Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic food and is usually a blend of grains, mung beans, and nourishing spices. It is very easy to digest and is beneficial if you are feeling ill, cleansing, or during seasonal changes. The combination of beans and rice also means this meal is packed with protein. You can also mix it up and add your favorite veggies for some extra flavor and nutrients.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cups of basmati rice
- ½ cup of quinoa
- 1 cup split yellow mung beans (moong dal)
- 6 1/2 cups filtered water
- 2-3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 ½ teaspoons coriander
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons of avocado oil
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- Fresh lime wedge and parsley to serve
How to create:
Rinse rice, quinoa, and mung beans and add them to a large pot.
Chop sweet potatoes into small cubes and add to pot. Next, add spices, cinnamon stick, garlic, bay leaf, avocado oil, and water. Bring mixture to boil and then reduce heat to simmer until the water is absorbed (about 25 minutes). Stir occasionally to prevent sticking or burning.
Remove from heat once all of the water has been absorbed. Serve with fresh parsley and splash of lime juice!