Saturday, February 27, 2010

Kitchari - Thermos Flask Lunch

1 L thermos flask – open mouth variety (8 cms)
1 dessert spoon of Ghee or olive oil
A pinch of Asafoetida powder (hing)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fresh ginger
1/2-1tsp favourite curry powder
1-2 TB yellow mung dahl (washed 3 times)
1-2 TB cup basmati rice (washed 3 times)
1 cup fresh vegetables – finely to moderately chopped
2 cups water - approximately
Sea salt to taste

Heat ghee in a small non-stick sauceapan, add asafoetida and then spices and fry for 30 seconds. Then add all the other ingredients and make sure they are covered well with water and boil the mixture for 5 minutes only. Without wasting time, spoon hot mixture into thermos flask, screw lid on tightly and leave closed. The meal will be freshly cooked and ready to eat four hours later. Let sit before serving with a hot chippati drissled with a little ghee.
source: Satyananda Yoga

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