After seasonal feasts, it not uncommon to crave more cleansing and nourishing dishes such as kitchari (or kitcheree or khichdi). Essentially a one-pot Indian meal, the common feature of a kitchari is a digestive aiding combination of split legumes, rice and spices and often vegetables. Such preparations are open to an endless number of variations.
This particular version has long been a favorite, and although there are a few more steps involved than many of the kitcharis I have made in the past, the addition of saffron-infused coconut milk subtly enhances this humble one-bowl meal with elegance and sophistication. Combine this with the comforting wholesomeness of chana dal and rice, aromatic spices, a bit of chili heat and some zesty lemon juice for all that your body and palate requires.
|Aromatic Chana Dal Kitchari with Saffron|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on December 27, 2016
Light, nourishing and cleansing one-pot Indian split dal and rice dish cooked in saffron-infused coconut milk with aromatic spices
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I'm sharing this with Jac's Meat Free Mondays.
Other kitchari recipes from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Chana Dal and Cauliflower Kitchari with Green Peas
Simple Chana Dal and Dill Khichri
Bisi Bele Bhath (Rice with Lentils and Spices)
Spicy Tamarind and Chana Risotto Kitcheree