Kicharee – The Comfort Food of India

When we were bedridden and weak, thinking we were going to perish from fever, Grandma’s recipe for chicken soup (or Campbell’s soup in a pinch) is what nursed us back to health.

In India, however, the idea of food as medicine is as old as Methuselah. Tradition holds that there is no waiting until you get sick in order to get well. In the ancient Ayurvedic tradition, the aim is to keep your body and mind in constant balance — to always be healing. Therefore, using food to fine-tune your body and spirit becomes an everyday affair.

With that in mind, practitioners of Ayurvedic healing have developed and passed down recipes that are not only simple — but can also be customized to nurture your unique constitution.

No More Slaving Over the Stove to Eat Well

At the center of all this is a versatile staple called kicharee. Kicharee is the Hindi word for “mess” or “mixture.” Some might call it a simple stew containing fiber, fat (ghee) and healthful spices.

Depending on your doshric makeup…

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