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Kidchari – Sweet and Simple!

If you never tried Kidchari there is no better season than this one. Kidchari is advisable when your body needs a break, when you are dealing with an illness or you want to cultivate a steady and calm mind.
This is a basic recipe, you can change some of the vegetables but the basis is the same.


  • ¼ cup split mung beans
  • ½ cup organic basmati rice
  • 1 stripe of kombu (macrobiotic touch)
  • 6 cups of water
  • 6 carrots
  • ½ tsp. of cumin
  • ½ tsp. of coriander
  • ½ tsp. of fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp. of turmeric powder
  • ? tsp asafoetida
  • 2 tsp of grated fresh ginger
  • fresh coriander
  • 1 tsp rock salt
  • 3 tbs. of ghee or coconut oil


  • Rinse the rice and mung beans and add to a pan with 3 cups of water and the kombu.
  • Boil for 15 minutes in a pressure cooker or 20 to 25 minutes in a normal pan.
  • Grind the spices in a mortar and pestle.
  • Chop the carrots in small cubes
  • Add the carrots after 10 minutes of the water boiling and another cup of water.
  • Once the carrots are soft you can now add the spices and the the fresh ginger.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes and in the end mix the ghee or coconut oil in the kidchari.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander.

Kidchari is one of those complete meals that you can have for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you enjoy you can try to do a whole day just eating kidchari or even more 🙂

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