Born2bclean

Health Coach Counseling

Kitchari

Prep time: 
10 minutes

Prep notes: 
Bean Soaking Time: 2 hours

Cooking time: 
60 minutes

Yields: 
6 people

Ingredients: 
1/2 cup mung beans 8 cups water, divided 2 tablespoons ghee or olive oil 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 cup cooked basmati rice 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions: 
  • Soak the beans in a bowl with water for 2 hours, then drain and rinse.
  • Cook the beans in 4 cups of water for 30 minutes and drain excess liquid.
  • Heat the ghee or oil in a deep pan over medium heat.
  • Add mustard and cumin seeds and stir until they pop, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the rice, beans, turmeric and salt and stir.
  • Add the water, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover most of the way, and simmer 25 minutes, until rice and beans are cooked.

Notes: 
Kitchari, a combination of rice and mung beans, is used in Ayurveda for cleansing the system.
  • Add any vegetables you like to the pot while the rice and beans are cooking.