Nurturing Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This Ayurvedic recipe is sweet and nurturing for your body, mind and soul! It balances the vata dosha particularly well, leading to contentment and a calm mind.

It takes only 20 minutes to prepare, 20 minutes to cook, and will serve about four of your best friends or family members.

In creating this dish I used only organic, and mostly locally grown, ingredients. I encourage everyone to eat as organically and cleanly as possible for the preservation of our bodies and the planet!

May you take this food in freely and give back freely! Namaste.

Ingredients for Filling

  • 3 cups of chopped pumpkin
  • 2 Tbsp. ghee
  • ½ tsp. mineral salt
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg powder
  • ½ tsp. ginger powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 2 whole cloves or ½ tsp. clove powder
  • ¼ - ½ cup chopped pecans
  • water

Directions for Filling

Heat ghee on medium heat and then add spices.

Cook until the spices’ aroma come up.

Add chopped pumpkin pieces then stir to coat with ghee and spices.

Add water to ⅓ the level of the pumpkin, stir, and cover.

Reduce the heat and simmer until the pumpkin is soft, 5-15 minutes.

Let it cool for a few minutes, then blend or mash to your desired consistency.

Ingredients for Crust

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup flax meal
  • ½ tsp. mineral salt
  • 2 Tbsp. ghee
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • water

Directions for Crust

Mix flour, flax and salt.

Stir in ghee and maple syrup, then add water to create a moist dough.

Cover and let sit in a cool place for 5 minutes.

Press into a baking dish.

Bake crust 5-7 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until warm and slightly firm on top.

Add the pumpkin to the crust.

Sprinkle chopped pecans on top.

Let it sit for 5 minutes, then serve!


Use wheat mixed with barley flour for another variation.

Grind your own flour for optimal flavor and nutrition; hand grinders are easy to use and inexpensive.

Purchase organic wheat berries and barley or brown rice in the bulk section or online.

Buy organic pecans online directly from the farmer for optimal freshness and best price.

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