Dosa with Date-Ginger Chutney: Dosha-Balancing Recipe


According to Ayurveda, when all the doshas are in balance, one feels a sense of inner peace.

This Ayurvedic recipe is designed to bring sattva, rajas, and tamas into harmony. Whip up this tasty dish anytime you want a sweet and cooling treat that is also an energizing and nutritious boost for the body.

Dosa Ingredients

1 c. basmati rice

1 c. dry, split urad dal

1⁄2 to 1 tsp. salt


Dosa Instructions

Soak the basmati rice and urad dal in separate containers for a few hours or overnight. Next, rinse the rice and dal thoroughly. Mix rice, dal, and salt together in a food processor or blender with enough water to get a pancake-batter consistency. Rub ghee onto a non-stick surface, heat, and cook in the shape of thin pancakes. Dosas can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with various chutneys and soups. Serves 4–6

Dosa Actions

In Ayurveda, actions refer to the qualities and effects that food or herbs have on the body and mind. Each action can influence the body in specific ways to restore balance and promote health. According to Ayurveda, this recipe is notably sweet, cooling, wholesome, nutritious, detoxifying, and energizing to the body.

Date-Ginger Chutney Ingredients

1 c. chopped, pitted dates

2 Tbsp. fresh ginger root, grated

1⁄2 tsp. salt

juice of one lime

4 Tbsp. water

Chutney Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Serve fresh with dosas or chapatis. Use 1–2 teaspoons with meals. Serves 10–15

Chutney Actions

This recipe is naturally sweet and cooling, promoting strength, energy and vitality.

Craving more Ayurvedic recipes to balance the doshas? Dive in to this delicious vegetable upma recipe or sip on this aromatic herbal tea.

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Sarah Kruse
Sarah Kruse is an Ayurvedic Doctor who assists clients in returning to their true nature through the... Read more