A Recipe to Cleanse, Nourish, and Heal

Enjoy this delicious dish and balance your doshas.

Imagine a recipe that can cleanse, heal, and nourish your body all at once.

A dish known as Kitchari has been served for centuries as a staple in Ayurveda cuisine. The most common form of kitchari is a mix of rice and lentils seasoned with an aromatic blend of spices that ignite your digestive fire (agni), cleanse your body, and balance your doshas.

Kitchari isn't just food; it's medicine for your soul and body. It's designed to be easy on your digestive system, providing a sense of lightness and energy.

The spices used—cumin, coriander, fennel, ginger, and turmeric—aren't just for flavor. They're a potent combination that aids your digestion, enhances your absorption, reduces inflammation, and boosts your immunity.

Making kitchari is a simple, fun way to bring a bit of Ayurveda into your home.

It's a dish that teaches patience, care, and the art of slow cooking, turning simple ingredients into a nourishing meal that feeds the body, mind, and soul.

For kitchari, split mung beans (mung dhal) are a key ingredient. When beans are split they are called ‘dal’ or ‘dhal so don’t get mung dhal confused with other dals, such as chana dal (split chickpeas), urad dal (split black gram), or masoor dal (split red lentils).

This dish can be prepared in so many different ways, so let yourself be creative with it. I invite you to give this kichari recipe a try, play with the spices and vegetables, and give it a special twist of your own.

Enjoy! 😋

** The information provided in this post is for educational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with a medical doctor or qualified healthcare provider before attempting any new health practices, routines, or diets.