Kitchari or Khichdi is a delicious, soup-like meal that’s both nourishing to the body and easy on the digestive system. A vegetarian ‘chicken soup’, if you will. This particular recipe is a perfect spring kitchari.
This recipe is well-spiced and light. Once mastered, Khichri takes about twelve minutes of prep time, and 30 minutes of cooking time.
Optional toppings: chopped cilantro, shredded coconut, lime wedges, fennel powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, and pepper
In a large pot, warm the oil or ghee on medium heat. Add the cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds, the ginger root, and turmeric powder, and saute for 2-3 minutes, being careful not to burn the spices.
Rinse and strain the soaked moong daal and add to the pot. Stir to coat the dahl with the spices. Add 3 cups of water, cover, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Then add the vegetables and cook another ten minutes. Your kitchari is ready.
Makes 4 servings.
Serve hot, with the toppings of your choice. Enjoy!
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