Spring Kitchari

Depending on the season, adjust spices: right now, a little bit more heat with fresh ginger and some extra cumin and fennel seeds might help support good digestion.


Ingredients


For 4 servings:

- 1 cup basmati rice

- 1/2 cup yellow split moong dal

- 1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil

- 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds

- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

- 1 teaspoon turmeric

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 3 to 4 cups of water (more or less).

- seasonal veggies: asparagus, baby kale, spinach are great

- toppings: lemon squeeze, cilantro or parsley, shredded coconut


Instructions


Soak lentils and rice in water for 20mn or more (ideally for a few hours or overnight), and in the meanwhile heat the ghee in a saucepan, add whole spices and ginger and allow to become fragrant (about 5mn).


Rinse lentils and rice 3 times, then add turmeric and salt to the pan, stir to toast, then add rice and lentils and stir to coat with spices.


Add 2 cups of water, bring to a boil and cover with a lid, cook on low heat.


After 10 mn, add veggies (some asparagus and spinach is lovely right now) and another 1/2 or full cup of water. Cook another 5-10mn with lid.


Decide the consistency you want by adding more or less water.


Serve, add a squeeze or lemon and your toppings.


Enjoy in good company (including yourself) ❤️.