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Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi

This Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi is a great source of protein & makes a healthful alternative to rice as a base for any curry! My beautiful friend and neighbour, Alnaar created this recipe for me and it has been used in her family for many years. Thank you Alnaar.

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Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi (also spelled Khichari or Khichri), is a simple dish that has the consistency of porridge. Did you know that it has been used since ancient Ayurvedic times to detox the body? 

Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi (also spelled Khichari or Khichri), is a simple dish that has the consistency of porridge. Did you know that it has been used since ancient Ayurvedic times to detox the body? In Alnaar’s culture, it’s a common food for the elderly or for babies because it’s so easy on the tummy.  It is meant to be paired with Kadhi Curry (a yogourt based twist on traditional turmeric curry), yogourt, or another curry. Her kiddos love to eat it with just plain yogourt. It was one of the first foods that they fed their Leanna and she still requests it at least once a week!

4 Simple Ingredients in Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi

Khichdi is an excellent food for vegetarians too since it is made with mung beans. Mung beans are full of protein and fibre and a bunch of other vitamins and minerals. In addition, they help to detox the body by absorbing toxic residue from the intestinal walls.

Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi (also spelled Khichari or Khichri), is a simple dish that has the consistency of porridge. Did you know that it has been used since ancient Ayurvedic times to detox the body? 
  1. Rice

I use Basmati Rice but you can use any other rice you prefer.

  1. Split Mung Beans

You can find Split Mung Beans at most grocery stores in the international foods section.

  1. Butter

I use Savor grass fed butter

For Dairy Free: try substituting the butter for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  1. Salt

I always use a high quality sea salt or koscher salt. I find if you use a better tasting salt, you can decrease the quantity in the recipe. Quality over quantity!

How to make Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi

Its simple enough to make my Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi.  Alnaar’s mom used to make it in a pressure cooker, but after a mishap with her not fastening the lid properly (which resulted in an explosion that required a kitchen reno!), she started to just make it in a regular pot.

Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi (also spelled Khichari or Khichri), is a simple dish that has the consistency of porridge. Did you know that it has been used since ancient Ayurvedic times to detox the body? 

Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi is made with rice and split mung beans. The first step is to rinse the rice and beans. After that, you slowly boil the rice and beans in water until all of the water is absorbed. You will end up with a very mushy mixture. Just add some butter and mash it up to serve.  Pretty easy!

The above photo is what your khichdi should look like before you mash it. Notice that all of the water is absorbed.

Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi (also spelled Khichari or Khichri), is a simple dish that has the consistency of porridge. Did you know that it has been used since ancient Ayurvedic times to detox the body? 

Now you have a fabulously healthy base dish

for the curry of your choice! I hope this Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi Recipe becomes your new go to for a healthy alternative to plain rice with your curry! Please let me know if you try this recipe by rating it and leaving a comment below so I know you enjoyed it.

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Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi (also spelled Khichari or Khichri), is a simple dish that has the consistency of porridge. Did you know that it has been used since ancient Ayurvedic times to detox the body? 

Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi

This is a simple recipe for mung bean khichdi. A great healthful alternative to rice as a base to any curry.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Trish

INGREDIENTS
 

  • ½ cup Rice I use Basmati Rice
  • ½ cup Split Mung Beans
  • 4 cups Water
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Butter (or Vegan alternative)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Rinse rice and mung beans with water a few times.
  • Add rice and mung beans to a pot with four cups of water and 1/2 tsp of salt.
  • Bring to a boil on medium heat stirring occasionally.
  • Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low, stir, and cover. Simmer until all of the water is absorbed.
  • Turn off heat and add butter. Mash the khichdi and serve with yogourt, Kadhi Curry, or another curry dish.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Simple Khichdi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 556mg 23%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Simple Satiating & Detoxifying Khichdi
Amount per Serving
Calories
208
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
8
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
556
mg
24
%
Potassium
 
26
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
36
g
12
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
150
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
1.7
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
40
mg
4
%
Iron
 
2.7
mg
15
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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