Kitchari is an easy-to-make beloved Indian dish that brings all the best spices together in a fragrant bowl of comfort. It’s delicious and filling, and is also known as a detoxifying dish that aids in digestion in Ayurvedic medicine. If your spices are ground and not whole, that works well, too.
Yield: Serves 4
1 teaspoon whole black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 cup mung dal (hulled and split mung beans)
½ cup brown basmati or other brown rice
6 cups water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
1 cinnamon stick
3 to 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
Note: You can also replace the rice with another ½ cup dal if you prefer or plan to serve over rice.
Recipe from The Mindful Vegan © 2017 by Lani Muelrath. All rights reserved.