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Kitchari, traditionally made of yellow mung dal and basmati rice, along with digestive spices and ghee, is used as a cleansing and detoxifying food in Ayurveda.

A simple, porridge-like blend of beans and rice, kitchari is often referred to as the Indian comfort food. But perhaps contrary to the western idea of comfort food or even health food, kitchari has many nourishing and cleansing benefits. Every ingeredient in Kitchari is considered to be super Sattvic. Sattva is the balance of the mind, in ayurveda it is believed that anything we eat creates the same qualities in our mind and our body,  so yes "you are what you eat"! And Sattva is the balance quality of the mind. If you consume food that is not fresh, cold, frozen, left over or processed, this food has lost its "life-force" or what we call in Yoga and Ayurveda, Prana and therefore this food can not add any more of the good qualities of Prana to our minds. Our emotions are created by what we eat. Kitchari is all made out of balanc...

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