POTATOES WITH TURMERIC?
Potatoes for breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Potatoes are a root vegetable so in Ayurveda their qualities are heavy, stable, moist, smooth.
Potatoes have earth and water element just like the kapha dosha. They are nurturing...often time a comfort food.
Because of their qualities they are good for the vata dosha and also a good winter food during winter time which is the time when the vata dosha gets aggravated.
All dosha can have them in the winter. The secret is in the spices!
Normally potatoes are aggravating to the kapha dosha because they share the same qualities. So to make potatoes lighter we have to add pungent spices like pepper and astringent like ginger and maybe a little of bitter like hing or mustard seeds.... And if course the medicine... turmeric!
Turmeric which is pungent, bitter and astringent, perfect for kapha.
For a vata or pitta dominant constitution put less of those spices and maybe more salt...
Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions.