Spicy Carrot Soup –Chakshushya recipe (for Healthy Eyes)

Carrots in Ayurveda have been considered to have chakshushya properties meaning healthy for eyes. In modern science too, they are a great vegetable that you can incorporate into your daily diet to help your eye health and also benefit the rest of your body systems with their many nutrients. Carrots (called as Gaajar) fall under the category of jeevaniya (the one that provides vital juice to the body) according to an ayurvedic text.

Many of the recipes for eyes that contain carrots are either baked dishes, like breads or muffins, or side dishes, like roasted carrots. Ayurvedic practitioners advise a great comfort food for the chilly nights of the fall and winter seasons! This carrot soup will leave you feeling and seeing great!

Ingredients for Chakshushya recipe of Carrots:
8 carrots chopped roughly
5 sticks of celery cut into 1-inch length pieces
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
4 cups of water
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of curry powder
Pepper and salt to taste

1. Heat up the olive oil in a frying pan on medium-high setting of heat.
2. Add in the chopped garlic and onion and fry them together for four to five minutes.
3. Next, add in a teaspoon of curry powder (or however much you want to give you the desired spice level you want to achieve), then stir everything together.
4. Add in the celery, carrots, and water to the mixture of garlic, onions, and curry powder and continue cooking until you have checked the vegetables and they are tender.
5. Using a blender, mix the soup until the soup texture is smooth.
6. Add pepper and salt to taste preference and serve.

This carrot soup packs a little punch with the heat from the curry powder, and it is definitely not one of the tamer recipes for eyes that involve carrots. If you have a busy schedule with no time to prepare the soup over the stove top, you can also throw the ingredients into a slow cooker kitchen appliance and place it on a low heat setting. This will allow your soup to cook throughout the day and be ready for you to serve when you arrive home from work.

To make this a real comfort food recipe, try making some grilled sandwiches by putting two slices of American or cheddar cheese between two pieces of cows’ ghee applied bread and toasting it on the stove in a large pan, flipping regularly until each side is crispy.

Ghee in Ayurveda is considered as deepaniya and paachaniya (appetizer and aids in digestion). Carrots, ghee, pepper, garlic and onions typically correct the vitiated pitta dosha and improve the eye sight. Anyone who wants healthy eyes can see that carrots are a great element to add to many dishes, so make sure you incorporate this versatile food into the recipes you make for yourself and for your family.

Author: Dr Maulik Vyas

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