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Kichari

Kichari

What is Kichari? It is a delicious and nourishing meal made with lentils, rice, veggies and spices. The combination of lentils and rice forms a complete protein. Kichari is easy to digest, grounding and balancing for the doshas! As a bonus, its quite simple to make!

Ingredients:

1 cup basmati rice (washed)
1 cup washed yellow mung dhal (soaked for approx 3 hours). If using green mung dhal, soak for 9 hours.
1 cup of chopped veggies of choice (eg. broccoli, peas, carrot or celery)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ground coriander seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 small piece of fresh ginger
1 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp ghee (or oil of choice)

A pinch of asafoedtida
1 litre of boiling water
Squeeze of lemon
Salt to taste

Heat ghee/oil in a saucepan. Fry up all the spices until they are fragrant (approx 40 seconds). Add mung dahl, rice and veggies then stir until coated with ghee/oil and spices. Add the water and cook on medium to low heat for 30-50 minutes (or until rice and dahl are soft) stirring occasionally. Enjoy!