Throw Everything into One Pot

Fresh natural food for busy people

by Gregory Kozlovsky


Kushari, or kichadi, or khicheri is one of the most beloved dishes in the East, from Egypt to India. Is distinguished by ideal digestibility and balance of nutrients. Yogis eat kushari after shankhaprakshalana a procedure of full cleaning of the digestive tract, when the digestive system is most vulnerable.

4 portions

1/2 cup whole masoor dal or continental lentils
1/2 cup whole (brown) basmati rice

1 tbsp ghee
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp aniseeds
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp salt

1/2 bundle coriander

Heat ghee and fry cumin, anise, and mustard till brown.

Add lentils, rice, water, salt, and turmeric. Cook for 40 minutes on low heat.

Before serving garnish with finely chopped coriander.


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