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KITCHARI - A delicious dish to lighten the load

This favorite dish of mine combines basmati rice, beans, and healing spices. While delicious anytime, it is a purification food in Ayurveda and can be used when your digestive system needs a break or a recharge or if you need your energy for healing.

-Melt 1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter) in a sauce pan.

-Add ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds and let brown for one or two minutes.

- Add: ¼ cup SPLIT moong beans (mung) and ½ cup basmati rice.

Let brown for one minute.

-Add 5 cups of water. Sometimes I use 6 cups for a more “soupy” texture and sometimes I use 4 cups for a more “porridge” like texture.

-Bring to boil. Then lower heat and cook for 30 minutes.

-After cooking add ½ teaspoon of salt or to taste and ½ teaspoon of power cumin or to taste. Add fresh chopped Cilantro to taste. Makes about 5 servings. (Sometimes I add chopped carrots, onions, and or garlic.)


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