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Morning Porridge according to your dosha

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Ayurvedic Porridge Recipe according to your dosha
Ayurvedic morning porridge

This is a protein based breakfast following the rules of ayurveda. It can be incorporated in a diet to lose weight for the Kapha dosha, to regulate the pitta dosha against inflammation or to nourish the Vata tissues. Below you'll find the right ingredients according to your imbalance. This is a healthy breakfast that combines bananas and crunchy nuts. It’s rich in fibers, potassium, filling, satisfying and full of energy to tackle the day ahead

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 7 minutes

Servings 1

Useful in: to all dosha for a wholesome breakfast that's nourishing but easy to digest

Ingredients according to your dosha

It balances the 3 doshas as long as you swap a few ingredients.

  • For Vata: if you suffer from joint pains, anxiety and/or from constipation and bloating.

Use rolled Oats or Basmati rice, 1/2 a banana, cooked apple, raisins, dates, red berries (make sure they are sweet rather than acidic), any nuts. You can add honey or mapple syrup at the end. Use Almond milk in summer, soya milk in winter, but avoid animal milks because they dont mix up well with fruits and create toxins.

  • For Pitta: if you suffer from any type of inflammation

Use basmati rice, almonds (no other nuts), cooked apple, peach, sweet abricot, dried apricots and/or red berries, dates, raisins. You can add maple syrup on top at the end. Use almond milk

  • For Kapha: if you have a slow digestion and/or need to lose weight.

Use quinoa, amaranth, or basmati rice occasionally. Use red berries, raisins, and cooked apple or pear, abricots or prunes. You can add honey on top at the end. Use water


  • · ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats (vata), OR basmati rice (Pitta), OR Quinoa (Kapha)

  • · 1 cup water (Kapha) or almond milk (pitta & Vata)

  • · pinch of Himalayan salt

  • · ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon (Vata/Kapha) or fennel seeds (Pitta)

  • · ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (if available)

  • · Fruits as above according to your dosha

  • · 2 Tablespoons walnuts or Brazilian nuts (vata/Kapha) almonds (Pitta)

  • · 1/2 teaspoon chia & pumpkin

How to

1. Add the grain, water or milk, salt, cinnamon and vanilla, to a pot over medium/high heat.

2. Bring it to a low boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for 5 minutes; stirring occasionally. The dish is ready when the grain has soaked up most of the liquid – don’t let is dry up

3. 2 minutes before the end, add the chia seeds and any of the dried fruits you might want to add so they gorged themselves in the liquid rather than being dry (especially true for vata)

4. Transfer to a bowl and add the fruits, the nuts and chia seeds.


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