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Kitcheri: Indian Porridge for Healing and Cleansing

entree indian recipes soup Apr 20, 2019

In Ayurveda, what we eat is divided into three categories:

  • Poison – foods that hinder digestion
  • Medicine – foods that aid the digestive process
  • Neutral – gives nourishment without aiding or hindering the digestive process

Kitcheri is unique because it falls under both the neutral and medicinal categories. 

It provides nourishment, and due to the spice combination, also benefits digestion.

That’s why kitcheri is a food of choice during illness or stress on the body due to change of season or overwork. I call it the Indian chicken soup for vegetarians! We have been eating it in my family ever since I can remember. I make it for my kids when they are sick. Full recipe...