Rice Fields

Kitchari 

An Ayurvedic Cleanse

A simple porridge-like dish to sustain the body during fasts and is the perfect staple food to use during periods of cleansing. The two grains, basmati rice and green mung dal (mung bean), mixed with ghee, provide the essential carbohydrates, protein and clean essential fatty acids needed to sustain the body during a fast. 

 

Kitchari provides the minimal nutrients needed, allowing us to avoid all of the questionable foods in our diet known to produce Ama. Kitchari is Ama reducing by virtue of being easy to digest.

General kitchari recipe:

  • 6 cups       water

  • 1 cup        basmati rice- organic

  • 1/2 cup    green mung dal

  • 3tbs          ghee

  • 1/4 tsp     himalayan salt

  • 1/4 tsp     tumeric powder

  • 5              whole cloves

  • 5              cardamon pods

 

Other ingredients such as vegetables and spices may be added according to individual dosha constitution