Here's a simple ayurvedic recipe for mung dhal that can be used on a regular basis. Fresh, home-cooked food is one of the keys to vibrant health and longevity.
- ½ cup split mung dhal
- 3 cups water
- 1 teaspoon ghee
- 1 teaspoon Organic Calming Vata Churna, Organic Cooling Pitta Churna or Organic Stimulating Kapha Churna Spice Mix
- Heat dhal (dry) in skillet for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Boil water separately.
- Add dhal, and stir briefly.
- Boil about 20 minutes, until dhal is tender — soft.
- Season with churna of your choice.
- Heat ghee. Add all seasonings and stir until they give a sudden burst of aroma.
- Then pour over dhal, stir once and cover immediately.
- Let stand covered for 5 minutes to absorb.
To Make Kichari
Kichari is a very nourishing mix of both rice and mung dhal. To prepare, just follow the steps above for mung dhal, but add an equal amount of rice when you add the dhal. Other directions remain the same.