(Last Updated on : 17-11-2014)
Moong dal khichdi is a rice
preparation which is loaded with various health benefits. The recipe is light and easy to digest hence it is quite popular amongst the people who follow ayurvedic diet practices. This recipe is good for all dosha (tridoshic) but mainly beneficial for Kapha
dosha. Basmati rice, yellow split moong dal, ghee
, bay leaves, cinnamon
, cardamom pods, and salt
are the main ingredients for preparing this dish. It is easy to cook and can be prepared even at home.
Ingredients of Moong Dal Khichdi for Kapha Dosha
One-cup basmati rice
One-cup yellow split moong dal
Three tablespoonful of ghee
Four bay leaves
Four small pieces of cinnamon bark
Four whole cloves
Four whole cardamom pods
Six cups of water
One-fourth teaspoonful of salt
Method of Preparing Moong Dal Khichdi for Kapha Dosha
Wash the rice and mong dal before soaking them in water for at least two hours before cooking.
Heat a saucepan on medium flame and then add ghee.
When hot, put the bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom and stir until the spices blend well and give out an aroma.
Mix the rice, dal, salt and water and boil at a low flame uncovered for five minutes. Cover and cook on low heat for nearly twenty five to thirty minutes until the dal and rice have softened
Benefits of Moong Dal Khichdi for Kapha Dosha
This healthy yet delicious dish ensures lots of benefits which are as follows:
Since, it is made using a range of herbs and spices; it is capable of healing various diseases.
Owing to its ease of digestion and assimilation, it is also preferred in Ayurvedic cleansing therapy.
It can be consumed by anyone with any type of doshas but is especially good for vata.
Moong dal khichdi for kapha dosha is generally consumed as a single dish. It can also be teamed up with a mixed vegetable
dish, ghee or salad
. This nutritious dish can be eaten both as lunch and dinner food item.