Autumn recipe!


Vata-calming stewed apples

It is cold and windy outside. And as these qualities grow stronger and Vata-Dosha increases, the need for warm, nurturing and simple dishes grows. I love this recipe because it is not only easy and delicious, but it is also seasonal, regional and versatile (it makes a great light breakfast and a nice snack, too). I hope you enjoy it!


Vata-calming stewed apples

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4 medium apples, any variety

2 tablespoons of ghee

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. cardamom powder

1/2 tsp. fresh, finely chopped ginger

a couple of dried dates or raisins

and a few freshly roasted almonds


  1. Chop and core the apples (use preferably organic apples; peel them if they are not).
  2. Warm the ghee in a pan and add the ginger, cook it until its aroma comes up.
  3. Add the cinnamon, and simmer 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add the apples and the dates and stir to coat with spices.
  5. Add water to ½ the height of the apples and cook on low heat until the apples are slightly soft.
  6. Decorate with the freshly roasted almonds and enjoy!

Pears work really well as well, that is why I chose the picture.