Pitta is one of three Ayurvedic doshas or constitutions, and represents the fire ? and water ? elements. When out of balance, pittas have too much fire and can be irritable (and have a host of other symptoms like inflammation, heartburn etc.), and so “cooling” foods such as coriander, cucumber and lime are recommended.
And if you’re a pitta constitution (fire-water), this can help cool your normally fiery ways.
Interestingly, most fermented foods are counter indicated by all the doshic diets, especially for pittas! Which makes “pitta pacifying kombucha” somewhat of a paradox, eh? ? ?
- 32 fl. oz (1 liter) ripe kombucha
- 1 oz. by weight (30 grams) cucumber, any variety, peeled
- juice from ½ lime
- 1 tsp. (5 ml) coriander seeds
- Mash the cucumber into an applesauce like texture. With a funnel, add mashed veggie into a 32 ounce (1 liter) swing top bottle or other bottle with a tight sealing lid. Use a chopstick to unclog any obstructions in the funnel neck.
- Squeeze lime juice into bottle.
- Optionally, crack the coriander seeds with a mortar and pestle. Add seeds to bottle.
- Top with kombucha.
- Wait 2-3 days, burping bottle daily in warmer weather. When you like the flavor, move to refrigerator.
- Serve chilled. Lasts 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
There are an infinite number of ways to flavor kombucha.