Updated: Jan 14
In honor of the ancient Indian celebration of LIGHT in our lives (which ultimately comes from the light of your indwelling soul), I am so happy to share a special Indian 'masala pizza' recipe!
It is made of the same beautiful GOLDEN SUNSHINE SAUCE I shared about in Golden Sunshine Tikka Masala and Quinoa with Golden Sunshine Sauce. It's a commonly used sauce in Indian restaurants, which I've created a dairy-free, Ayurvedic version of. While ghee is butter with the casein (dairy) component removed, you can also always substitute coconut oil (except in the spring season, when it is typically not as beneficial for your digestion).
The Sun is the ultimate source of Light in our lives. Ayurveda offers us a sunlit path to discovery of our inner light: the soul within, which has the potential to shine with the power and radiance of a thousand golden Suns.
Food is such a hugely important part of your spiritual journey, to support you in the process of churning on your desires.
The definition of Ayurveda is: that science which reveals how to distinguish between desires and actions that bring you joy versus those that bring you sorrow. Desire-laden actions that benefit not only you, but others, too, are those that give you personal joy. To be able to reflect honestly on our desires and to set new intentions for positive changes in our lives that benefit ourselves and others requires a sharp intellect.
When you eat foods like this Ayurvedic masala pizza, it actually supports your mind to be able to clearly reflect and distinguish between your desires.
Whereas most other pizzas, given the qualities of their ingredients, tend to agitate your mind, by increasing the quantity and reducing the quality of your desires. Most pizzas also stuff you to the point where you don't feel so good afterwards.
This pizza has just the opposite effect!
You are what you eat, so choose clarity. Choose light. It's yours to claim, share and spread everywhere.
AYURVEDIC PIZZA DOUGH INGREDIENTS:
3/4 cups warm water
1/2 tbsp spelt flour
1/4 tsp jaggery
1 1/4 cup mung dal flour or almond flour (almond flour gives it a softer consistency and is what I used in this particular recipes' dough)
1 1/2 tsp coconut oil or ghee
1/6 cup semolina flour combined with 3/4 tsp pink rock salt
GOLDEN SUNSHINE SAUCE INGREDIENTS:
2 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1 dry bay leaf
1/4 tsp hing
1/2 tsp kalonji seeds
1/2 tsp ground turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala*
1 1/2 cup chopped sweet heirloom tomatoes
1/4 cup tofu
1/2 tsp pink rock salt
1/2 cup almond milk or coconut milk
1 1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
1/2 tsp jaggery or sugar substitute
PIZZA TOPPING INGREDIENTS: