Khichari- The Ayurvedic Detox Food

Last week I got an opportunity to attend One weekend workshop on Ayurvedic, Yoga and Internal cleansing  (Detoxification) for good health. That was held in Vedic Institute of Canada, Ingersoll and was conducted by Brahmachari Vishwapal Jayant (Yogiraj)

There were so many activities including Shankh Prakshalan kriya, Light Yoga, Meditation, Bhajan Sandhya and Pravachan by Shri Swami Vishveshwaranand Giri Ji Maharaj.

The most important part in this session was –Ayurvedic Food and Drink

Khichari- The Ayurvedic Detox Food

Drink -     Herbal Tea and Lemon & Rock salt Water

Here I am going to share my recipe for the most Nutritious Ayurvedic Detox food – Khichari

Traditional Khichari is made by mixing Basmati Rice and Split Yellow Moong Dal. To make this more healthy we used : (30 People)

  • Brown Basmati rice (Whole Grain)  1kg.

  • Split yellow Moong Dal (Chilke wali for fiber)   1kg.

(We can use a mixture of Organic Quinoa which is very rich in Protein in place of rice, to make khichari extra- nutritious  and flavorful.)

  • Raw Veggies of your choice (All washed and chopped)

(Cabbage, Green Pepper, Green Beans, Spinach, Green Laukki and Tomatoes)

Spices: (should be in the right proportion to make this detox food.)

  • Ginger (Grated or chopped)

  • Rock salt to taste

  • Black Pepper, Cumin Seeds, Turmeric, Corriander

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • Chopped Cilantro

  • And Desi Ghee (Made from Butter) which we add later into the Khichari

In Ayurveda it balances all the three doshas- Kapha, Pitta, and Vata.

It has very light texture and good in taste. Very easy to prepare and easy to digest. It cleans the body from inside out.

It can be cook in a pot.  You can soak rice and moog dal seperately 1 hr. prior to cook. If you are using quinoa, cook separately and add or mix with dal. And hard to cook veg. like cabbage boil before adding it to the khichari.

1.    Boil rice and dal in water. Add all the spices and vegetables. Keep on low flame to simmer until you get the right consistency.

The consistency can be adjusted as per your choice by adding less or more water. Some people prefer thick and Some thin consistency.

 When rice and dal cooked thoroughly Add desi ghee and mix properly. And finally add chopped cilantro. Khichari is ready to eat.