Simple Stewed Apples Ayurveda Recipe

This ayurvedic stewed apples recipe is a wonderful pre-breakfast dish that is soothing and calming for your digestive system.

To make this simple ayurveda breakfast recipe, boil apple pieces in water with warming spices like cinnamon, clove and cardamom for 15 minutes before serving warm.

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Ingredients for Ayurvedic stewed apples

For this recipe, I used:

  • apples: any type of organic apples will work for this recipe. I prefer red and gala varieties since they tend to be sweeter but whatever is in season or available to you is perfectly fine.
  • cinnamon: you can use either cinnamon stick pieces or cinnamon powder for this recipe. The cinnamon stick gives the apples a more subtle flavor though.
  • cardamom: like cinnamon, both whole cardamom pods or cardamom powder can be used for this recipe.
  • clove
  • almonds: any almonds without the skin works well here. Sliced or slivered are great options.
  • raisins: these add wonderful pops of sweetness to the spiced apples. I enjoy the apples with and without the raisins. You can try adding chopped prunes and dates too.

How to make Ayurvedic stewed apples

Prep the apples

Step 1: Most apples are sold with a protective wax coating which is not something I want to eat. So, although apple peels have great health benefits, I prefer to remove them. I wash the apples with warm soapy water and peel the skin.

Step 2: Cut into small bite sized pieces.

Stew the apples

Step 3: Place a small saucepan on low heat. Add all the ingredient to the pot – cinnamon, cardamom, clove, slivered almonds, apple pieces, raisins and water.

ingredients for ayurvedic stewed apples
cooking stewed apples in saucepan

Step 4: Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

cooked stewed apples on stove

Step 5: Remove from the heat and serve warm as a pre-breakfast. I recommend having a simple, fulling meal with protein an hour after having these stewed apples.

stewed apples ayurveda recipe

Benefits of Ayurveda stewed apples

Apples contain pectin, a soluble fiber, found in both the peels and in the flesh of the fruit. This type of fiber is incredibly beneficial to gut health, which is why this recipe is recommended for calming the stomach in Ayurveda.

Pectin acts as a prebiotic which can help maintain the balance of gut microbiota. More than that, it can also preserve the gut barrier function and reduce inflammation (source: 2016 study).

Healthline.com outlines more benefits of pectin. They range from reducing acid reflux, improving diarrhea and constipation and possibly controlling blood sugar.

From my own anecdotal experience, this recipe has helped to calm my stomach and reduce acid reflux symptoms. In fact, having just one spoonful can quickly ease any heartburn I may experience.

Ayurvedic stewed apples recipe


stewed apples ayurveda recipe with red apples and cloth in background

Stewed Apples Ayurveda Recipe

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This warm, comforting Ayurvedic stewed apples recipe is very easy to make and is a great way to start the morning. The fiber content can help with gut health.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword spiced apples
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 2
Calories 123
Author We Trini Food

Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 1/4 piece cinnamon stick (or ¼ tsp cinnamon powder)
  • 3 whole cardamom (or ¼ tsp cardamom powder)
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tbsp almonds (sliced or slivered)
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

  • Wash apples thoroughly and remove the wax coating or peel the skin.
  • Cut the apples into small bite sized pieces.
  • Add all ingredients to a small pot.
  • Place on low heat and boil for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

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