PRUNE ORANGE & CARDAMON PORRIDGE
This really warmed me up. Well that and a hot water bottle strapped around my kidneys with a big scarf – no heating at the moment. It is the perfect season for warm porridge, and if you have digestive challenges, blend it!
Ayurveda recognises that each season requires a slightly different approach to food, with autumn heading into winter requiring us to eat warm, unctuous, protein rich stews and porridge’s.
This porridge isn’t protein rich, so I would advise vata types to have an egg on the side, or add in 1/2 cup of ground almonds.
INGREDIENTS (per person)
1/3 cup oats groats (if Kapha type and feeling a bit flat use millet or buckwheat)
8 times the amount of water
1 small sweet orange
1 teaspoon freshly ground cardamon
Pinch of cinnamon
Raw honey if you need a sweetener
I use a slow cooker, but you could cook the night before on the cooker. I put the oats groats into the slow cooker with the water and Cardamon on low, then in the morning added the other ingredients.