Squash Bliss Soup with Extra Protein along with Mix Veggie Stir-Fry

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Squash Bliss Soup with Garden Veggie Stir-Fry



  • 1 medium-sized squash, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour, preferably home-ground
  • 1/3 cup moong dal
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, medium-sized
  • 1/4 cup ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp peppercorns


Indulge in the delightful flavors of our Ayurvedic Harvest Delight Soup, a concoction that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also infuses an extra dose of nutrition and protein. The creamy blend of coconut milk, sorghum, moong dal, and the richness of the vegetables and spices creates a soul-soothing experience.

 Check out the video on my YouTube channel for a helpful visual guide to the entire recipe.


Step 1: Saute and Infuse

  • Heat ghee or coconut oil in a pot, add peppercorns and rinsed moong dal, sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add the roughly chopped butternut squash, sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in 5 cups of water, mix well, cover with a lid, and bring it to a boil.

Step 2: Creamy Fusion

  • After about 10 minutes, uncover and mash the squash with a masher.
  • Allow it to simmer on low heat for another 8 minutes.
  • Add sorghum flour, ensuring a thorough mix.
  • Add 1.5 tsp of Himalayan pink salt.
  • Utilize a hand blender to achieve a creamy texture.
  • Introduce coconut milk, blend once again.

Step 3: Finishing Touch

  • Simmer on low heat for an additional 3 minutes. Now add the freshly chopped basil leaves and mix well.
  • Turn off the heat and garnish with Italian seasoning and a few lime/lemon slices.

Elevate your dinner experience with this wholesome Ayurvedic Harvest Delight Soup, complemented perfectly by a simple stir-fry side dish.

Stir-Fry Side Dish:


  • 5 oz sugar snap peas.
  • 5 oz fresh green beans
  • 1 cup carrot ribbons
  • 1/2 cup yellow squash ribbons
  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil.
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns powder (1 tsp if you want to increase the spice level)
  • 1/2 Italian spice mix
  • White sesame seeds and shredded coconut for garnish


  • Add ghee to a hot skillet. Add the fresh green beans. Saute for 2 minutes and close with a lid.
  • Now add the sugar snap peas and 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder. Add 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt, carrot, and squash ribbons. Toss and mix well.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of peppercorns powder (1 tsp if you want to increase the spice level) and 1/2 Italian spice mix.
  • Toss and mix well on high heat for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • The veggies must be well-cooked yet a little crisp without losing their natural color and texture, achieved by cooking in an iron skillet.
  • After turning off the heat, garnish with white sesame seeds and shredded coconut.

Now, prepare for plating as shown in the video. Enjoy the recipe for a light dinner with added protein and fiber for optimum digestion.

Ayurvedic Facts:

  • Moong Dal: Known for its tridoshic nature in Ayurveda, moong dal is easy to digest and balances all three doshas. It is a rich source of protein, making it an excellent choice for overall health. Moong, in Sanskrit, is called “Mugda,” meaning one that calms the mind as well.
  • Sorghum: A staple in Ayurvedic cooking, sorghum is considered cooling and pacifying for Pitta. It's a good source of fiber and nutrients, supporting digestive health. It is excellent for those with chronic cold, cough, allergies, and respiratory issues. Sorghum builds strength and immunity.
  • Butternut Squash: With its sweet taste and nourishing properties, butternut squash is often recommended in Ayurveda. It's known to balance Vata and Pitta doshas while providing essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Fresh Basil: Basil is revered for its medicinal properties in Ayurveda. It is considered an excellent herb for promoting digestion and has a calming effect on the mind, increasing Sattva Guna. Regular use of fresh basil in your diet can eliminate bad bacteria and infections in the GI tract.


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