If we were really talking hierarchy, kitchari would win the prize every time. Ayurveda considers it to be the most nourishing dish, with its high nutrient content and ease of digestibility. Yet, there are more ways to work with mung beans and I feel they deserved to be explored!
Kitchari is made mung beans, basmati rice and spices, cooked to a porridge-like state. It’s used for Ayurvedic cleanses and panchakarmas and as a grounding food for any moment you feel you need to find your equilibrium again.
While I would always promote kitchari to be used for your more traditional cleansing needs, this kitchari bowl gives you a fresh take using the same ingredients and similar spices. This specific version uses a garlic, lemon tahini sauce that gives the sometimes monotonous flavor of kitchari a boost. This is a super meal for any season, given you’re using either doshic specific or seasonally available foods, and would also be a good option for pre- and post- cleanse. You can even try it for breakfast!