Detox rice and dhal

In Ayurvedic medicine, this recipe is known as kitchari and is a balancing dish that helps to rest and detoxify your cells. Filled with vegetables and delicious spices, it's a dish that will nourish you from the inside out.
Detox rice and dhal
3 cups



1.Wash the rice and mung beans in at least two changes of water, then soak for 2 hours or overnight. Drain well.
2.Heat the butter in a small saucepan or pan until it bubbles then turns foamy. Keep cooking for 5-8 minutes until the foam on top becomes quite still and the milk solids underneath have browned. Strain the golden liquid (ghee or clarified butter) off the solids (discard these).
3.Heat the ghee in a larger pan along with the spices. Cook for 1-2 minutes before adding the rice and mung beans. Stir for few minutes until they’re covered in the ghee. Add the vegetables, salt and 3 cups of water, bringing to the boil for 5 minutes. Lower the heat, cover and cook on low for 10-12 more minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is cooked.
4.Squeeze over the lemon juice, scatter over the chopped fresh coriander and serve with a dollop of plain yoghurt, if using.

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