· 1/4 cup basmati rice
· 3/4 cup split mung dal
· 1 and half cup water
· 4 Tbsps. of Ghee, Olive Oil, or Coconut Oil
· 1 inch fresh ginger, chopped
· 1 large clove of garlic, chopped (optional)
· pinch of hing (asafoetida) (optional)
· 1/2 tsp turmeric (can also be fresh)
· 1/2 tsp cumin seeds or powder
· 1/2 tsp coriander seeds or powder
· 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (optional)
· ½ tsp cardamon seeds or powder
· 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds or powder (optional)
· fresh cilantro, chopped
· fresh green onions, chopped (optional)
· salt to taste
· choose at least 4 cups of vegetable from your food list.
Directions: Soak the rice and dal for at least one hour. Rinse rice and dal till water runs clear. On stove, melt ghee or oil, sauté the seeds until they pop. Add all the other spices. Add your non leafy green vegetables (for other options see your Ayurvedic Food list) and sauté with the spices. Add your soaked dal and rice and stir this through the herbs for a couple of seconds. Add water and cook for 30 mins at very low heat.
Sautee spinach or any green vegetables in a separate pan and add to your kicheree at the end. Add sunflower seeds, roasted pine nuts, coconut, some fresh avocado or grated Coconut (without sugar) to top off your plate.
( Kicheree is a cleansing yet heartwarming synergy of mung beans, basmati rice, and digestive spices. It is a complete protein, rich in fiber, cleansing to the digestive tract, and will act to bulk up stool for easier elimination. Mung beans are among the easiest to digest legumes. They are antacid, helping to soothe fiery digestive conditions, and won't promote gas and bloating).
Indications: Cumin: Used for digestion, gas, abdominal pain, bloating, sluggish digestion, and colitis Coriander: used for indigestion, sore throat, allergies, urinary tract infection, burning urethra, and hay fever. Black musterd seeds: Uses: Coughs, body/joint pain, improves digestion, and dispels phlegm from the body. Turmeric: Uses: Anti-bacterial, reduced inflammation, great for skin, liver stimulant, reduces fever and pain, and has a preventative role in bowel cancer. Hing: Uses: Powerful digestive agents, strengthens the digestive fire (agni), relieves intestinal gas, pain, and distention, dispels toxins, and breaks up impacted fecal matter and accumulations from excessive eating of meat or junk food. Caradamon: Uses: One of the best and safest digestive stimulant. It awakens the spleen, helps with poor absorption, indigestion and colds. Fennel: great herb for digestion, strengthening agni, abdominal pain, gas and burning urination.