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Ayurvedic Khichdi

February 13, 2020

Khichdi is an all familiar dish and has been a part of the Indian cuisine and diets since ages. The combination of dal and rice is loved by all, especially when one is suffering from an ailment. The twist that Ayurveda brings to this age-old recipe gives it a whole new taste and flavor. Try out this recipe to savor the perfect blend of taste and health with Amrutam ghee.

 

Ingredients
 

1 cup basmati rice 

1 cup yellow or green moong dal

Saunth (as per requirement) 

2 tbsp shredded coconut (nariyal)

1 handful of coriander leaves (dhaniya)

3  tbsp Amrutam ghee

3 bay leaves (tej patta)  (warm and digestive)

1.5 inch fresh cinnamon bark (daalchini)

5 cardamom pods (elaichi)

5 cloves (laung)

10 black peppercorns (kaali mirch)

½ tsp each of turmeric (haldi), cumin seeds (jeera), fennel seeds (sauf)

1 pinch of hing (asafoetida) 

 

Procedure

  1. Wash the dal and rice in separate bowls. Soak the dal for 1-2 hours. 

  2. In a blender, add coconut, coriander, and ½ cup of water.  

  3. Take a large saucepan, add Amrutam ghee, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, and bay leaves. Stir for a moment until fragrant. 

  4. Add blended items, then hing, turmeric, and salt. Stir until browned. 

  5. Add moong dal and rice and mix well. 

  6. Add 6 cups of water, cover and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Simmer until dal and rice are soft (25-30 minutes). 

Notes

  • You can add vegetables that suit your constitution for a one-pot meal

  • Optionally, you can add one cup of diced celery; fresh lemon juice (to increase Agni) and chopped coriander leaves to serve.

Ayurvedic Khichdi is considered to be the ideal dish to consume when you’re feeling under the weather. The ingredients create a balanced food that has good protein and strength combination. With the perfect blend of rice, moong dal and herbs along with Amrutam ghee makes this khichdi tasty and healthy. With the goodness of pure A2 Cow Ghee made using the age old “bilona” process, give this recipe and Amrutam Ghee an honest try! You can purchase your jar of health at our shop.

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