Ayurvedic Amaranth Porridge

Ayurvedic Amaranth Porridge


Due to its dry, light properties, amaranth is the ideal grain for those with slow digestion. Kapha digestive types have low protein requirements. In addition, this recipe is a great alternative to oat porridge. Amaranth helps to get rid of mucus and is diuretic.


1tbsp ghee or coconut oil

½ tsp fresh ginger (peeled and chopped)

½ tsp vanilla powder

5 tbsp amaranth (washed thoroughly in a sieve)

¾ cup rice drink 

½ ripe mango (sliced)

1/4 cardamom powder

1 pinch of salt

1 splash of lemon juice


1. Heat the ghee in a small pot and sauté the ginger and vanilla.

2. Add the amaranth and rice drink and bring to a boil.

3. Cover and simmer the porridge over low heat for about 30 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency

4. Meanwhile, soak the mango pieces with 1 tablespoon of water and the cardamom in a pot. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.

5. Season the porridge with a pinch of salt and lemon juice. Serve with the mango slices.

VATA types

Add some more ghee. Cook the porridge with a little more liquid as this counteracts the dryness. You can even take coconut milk. Don’t consume this breakfast on a regular basis.

KAPHA types 

Replace half of the rice drink with water.

PITTA types

Replace the mango by a sweet apple or a pear. Take lime instead of lemon juice. 

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