well known for its ability to promote strong and healthy digestion.
- Ginger is well-known and loved for its sweet and spicy flavor as well as a variety of healing properties. Warming and stimulating, it's an excellent digestive aid and one of the best spices for eliminating toxins and excess Kapha.
- Vatas will especially enjoy it warm with a dollop of cream. For added richness, sprinkle with a little more ginger powder.
- Kaphas can skip the cream and eat it hot or cold.