Ali's Simple Kitchari Recipe
Kitchari is a nourishing mung-dal & rice porridge-like dish from India which is eaten during a cleansing period or when someone is sick. In Ayurveda, it is considered a perfect & complete food due to it's ability to nourish and heal the gut and the body.
This is the kitchari recipe is what I used for my husband and I during our recent 3 Day Kitchari Cleanse. It is really easy to make and quite delicious!
Hope you enjoy it, too.
Doing a detox doesn’t have to be an overly complicated or a super restrictive undertaking. There is an easy way to detox or cleanse your body when you follow this method from Ayurveda.
You can do this gentle cleanse for 3 days. And if you feel you need a longer detox, you may choose to extend your detox days, to 5, 7, or longer number of days.
This is much easier than a fasting cleanse or even a juice cleanse. You will consume light, easily digestible foods during your detox to give your body nourishment and energy, and you won’t need to put a halt on your daily work and life activities, which is a huge plus.
All you need to do is to prepare some kitchari each morning or the night before and eat it for 3 days in a row with plenty of water to keep you hydrated and to flush unwanted toxins out of the body.
You will also have the option to modify the cleanse with some variations if you don't think you can do kitchari 3 meals a day for all the days. See sample plan below:
3 Day Kitchari Cleanse Plan:
Some other things to note:
Straightforward and easy, right?
My husband and I just finished this 3 Day Kitchari Cleanse after a week of being on holiday and over-indulging. When we finished our cleanse, we both felt lighter, and our bodies felt much more at ease. No more feeling of heaviness, sluggishness, lethargy, or brain-fog.
I'm happy to say that even though it was only a short detox, we have definitely gained a lot of benefit from it, and it was probably the easiest detox I've ever done!
If you are feeling ready to do this detox yourself, check out the recipes here:
P.S. Outside of the food plan, there are some other things you can do to get more out of your detox days. Check out post on Simple Morning & Evening Routine for Detox Days.
Have fun and let me know if you have any questions.
Wishing you vibrant health and happy days.
Ali is a certified ayurveda therapist, meditation teacher, and a healing arts practitioner. She is a former general manager of a yoga & detox center and is currently based in Thailand.