What Is An Ideal Dinner Diet As Per Ayurveda?

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Kitchari Recipe: Wash 1/2 cup mung dal and 1 cup basmati rice separately. Soak the dal for a few hours and strain. Add 3/4 inch ginger, 1/3 cups coconut flakes, 1/3 cup cilantro and 1/2 cup water in a food processor and blend. Heat 2 tbsp ghee on a pan, add the blended mix with 1/2 tsp turmeric and salt. Add rice, mung dal, 6 cups water and boil till tender.

Ayurveda recommends the Kitchari diet for better health and easier digestion. This dinner diet is tridoshic and especially suited to Pitta. Here’s how you could make the Mung Dal, Coconut and Cilantro Kitchari.

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Mung Dal, Coconut And Cilantro Kitchari Recipe


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 3/4 inch fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup mung bean
  • 1/4 tbsp mineral salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 6 cups water


Wash both the mung dal and the rice separately. Next, soak the mung dal for a few hours and drain. Add ginger, coconut flakes, cilantro and 1/2 cup water in a food processor and blend till it’s liquefied. On a medium flame, heat the ghee in a large saucepan and add the blended times, along with turmeric and salt. Stir well and bring this to boil. Add the rice, 6 cups water and mung dal and continue boiling, uncovered. After five minutes, cover leaving the lid slightly ajar. Lower the heat to simmer and cook for the next 25-30 minutes, till both the rice and dal are tender.

This can be great for digestion and is very cooling and relaxing for the body. You will also feel lighter after consuming this, and is extremely beneficial for overall health.