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Kichri: description and recipe

kichri - this is the main meal of Ayurvedic cuisine, which is a thick soup of rice and mung bean (beans).It is perfectly balanced in proteins, through a combination of beans and rice, so well digested, cleanses and nourishes the tissues of the body, rejuvenates the cells.

This soup is perfect for fasting days and cleanse the body.And, of course, the use of spices give the dish.With Latin species translates as "something worthy of admiration."

kichri Ingredients:

  1. Basmati rice (or any other rice) - 1 cup
  2. Mash (or lentils) - ½ - cup
  3. melted butter (butter or vegetable) - 3 tbsp.l.
  4. Cloves - 2 pcs.
  5. Cinnamon (stick about 1 cm)
  6. Curry (leaf) - 3 pcs.
  7. Kumin - 1 tsp
  8. Turmeric - ½ hours. L.
  9. dry mustard (black) - 1 ch. L.
  10. Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  11. salt - 1 tbsp

method for preparing kichri

  • rice is soaked in water for 20-30 minutes before cooking.Mash is desirable to soak before cooking for 2-3 hours.
  • in deep thick-walled pot or pan heat the oil, put it in the cinnamon, cloves, mustard.Indian cuis
    ine is famous for the fact that all the spices are fried in oil.It helps to reveal their true taste: heat treatment releases the essential oils and nourishes them ghee.There is an important rule in the frying spices: in hot oil roast the whole spices first, and then - or fresh ground.So when mustard begins to crackle, add to the pan curry leaves, turmeric, cumin, asafoetida.All the mix.2-3 minutydobavlyaem rice and mash, fill with water (5-6 glasses), salt.
  • Mix the ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cover with lid.
  • After 20-25 minutes kichri ready!

kichri can be poured lime or lemon juice, sprinkle with herbs and bread there.You can experiment and add to the soup Indian potatoes and other vegetables.But these ingredients enough to eat delicious, nutritious, hearty and healthy!

Bon appetit!