Spring Khichri
60 Min

Spring Khichri

This is the khichri to eat when wanting to get rid of cold winter blues or with light stomach upsets. It’s easy to digest, using white rice and lentils, simply spiced and can be eaten multiple times a day to cleanse the body of any kind of small illness or toxic energy. When cooking the khichri, don’t rush it. Let it become smooth and creamy, almost porridge like, before you finish it and add the herbs.
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Cook Time

60 Minutes



Step 1
Rinse the rice and lentils mix in water twice and soak for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
Step 2
Drain the rice-lentil mixture by pouring most of the water out however a little remaining water is okay. Combine in medium sized stockpot with 4 cups of water, black pepper, ginger puree, rosemary, and salt and bring to a boil. If any scum rises to the top, using a slotted spoon, discard it. These are the residue particles that can cause stomach upsets and bloating so best to discard.
Step 3
Cover and simmer the khichri for an hour checking every 15 minutes to make sure the khichri is not sticking to the bottom of the pan or burning.
Step 4
The rice and lentils should be cooked through and the khichri be soft and creamy. Add more water if necessary.
Step 5
Heat the ghee or sesame oil, pop the cumin seeds, and fry the asafetida and add to the soup immediately. Stir in herbs and drizzle more ghee or sesame oil on top before serving.
1 cup small grain white rice
1/2 cup mixed split dals (such as moong, moong split, masoor)
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons ginger purée
Small spring of rosemary leaves, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons ghee or sesame (gingelly) oil, plus more for topping
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
Pinch of asafetida (hing)
2 to 3 tablespoons chopped herbs

Notes & Variations

  • The small yellow moong and orange or red masoor lentils are the gentlest on the belly while doing a cleanse. Channa, split garbanzos, or any sort of whole lentils or beans are delicious in khichri but stay away from them as they are much harder to digest.
  • Plain white rice is the most digestible grain, especially when doing a cleanse. If you want rice with more fiber, use brown rice and or other grains; however, this will significantly increase the liquid required and the cooking time so adjust accordingly.
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