I have tried so many breakfast dishes because basically, I get bored. But I have to admit, this is one of the best breakfasts for kapha (me). It does not make me bloated which many store-bought cereals do, and it smells like Christmas. I make a double portion in the evening and heat it up at work for a couple of days. -CMM
From the book Eat Right For Your Body Type by Anjum Anand
Apples are considered excellent for balancing kapha – they say those with a kapha imbalance should start every day with stewed apple. In fact, once cooked, they are good for all doshas and help increase ojas (our vitality). Pears are great for balancing hormones and for energy. This dish is perfect for winter or summer mornings. It is especially good for pitta in winter, and they can add some flaked coconut and a little butter or ghee. Vata could add 1 tablespoon of ground almonds, some flaked coconut and a little butter or ghee. Prunes are a great source of fibre and vitamins. How long this dish takes to make will depend on how ripe your fruit is. If your pear is already soft, add it towards the end of the cooking time; if it is hard you can add it in with the apples.
- 1/3 teaspoon cornflour
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 small apple, cored, cubed or sliced
- 3 dried prunes
- 1 cinnamon stick (or I use cinnamon powder)
- 1 slice ginger, peeled (or I use ginger powder)
- 1/2-1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste
- 1 small pear, cored and cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/2-1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2-1 teaspoon maple syrup (I leave this out)
- 1/2-1 teaspoon agave syrup (I leave this out)
- Stir the cornflour into the water to dissolve, then pour into a small saucepan. Add the apple, prunes, cinnamon, ginger and lemon juice and zest. Cover and cook on a low-medium heat for 5 minutes or until the apple is softening. Stir in the pear, cover and cook for a further 2–4 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook until the fruits are soft and cooked and cradled in thick juices (add a spoonful of warm water if necessary).
- Take off the heat, stir in the sweetener to taste and serve.
Eat Right For Your Body Type