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Navratri Special|Quick Ayurvedic Khichdi Recipe

Navratri Special|Quick Ayurvedic Khichdi Recipe

The meal of Khichdi is a wonderful source of protein, power and immunity. As the season is changing and it’s Navratri, many people who are aware of its incredible health advantages will definitely include this recipe in their fasting routine. So, in this blog we will tell you about our Navratri special khichdi recipe.

 

Tables of Content
Intro
Why is Khichdi considered an essential part of Ayurveda
Khichdi in Navratri
Ingredients Required
Recipe
How is this Navratri Khichdi special?

 

Why is Khichdi considered an essential part of Ayurveda?

Khichdi in Ayurveda is considered a very light and nourishing meal which helps balance the three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) in our body. According to Ayurveda, it has a cooling energy and it aids in the body’s detoxification process.

Ingredients Required

– 3 tbsps of ghee
– 1 tsp of cumin seeds
– curry leaves (optional)
– Medium potatoes
– 3 tbsp of roasted Peanut
– 2 fresh green chillies
– 1 cup of barnyard millet (Sama rice)
– 2.5 to 3 cups of water
– Sendha namak (rock salt) to taste
– 4-5 makhanas

 

Recipe

  1. Heat ghee in a kadai.
  2. Add cumin seeds, green chillies, curry leaves and potatoes and saute it till the potatoes are mushy.
  3. Now add washed barnyard millet (sama rice), sendha namak(rock salt) as per your taste.
  4. Add water and mix everything well.
  5. Now cover it with the lid and cook on a low-medium heat.
  6. Once it is properly cooked, remove the lid.
  7. Add makhana and peanuts sauteed in ghee.
  8. Serve it on a plate.
  9. Enjoy!

How is this Navratri Khichdi Special

  • Ghee is cold in nature and is an amazing ingredient to cool down our body. It helps balance our body’s internal moisture. Additionally, it has a substantially greater concentration of conjugated linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fat that can contribute to fat loss.
  • Cumin seeds have dry qualities, hot in potency and a pungent taste. It increases pitta in our body and balances vata and kapha.
  • Curry leaves are added in dishes with the idea of adding warmth and nice aroma to the meal. Their active constituent is anti-diabetic in nature. They help in cleansing your body. It aids in burning fat, reducing bad cholesterol and enhancing digestion.
  • Potatoes are astringent, cool and drying in nature. The heaviness of potato can help you if you’re struggling with gaining weight and gives you a sound sleep.
  • Peanuts acquire snigdha (oily) and ushna (hot) properties which can help you improve agni and impaired digestion.
  • Chillies are very pungent and acquire a lot of heat which can help you balance blood-sugar level and improve digestion.
  • Millets are sweet and astringent with a hot potency and dry quality which can help in drying up the excess moisture in our body.
All these ingredients help create an adequate balance in our Navratri special khichdi which is an extremely nutritious and healthy meal for detoxifying your body.

 

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