Dosha Balancing Kitchari Recipe
Try out this recipe to balance your Ayruvedic dosha
Edited By:Raja Sivamani , MD, MS, AP
Kitchari is a delicious, tridoshic-balancing and nourishing dish. It is often used for fasts and cleanses in Ayurveda.
1/2 cup basmati rice
1 cup mung dal (split yellow or can use mung beans)
Approximately 6 cups water
1 inch ginger root, grated
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ghee
1/2 tsp. coriander powder
1/2 tsp. cumin powder
1/2 tsp. fennel
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1 pinch asafetida (hing)
Handful of fresh cilantro leaves
1.5 cups assorted vegetables, chopped - pick vegetables that are the best for your dosha.
Carrots, zucchini, green beans are some examples of vegetables that taste good in kitchari.
- Wash the rice and daal
- Add the 6 cups of water to the rice and dal and cook covered until soft, about 20 minutes
- Add the vegetables to the cooked rice and dal mixture and cook for an additional 10 minutes
- In a separate saucepan, sauté the seeds in the ghee until they pop; then add the other spices and stir together
- Stir the sautéed spices into the cooked dal, rice, and vegetable mixture
- Add the salt and chopped fresh cilantro and serve
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