Kitchari is the most medicinal dish in Ayurvedic Medicine. Composed of basmati rice and mung dal, and cooked together like a porridge or stew, it has as many variations as there are cooks who prepare it.
The skillful use of spices and vegetables can produce balancing effects for the three bodily doshas. It has many medicinal qualities but mainly it’s a dish that is very detoxifying to the body, while being easy to digest and highly nourishing.
Basmati rice and mung dal together create a balanced food that is a complete protein combination and is tridoshic.
This complete food is easy to digest and gives strength and vitality. It nourishes all the tissues of the body. Kitchari is the preferred food to use when fasting on a mono-fast or while going through cleansing programs such as panchakarma. Kitchari is excellent for detoxification and de-aging of the cells. It is also taken at times of stress and debilitation.
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