kosa breakfast recipes

After sleep and rest for your body's digestion overnight, it is important start your daily Ayurvedic rituals to set your body and mind on the right path for the day. This starts with your dinacharya, including waking and scraping the tongue, gargling with herbal oil, drinking warm lemon water, breathwork, movement, and warm oil self-massage. To learn more about dinacharya, read here.

Once you are cleansed and fresh for the day, a healthy, warm, and light breakfast sets your digestion on the right track for optimal absorption of healing elements and elimination of toxins. These recipes are easy to digest and include healing spices to reduce inflammation, stoke your metabolism, and nourish the body.

These are some of our favorite recipes!


2 apples, peeled and cut into pieces

2 Tbsp raisins

1 Tbsp ghee

1/4 tsp turmeric

pinch clove powder

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cardamom

1/2 tsp cinnamon

  1. In a medium pan, warm and melt ghee
  2. Add apple pieces and lightly sear and carmelize
  3. Add enough water to cover bottom of pan
  4. Sprinkle in all spices and stir to coat apples
  5. Add raisins
  6. Cover and simmer 5-7 minutes until apples are soft
  7. Enjoy with another little sprinkle of cinnamon


1 c. steel cut oats

water (according to directions)

handful dried fruit (raisins, prunes, apricots, etc)

3 cardamom ppds (hit with side of knife to pop open)

1/4 tsp powdered ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp turmeric

  1. Add steel cut oats to heated water
  2. Add all spices and fruit
  3. Cook according to directions
  4. Enjoy with a pat of ghee, drizzle maple syrup or honey, sprinkle with cinnamon or cardamom powder, and top with nuts


2/3 c. moong beans (lentils)

1/3 c. basmati rice

1/4 tsp. cardamom

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

pinch baking soda


coconut oil

  1. Night before: Rinse the lentils and rice until water runs clear (2-3 times); Soak in water overnight
  2. Drain water from grains
  3. Add grains to blender, and fill with water to cover grains
  4. Add spices and baking soda
  5. Blend, adding water to desired batter consistency
  6. Add coconut oil to med/high frying pan
  7. Ladle batter to form pancakes
  8. Fry on each side until batter gets crispy and cooked
  9. Serve with honey or maple syrup, stewed fruit, sprinkle of spices

bilva sharbat drink

This cooling, herbal, syrup-based beverage is a popular Indian refreshment with umami flavors.