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Spice Blends

Dosha Balancing Spice Blends

Spice Blends

Here are some suggested spice mixes to help balance each of the three doshas. Mix the dry spices well and store them in clean airtight jars. To use, sauté spices in a little ghee or olive oil and pour over cooked dishes. Or add to dishes such as dhals and soups as they are simmering.

Vata-balancing Six Taste Spice Mix:
3 parts fennel, 1 part turmeric, 1 part cumin, 1 part dried ginger, 1 part black pepper, 1 part cardamom, 1 part salt, 1 part raw sugar, 1 part fenugreek, 1 part dried mango powder (all powdered).

Pitta-balancing Six Taste Spice Mix:
6 parts fennel, 2 parts coriander, 2 parts cumin, 1 part turmeric, 1 part salt, 1 part raw sugar, 1 part dried mango powder (all powdered).

Kapha-balancing Six Taste Spice Mix:
2 parts dried ginger, 2 parts black pepper, 2 parts turmeric, 1 part coriander, 1 part cumin, 1 part sweet paprika, 1 part salt, 1 part raw sugar, 1 part dried mango powder (all powdered).