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Recipe of Ayurvedic Khichdi

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Ayurvedic Khichdi
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Cook up some home comfort with this Ayurvedic khichdi recipe of rice and moong dal. As per Ayurveda moong dal is said to have a cooling energy and it promotes the de-toxification process in our body.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp onion, chopped fine
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, chopped fine
  • 1/2 green chilly, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, chopped fine
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Some water
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
  • A pinch of heeng
  • 1/2 cup soaked basmati rice
  • 1 cup soaked moong dal
  • 1 Tbsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup broccoli or cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup spinach or kale
  • 1/2 cup celery (optional)
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk kombu (optional, it is a type of seaweed used in Japanese cuisine)

How to Make Ayurvedic Khichdi

  1. In a pan heat the olive oil.
  2. Add the onions and ginger.
  3. Add the garlic. Saute.
  4. Add the green chillies.
  5. Now add the spices: turmeric, black pepper.
  6. Add a dash of water so that the spices do not burn.
  7. Add the cumin and coriander powder.
  8. The heat should be low.
  9. In the end add the heeng.
  10. Mix all well.
  11. Now add the rice. Add the moong dal. Mix.
  12. Add some water (according to how you like your khichdi).
  13. Add some salt. Mix.
  14. Add all the vegetables now. Add a stalk of kombu (optional).
  15. Adjust the water.
  16. Cover it and let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes.
  17. Garnish with some chopped green chillies.

R. Adiga »» 2 years ago »»

Ayurved and Olive oil????

Netizen »» 2 years ago »»

Ayurvedic? Seriously? What is your rationale for calling this khichadi ayurvedic?

Na »» 1 year ago »»

Olive oil should not be heated as it becomes Toxin . Garlic and Onions should be used as a medicine and not in food..

Shara Garg »» 3 months ago »»

Amazing healthy recipe