Hot Amaranth Cereal for Vata and Kapha

Amaranth is sweet and rich in protein, making this a great breakfast to bring warmth and energy to a cool morning.  Stores well in refrigerator; can be reheated for use the next day. Balancing for vata and kapha.

  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • 1 cup dry amaranth (ideally, soaked overnight)
  • 2½ cup water
  • 1/8-1/4 cup raisins
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon cinnamon and/or cardamon
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon almond oil extract
  • Optional: ground flax seeds or shredded coconut (balancing for pitta dosha, making this a neutral dish)

Bring water to a boil in small, heavy pot; stir in amaranth and raisins.  Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook until cereal is soft and thick, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve.

Source: Amadea Morningstar’s book “The Ayurvedic Cookbook”