The concept of agni, the Sanskrit word for ‘fire,’ is rather essential to the Ayurvedic tradition. Ayurveda views agni as the very source of life. It is said that a man is as old as his agni and that when agni is extinguished, we die. Perhaps even more significantly, Ayurveda teaches us that impaired agni is at the root of every imbalance and disease. Continue Reading >
Soak dal overnight, rinse well and drain. Rinse basmati rice thoroughly, and drain.
In a large saucepan, heat ghee over medium heat. Add Kitchari Spice Mix and heat until seeds pop. Stir in dal and rice, coating them in the spice mixture. Add water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cover and lower the heat to simmer for 15 minutes. Add vegetables (optional) and cook another 15 minutes or until dal is soft.
This hassle-free toor dal is warming and nourishing, and only requires a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen! Add more water if you prefer the dal like a soup, or leave it as-is for a thicker version. Serve with a spoonful of ghee on top and enjoy! Continue Reading >
The inspiration behind the Banyan Botanicals Kitchari Spice Mix comes straight from the kitchens of families who have been making wholesome kitchari for generations, as well as from our well-respected Ayurvedic teachers. When using this traditional spice mix recipe, you can be assured that you are taking in something that is time-tested and authentic. Continue Reading >
An alternative to the classic kitchari, this recipe combines creamy urad dal with basmati rice and agni strengthening spices. Keep this vata balancing kitchari on hand during times of cleansing, or when you’re looking for a simple and delicious Ayurvedic meal. Continue Reading >
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