Nutritious Ayurvedic Detox Kitchari

Nutritious Ayurvedic Detox Kitchari

 

 

Kitchari has been Ayurveda’s age-old signature detoxification dish. This dish takes a western twist with quinoa, which is protein rich, in place of white basmati rice, which makes this Kitchari flavourful and extra nutritious.

 

Ingredients

For Kitchari:

  • 1 cup quinoa (preferably soaked for 3-4 hrs)
  • 1 cup split mung beans (preferably soaked for 2-3 hrs)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin and mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons red chili powder (optional)
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime/lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Approximately 2-4 cups of water

 

For Raw Topping Sauce:

  • 1 cup of assorted veggies (colourful peppers, zucchini, onion, avocado, cucumber, cherry tomatoes)
  • 1-2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 -2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lime/lemon juice
  • Water as needed to make the sauce

 

Method

For the Kitchari:

  • If you use a pressure cooker, you can cook the grains and make the kitchari all in one pot.
  • Add the oil in the cooker pan and then sauté the cumin seeds and mustard. Later on add the beans and quinoa mixing it with the above-mentioned spice powders. Sauté this for a minute until you smell the pleasant aroma.
  • Add water so that the pot is covered and pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles. The consistency should be mushy and thick.

 

For the Sauce:

  • Mix all these ingredients in a bowl with the assorted veggies. For the best flavours to come out, keep these veggies marinated for about 30 mins.
  • Top this sauce on Kitchari and enjoy this nutritious ayurvedic detox dish!

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