Indian name: Nimbu Chawal
Taste: Madhura Rasa (sweet)
Quality: Snigdha (unctuous), Laghu (light)
Potency: Sheeta (cold)
Post-digestive effect: Madhura
|1||Cup||White basmati rice|
|1||TBS||Urad dal or Mung dal|
|1||Tsp||Whole cumin seeds|
|1||Tsp||Fresh lime juice(or more to taste)|
- Cook rice with water for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Sauté spices (except for salt) and the dal in melted ghee.
- Mix rice and sautéed spice mix together.
Add lime juice and salt after taking the mixture down from the gas.
Medicinal Properties of Lime Rice: This recipe is cooling in nature and thus pacifies Pitta Dosha. It is easy to digest and might increase Vata, which is why it is balanced with lime, cumin seeds, hing (asafoetida), and mustard seeds. It is good for diarrhea, anorexia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This recipe is also good for post-surgical patients.
People who have a tendency for constipation should avoid eating rice.
Dosha Analysis: It pacifies Pitta and increases Vata Dosha.
Balances all three Doshas. Both ginger and cumin stimulate and aid in digestion. Coconut(cool, sweet) balances the Pitta raised by lime juice ( sour). Lime Rice or Lemon Rice is a very balanced ayurvedic dish. It balances all three doshas viz., Vata, Pita and Kapha.