Serves 8 / Khichari is a stew typically made of mung beans and rice, and sattwa is the balancing quality of a food that promotes meditation and a tranquil mind. Khichari is a delicious and easy meal anytime, but it’s especially good as a “day after” meal when your body might need a rest from too much of a good thing. You’ll find mung dal—dried, hulled, and split mung beans—in Indian groceries and many natural foods stores.
1/2 cup uncooked white or brown basmati rice
1. Rinse rice and dal in a fine-meshed strainer and set aside. Heat ghee in a medium-large saucepan. Add cumin seeds and toast for 1 minute, taking care not to burn. Add rice, dal, and vegetable broth or water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook until dal is tender, about 45 minutes.
PER SERVING: 104 cal, 18% fat cal, 2g fat, 1g sat fat, 4mg chol, 3g protein, 18g carb, 2g fiber, 310mg sodium