Last Modified on Jan 26, 2011
Gurudev Khar Khalsa, a Sat Nam Rasayan healer and Kundalini Yoga teacher in Los Angeles, sent us this Ayurvedic recipe for Kitcheree, a very healthy, high protein and easily digestible meal.
According to Gurudev, Kitcheree is an excellent regenerating food. It is a super meal for people who want to cut down on meat without losing out on a protein source. Kitcheree is also an excellent food for the elderly and sick. Gurudev recommends a mono-diet of the kitcheree with homemade yogurt and yogi tea for up to 40 days to some of her healing clients and yoga students.
Add 1/2 cup of mung beans to 16 cups of filtered water.
Boil the mung beans first for about 10minutes, then add:
1 cup thoroughly washed basmati rice,
1 finely chopped onion,
5 to 7 cloves of sliced or chopped garlic,
1 teaspoon peeled and chopped ginger root,
1/2 teaspoon turmeric,
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper,
3/4 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes,
1/2 teaspoon cumin or the indian spice garam masala (optional).
Boil covered over low flame (covered) 30 to 40 minutes until very soft and soupy. Then add 1 or 2 cups of any chopped vegetables, preferably green, like asparagus, broccoli, swiss chard, celery, zucchini. You can also add carrots.
Optional: during cooking, add Braggs liquid aminos (similar to tamari). A few sprigs of fresh mint cooked in with all the vegetables is really good. So is adding a little fresh basil.
For a complete meal, serve with yogurt.