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A balancing and moisturising porridge with spices, dried fruits and nuts

This Ayurvedic porridge recipe is light, easily digestible and nourishes all tissues. It supports body detoxification of the body and contributes to a healthy skin.


  • 1/2 cup basmati rice (rice flakes or quinoa can also be used according to body-mind constitution)
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tbsp coconut cream mixed with 1 glass warm water (or 2 glasses coconut or coconut & almond milk)
  • 1/4 tsp rock salt
  • Topping according to taste and constitution: Spices, dried fruits, roasted nuts


  • Rince and soak half cup of white basmati rice in water for 30min. 
  • Strain, pour into a pot and add 4 cups of water. Once it comes to the boil, cook on low heat with the lid on for 12-15 minutes until fully cooked and a mushy.  
  • Take it off the heat and add coconut milk and salt. 
  • Stir the Ayurvedic porridge well and return to the heat for 3 minutes. 
  • Adjust the seasoning of your breakfast porridge according to your constitution and the season. Adding any combination of Ayurvedic spices such as grated nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and few raisins, chopped dates, maple syrup, cooked apples, roasted almonds and seeds.


Enjoy this delicious Ayurvedic porridge warm. Bon appétit !
This recipe is suitable to all constitutions. Kapha constitutions can reduce the sweet seasoning and amount of cream, whilst pitta and vata constitutions can go easier on the dried nuts and prefer them pre-soaked.

Basmati rice is cooling, light and easier to digest according to Ayurveda. It is sattvic and balances all three constitution. Unlike sea salt, rock salt has pacifying properties for all constitutions and is cooling in nature.

To receive dietary and lifestyle advice suited to your constitution and your medical condition, it is preferable that you consult a qualified Ayurvedic physician or practitioner.


Click here for an alternative millet breakfast porridge recipe


Elena Beurdeley-Kuerten
Ayurvedic Consultant – DipALN, DipAMT (Ayurveda)
The Ayurveda Centre – Athens

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