Spiced fruit compote

Spiced fruit compote

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1
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Lisa Linder

Apples are considered excellent for balancing kapha – they say those with a kapha imbalance should start every day with stewed apple. In fact, once cooked, they are good for all doshas and help increase ojas (our vitality). Pears are great for balancing hormones and for energy. This dish is perfect for winter or summer mornings. It is especially good for pitta in winter, and they can add some flaked coconut and a little butter or ghee. Vata could add 1 tablespoon of ground almonds, some flaked coconut and a little butter or ghee. Prunes are a great source of fibre and vitamins. How long this dish takes to make will depend on how ripe your fruit is. If your pear is already soft, add it towards the end of the cooking time; if it is hard you can add it in with the apples.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1/3 teaspoon cornflour
3 tablespoons water
1 small apple, cored, cubed or sliced
3 dried prunes
1 cinnamon stick
1 slice ginger, peeled
1/2-1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste
1 small pear, cored and cubed
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2-1 teaspoon honey
or 1/2-1 teaspoon maple syrup
or 1/2-1 teaspoon agave syrup

Method

  1. Stir the cornflour into the water to dissolve, then pour into a small saucepan. Add the apple, prunes, cinnamon, ginger and lemon juice and zest. Cover and cook on a low-medium heat for 5 minutes or until the apple is softening. Stir in the pear, cover and cook for a further 2–4 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook until the fruits are soft and cooked and cradled in thick juices (add a spoonful of warm water if necessary).
  2. Take off the heat, stir in the sweetener to taste and serve.
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health
diet
ayurvedic
ayurveda
weightloss
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