Kitchari is a complete one pot meal. It’s packed full of protein in the dahl, vitamins, minerals and fibre in the vegies and energy in the rice. The perfect meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can be guaranteed the whole family will love it. Plus it’s a light, easy on digestive complaints. The ghee will work to ignite your digestion, the spices will help to digest the dal and rice, and the dal, rice and vegies will be perfect nourishment for your body.
Basmati rice – 1/2 cup
Yellow moong dal – 1/2 cup
Chopped vegies (pumpkin and zucchini, broccoli,) – 1 cup (change for your taste) – I like using pumpkin, zucchini, kale and broccoli.
Water – 2 1/2 glasses
Onion – 1 chopped
Ginger – 1/2″ grated
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Ajwain seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Salt – 1 teaspoon
turmeric – 1 teaspoon
Ghee – 1 1/2 tablespoon
Soak rice and moon dal together at least 2 hours before cooking.
Heat ghee in pot on medium heat.
Add cumin seeds, when seeds become dark brownish add ajwain seeds and onions and ginger
Cook them until light brown, now add the soaked rice and moon dal and cook for another two minutes. Add water, salt, turmeric and vegies and let it cook until the dal, rice and vegies are thoroughly cooked. Cook on a low heat. Serve hot with fresh coriander and a squeeze of fresh lemon.