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Kitchari – Your Body’s Reset Button — 9 Comments

  1. Kitchari is basic to my diet. Basmati rice and mung dal together create a very balanced food, that is an excellent protein combination and is good for all three doshas. It is easy to digest and can be digested when nothing else can be digested. Kitchari gives strength and vitality and is excellent for detoxification and rejuvenation. I use it as mono-diet during my home detox programm ( Panchakarma ) and eat it at least once every week. I experiment with spices and amount of water and I have to admit: I can’t have enough of it!
    Stay well. Larisa.

  2. I’m really excited about making Kitchari. I have time off from work very soon and will be able to dedicate significant attention to working with Ayurvedic approaches. Thank you so much Larisa for sharing your experience and knowledge!

    • Thank,you, Scottie,
      You will love it, you will see.
      I just had Kitchari today.
      Did you take the Dosha-test yet? As I can recall you are a Pitta type. You can find suggestions for your body-mind type in “Food list for the Pitta person”.
      Bon appetit.

  3. I’m curious, would using brown rice or black “forbidden” rice be a problem for kitchari? It seems like this would make it a bit more substantive and include more nutrients compared with white rice.

  4. Hi Ben,
    Thank you for your comment.
    This recipe is used for ages because the proportions and ingredients are ideal for the digestion and protein intake. All other kinds of rice can be consumed separately. See also Food List for the Kapha (Pitta or Vata) person to find out what kind of rice is good for your constitution.

  5. Hi Debbie,
    Thank your for your question.
    Ayurvedic physicians often prescribe a kitchari diet before, during, and after treatment. Kitchari provides solid nourishment while allowing the body to devote energy to healing. However,this is not a replacement for treatment.

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