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Ayurvedic Quinoa Khichari with Mung Dal, Carrot & Kale



6 portion(s)

Quinoa & Mung Dal

  • 110 grams dal, mung, Moong Dal
  • 170 grams quinoa

The rest

  • 30 grams Ghee
  • 1/3 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1/3 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/3 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 bunches Kale, washed in warm water & roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, washed in warm water & chopped in to cubes
  • 1 fresh ginger, 1 inch finger
  • 900 grams filtered water
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • fresh coriander, for garnish
  • 6
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Quinoa & Mung Dal
  1. Place a bowl/sieve on your and weigh off the quinoa and dal.
    Rinse thoroughly (quinoa especially as it has saponins which give it a bitter taste)
  2. Cooking the Khichari
  3. Add fresh ginger and chop 5 sec, speed 7. Scrape down sides and weigh in ghee and add black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric and dry ginger . Set 3 min, 120 degrees, speed 1.
    Pause here and inhale the beautiful aromas coming from your .
    Scrape the bowl base and set another 2 min, 120 degrees, speed 2.
    Add carrots, kale and the quinoa and dal. Set 15 minutes, Varoma, speed 2 with your steaming basket in place of measuring cup.
    Now, you can slice a little fresh ginger, add boiling water to a cup and sip while this cooks.
    Add salt and pepper to taste. Set 30 secs, speed 2.5 and serve up. Top with a squeese of lemon juice and corriander (if you like it).


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In Ayurveda, this is a Tri-doshic dish. Meaning all Dosha types will benefit from eating it.

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  • Nice, it's really good and healthy for a person....

    Submitted by arzoochaudhary on 7. August 2019 - 22:04.

    Nice, it's really good and healthy for a person. Moong dal is a good ingredient for a good health.

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