Mind-relaxing Gotu Kola Pesto


Brahmi/gotu kola is a super herb that is tridoshic, high in sattva, and rejuvenating. This ayurvedic pesto not only tastes good but also has brahmi’s powers for a clear and relaxed mind.

Good for all doshas.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes
Serves: 4 Person



  1. Add half of the olive oil to a pan and when it’s warm add fresh ginger, black pepper, salt, and chopped nuts.
  2. Simmer for 1-2 minutes and add fennel, coriander, and holy basil.
  3. After 1 minute, add kale and gotu kola.
  4. Add just a splash of water, cover, and let it simmer until the kale is tender.
  5. Let it cool and blend everything together with the remaining olive oil, avocado, and lime juice to a smooth paste.

Serving suggestions

Can be served over pearl barley, rice, or fresh pasta and vegetables.

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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