PORRIDGE FOR COLD AND FLU

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This ayurveda porridge for cold and flu, is an immune system booster and reduces bodily inflammation.

It is said in the ancient vedic text books that rice porridge :
1. Increases digestive power.
2. Balances impaired doshas.
3. Reduces thirst.
4. Increases energy & boosts immunity.
5. Relieves constipation.

Ayurveda Rice Porridge Recipe for Cold & Flu

Ingredients (approximate quantity for 2 meals):

  • White basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Butter / ghee – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds

Method:

  • Dry roast the rice in a frying pan until rice becomes lighter in weight and golden colour
  • Once the rice is roasted, add 3 cups of water
  • Add salt according to your palate, between a pinch and a quarter of a teaspoon
  • Boil for 10 – 15 minutes until it becomes soft
  • Blend / mash to make a gruel / soup
  • Eat approximately one small cereal bowl or as much as the appetite allows per meal

 

Notes:

  • Eat 2 or 3 times a day with at least 5-hour gap between meals
  • Do not eat any other food / snacks
  • Eat a portion that is less than a full stomach, eat slowly
  • Add spices fried in a little butter / ghee and cooked with the rice and lentils for lunch / dinner – cumin, coriander, black pepper, mustard seeds, turmeric (pinch of each in powder form), cardamom, cinnamon
  • Do not use any chilli powder or chillies
  • If you need a break from the savoury taste you can add a little honey to vary the taste for breakfast; also add cinnamon, cardamom etc
  • If you need a break from the gruel, you can eat dry toast with a little butter / marmite or vegetable soup but try to stick as much as possible to the rice and lentil gruel for a few days
  • The gruel can be stored for a few days if refrigerated

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