Feeling bloated with brown food? Wanting to reset you digestive system but not liking the idea of raw veggies during the cold weather? Get back in balance without punishing yourself with warm, soothing kitchari. Kitchari is a comfort food originating from India made with rice and mung beans, ghee, ginger, turmeric, and other healing herbs. Kitchari is easy to make, and yummy to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A one or two-day kitchari cleanse is a great, gentle way to stay balanced during the holiday season without a harsh cleanse.
There are many variations to this classic dish. Here’s one quick and easy recipe:
Classic Kitchari stew:
1/2 cup Basmati rice
1 cup green or yellow mung beans
1/2 to 1 inch ginger root, choped or grated
2 tsp. ghee
pinch mineral salt
1/2 tsp corriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp whole cumin seed
1/2 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
handful cilantro, choped
1 1/2 cups such as carrots, squash, or other easily digested vegetables
Rinse rice and beans thoroughly. Combine with 6 cups water and boil for twenty minutes until soft. Meanwhile place ghee, and seeds in a pan. Roast until seeds pop. Add rest of spices. Add to rice/bean mixture. Remove from heat and add cilantro and veggies.
This recipe will make enough for 6-12 meals. I like to wam up kitchari with honey for breakfast, and add extra ginger for lunch and dinner. Use the extra time saved by eating this simple meal to practice gentle yoga, meditate, and hang out with loved ones.
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