Sunday, October 01, 2023
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Gut friendly Kitchari (Lentil Dahl)

Happy Saturday

Kitchari is something I was introduced to when I started studying Ayurveda (the healing sister science of Yoga). 

In Ayurveda, this meal is used to detox, reset, and heal the gut – and you know how that is a big focus for me these days. 

This recipe is really easy, I drop it all into my slow cooker because I don’t even need to watch over it. 

In the slow cooker, about 4 hours on slow, on the stove, probably about 40mins on a simmer. 

Lentil Dahl Fiber Points 13+

1 cup mung dahl lentils (these are the best ones to not cause a gassy tummy)

1 bunch spring onions

2 cloves garlic

1 tbsp garam masala

1 tbsp cumin powder

1 tbsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp ground coriander

1 tbsp turmeric

¼ tsp black pepper

1 tsp asafoetida

1 tbsp fenugreek

1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil

500 ml veg stock

1 thumb of grated ginger

Finely chop spring onions and garlic. Heat oil in a pan, add spring onion and all dry spices to bring out the fragrance of the spice (add more oil if needed) then add the garlic. In a slow cooker add the lentils, stock and all the spices. Cook on high 3-4 hrs or low 6-8 hrs. The lentils should be soft, almost broken down. Serve with rice or wraps. This will make 4 – 6 serves and can be frozen

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