Nov 22, 2017
If you are vegan, let khichdi be your substitute for chicken soup. Khichdi is made with a mixture of rice and a variety of lentils like green, yellow or red split lentils is a wholesome and a very comforting meal. With very light amount of spice in it, it can be eaten just as it is or with curd.
Most of us have grown up eating khichdi when we are sick, so we tend to think of it as plain and boring. However, here are four surprising health benefits of khichdi that make it a great meal to eat even when you're well.
Because of its simple composition, khichdi was not a very favored dish while growing up. Why it is considered the only thing or the necessary thing edible in sickness? Here, we list out four surprising health benefits of that Khichdi that you were not aware of.
As you may have heard your mother or your grandmother say that Khichdi is good for your health, indeed she is right. It is not just a mixture of rice and lentils but the source of carbohydrates, vitamins Calcium, dietary fibres, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. You can add different vegetables, enhance its nutritional values and taste.
As it does not consist of strong spices, Khichdi is always easy on stomach and intestines, making it an ideal meal for sick people. This meal, full of nutritional is also a perfect source of nourishment for babies, small kids and elderly people. And for change from spicy food, it can surely be an option.
Khichdi happens to be a part of the Ayurvedic diet because of its ability to balance all three doshas – Vatta, Pitta and kapha, making it a part of Tridoshic routine. Apart from calming the digestive system along with detoxifying it, the ingredients in Khichdi, improves energy, immunity and digestion.
People trying to avoid gluten can go for Khichdi, since rice does not have any gluten in it neither do lentils.Here’s how you can make Moong Daal Khichdi - It is nothing but a pot meal of rice and lentils, which is very light and easy to digest.
You can serve moong dal khichdi with curd/yoghurt and salad. Now, that you know the benefits of khichdi, you can surely have an enhanced digestive system.
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