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Radish is an extremely healthy vegetable that comes with a lot of benefits. It reduces constipation, prevents haemorrhoids, helps with heart conditions and fat digestion, and decongests the gallbladder. Try this exciting recipe helps you enjoy the goodness of this vegetable in a tasty form.
Radish is great for balancing vata and kapha.
It also awakens the Pitta in the digestive tract.
Thanks to its diuretic properties, radish has a cooling effect on body.
Vata people should not have raw radish as it can lead to formation of gas.
Radish, known as mulaka in Ayurveda, is packed with more benefits than you can imagine. These little wonders are sharp, hot, vipak (pungent), and bitter in nature but turn slightly sweet, when cooked. It is great for reigniting the Agni (digestive fire) and easing the symptoms of piles. When sauteed in ghee, it also pacifies all the three doshas.
As you can see, the benefits of radish are plenty, but the question is, how to add this multi-use vegetable in your diet? Well, how about this exciting recipe
Wash 2 radishes and grate them medium-fine.
Rinse the grated radishes with cold water twice and strain it.
Next up, heat a pan on medium flame and add 2 tbsp of sunflower oil.
Once the oil is heated, add 1 ½ tsp of black mustard (rai) seeds, 1 ½ tsp cumin (jeera) seeds, a pinch of Asafetida (Hing), 1 tsp turmeric (haldi), 1 small chilli chopped, and 1 tsp of salt.
Mix all the ingredients well and stir till the mustard seeds pop.
Add the grated radish to the spices and mix it well.
The last step, cover the radish with a lid and cook on medium heat for 12 minutes till it softens.
Serve hot with rotis or rice
Most people use radishes in a salad or eat them raw, but from an Ayurvedic perspective, it is best to eat them freshly cooked. Radishes can awaken the pitta in the digestive tract and nd that is excellent for both Kapha and Pitta, as it clears the accumulated ama.
Thanks to its diuretic properties, radish has a laxative and a cooling effect on the body. Therefore, the vegetable can be eaten by Pitta body types in moderation. A Vata dominant person may find raw radish difficult to digest, since it can create gas, so it’s best to avoid eating them raw.
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