Ayurvedic Khichdi Recipe

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Ayurvedic Khichdi
How to make Ayurvedic Khichdi
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

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.

Ingredients of Ayurvedic Khichdi

  • 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.