A staple breakfast dish throughout Sri Lanka, this easy to prepare herbal soup provides you with a healthy kick to start your day. It combines two ‘Super foods’ – Gotu Kola and Mukunuwanna, one of which features in our 06 immunity boosting Ayurvedic herbs article.
Sri Lanka is blessed to have an abundance of plants and herbs which can be classified as ‘Superfoods’ naturally growing within the country. Therefore there are many variations of this soup. For example ‘Hathawariya’ is another plant whose leaves can be used as an added ingredient or by itself. The rice is added for the extra energy it provides to start the day, however if you wish you can omit it.
Herbal Soup. Images courtesy of Picuki.com and Gourmandelle.
If you find the soup to be too bitter for your liking, try adding ‘Hakuru’ if available, or substitute with any natural sweetener.
For more information on the Ayurvedic diet at Surya Lanka please visit our Nutrition page by clicking the highlighted link.