Spice Mixes to Customize your meal according to your Prakruti: Expert talk!

Masala is a term used to describe a spice blend or spice mixture. You can use spice mixtures to enhance the flavor of food, to improve digestion, and for their therapeutic properties (such as carminative, alterative, diuretic, or analgesic).
Using the right spices in your diet will help you maintain strong digestive fire, reduce toxins, and bring balance to the doshas.

How to Cook with Masalas?

One of the best ways to cook with masalas is to sauté the blends in some ghee (clarified butter) or oil. The ghee or oil helps to extract the flavors and aromas of these spices while releasing the natural oils, which contain many of the therapeutic components.

Once you mix the spices in ghee or oil, add vegetables or your choice of other food to the mixture and sauté.

Masalas can also be added to soups, stews, rice, or kitchari.

You can customize spice blends so they will help pacify any doshic imbalance or vikruti and so that they suit your taste.
For example, a person who is experiencing high kapha may want to use a kapha-reducing masala to prepare his or her food.

Here are masala recipes for each dosha.

Masala for Vata Type:

2 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon fennel
1 teaspoon asafoetida
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
½ teaspoon mineral salt

Masala for Pitta Type:

2 tablespoons coriander
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon fennel
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon raw sugar
¼ teaspoon clove

Masala for Kapha Type:

1 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon coriander
1 tablespoon fennel
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ginger

To save time, make several servings of these masalas ahead of time, and keep them for up to
six months. Have them nearby with your other spices so you can easily reach for them when you’re cooking.

Here are more tips when making spice masalas:
• It’s best to use the powdered form of the spices. If you can, buy whole spices in bulk and grind them using a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle.
• Organic and nonirradiated spices are of the best quality.
• Store masalas in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.

Spice blends are delicious, nutritious, and fun to use. Because they have an array of therapeutic benefits for the body, mind, and senses, it’s no wonder that spices in times of trade have been valued as highly as gold.

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Make them, use them and come back with magical health ❤️❤️

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