Kitchari for Gut Health
Happy first day of SPRING!!!!
How Do I Use Kitchari?
Now, are you ready to make a batch of Kitchari?? Please use this base recipe to adjust it to your taste buds. I have added cinnamon and cardamom before in the past. I have also increased the amount of grated ginger (for extra heat) and turmeric. What ever floats your boat, works! If you are following a low FODMAP diet and are sensitive to starches I encourage you to try 1/2 cup first to test for overall tolerance. If this is well tolerated then you can increase up to 3/4 cups, and then up to 1 cup max. Please make sure to use the Chana Dal instead of the green mung beans and optional asafetida for best tolerance. Some individuals with very sensitive guts may do better using white jasmine rice in place of brown rice.
However, if you are not on a low FODMAP diet or struggling with GI sensitivities go ahead and use the green mung beans and brown rice for added fiber and nutrients. You can even add some sautéed onions or garlic into the recipe as noted below in place of the asafetida. Your call!