Kitchari

We recently had an incredible cook in our kitchen with a lot of experience in Ayurvedic medicine who made us some beautiful food using these principals. She was kind enough to share some of her gorgeous recipes with us. With thanks to Rheanna Johnson
1 cup split moong beans
1⁄2 cup basmati, brown rice or quinoa
5 cups boiling water
One sweet potato diced
Or 1/4 pumpkin diced
1 zucchini diced
2 tbsp of ghee or coconut oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp whole coriander seeds
1⁄4 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 small onion
1 clove fresh garlic
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp sea salt
A few cracks of black pepper
1⁄2 cup finely chopped fresh coriander
Step:
Warm ghee or coconut oil in a saucepan on medium heat then add dry spices; cumin, coriander and fennel seeds. Stir to lightly toast the spices for 2-3 minutes or until they start to sizzle. Add fresh ginger, onion, garlic and turmeric powder. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onion becomes soft. Add the split moong beans and rice and toast with the spices 2-3 minutes before adding water. Add root vegetables for 1 minute. Pour 5 cups of boiling water into the pot and bring to the boil for 7-10 minutes. Add sea salt and black pepper. Stir continuously to bring out the creaminess of the lentils and rice. Add Zucchini. Turn heat down to medium and simmer with the lid on for approx 20 minutes or until rice and lentils are soft and creamy. Once cooked add a handful of freshly chopped coriander and squeeze of lemon.
Kitchari s a staple food in Ayurvedic medicine that yogis have been eating for centuries. When cooked together rice and dhal are known to become a complete protein for the body which is why this is such a key dish in many vegetarian cultures.
(Lorien Waldren)
recipe serves 4
(she kindly scaled it up for our more usual 40!)
2017-08-15T18:33:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|Healing and Nutrition, Recipies|0 Comments

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