These crepes are a protein packed breakfast (or lunch) that is also excellent for vata. It will leave you nourished, grounded and satisfied. Yellow dahl is the best (only) bean for treating Vata. This is great as a quick breakfast (particularly using a Vita Mix) because the time is in the pre- soaking. Crepes are delicious plain or with toppings like sautéed veggies or chutney.
1 heaping cup yellow moong dahl (pre-soaked for at least one hour or
overnight and rinsed)
1" inch knob fresh ginger
1/4 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric or curry powder
pinch of hingwastika or asafetida (optional)
salt to taste
1/4-1/2 of an onion chopped fine unless using Vita Mix (optional)
fresh cilantro (optional)
1 carrot (grated unless using vita mix)
1 Tbs coconut (optional, but makes the crepes a bit stickier/harder to flip in pan)
ghee for cooking
Mix dahl, spices, optional coconut oil, salt, and optional cilantro with half cup of water in blender. If using Vita Mix you can add in roughly chopped carrot and onion and blend all together. If not, whisk finely chopped onion and grated carrot into batter after blending. Heat a small amount of ghee in a cast iron skillet (as much as you would for a pancake) on low heat. IMPORTANT: use extra ghee if there is no coconut oil in the batter! When ghee sizzles ladle batter into skillet. Use back of ladle to spread batter into a this circle (thicker is fine too but will take longer to cook). COVER and cook for 2-3 mins per side. Eat fresh off the skillet.
Asafoetida, often referred to as “Hing”, cleanses up the intestinal flora and strengthens the digestive fire. It is a powerful digestive stimulant and helps remove food stagnation from the G.I. tract. It can be used in cases of flatulence, cramps, spasms and worms. Used for arthritic pain, constipation, gas, rheumatism, and intestinal colic.
Turmeric: Anti-bacterial, reduces inflammation, great for skin, liver stimulant, reduces fever and pain, and has a preventative role in bowel cancer.
Cumin: Used for digestion, gas, abdominal pain, bloating, sluggish digestion, and colitis
Coriander: used for indigestion, sore throat, allergies, urinary tract infection, burning urethra, and hay fever.