Our health depends on our bodies digestive fire or ‘agni’ to break down food into nourishment for the cells and to eliminate waste properly. As undigested food lingers in the body, it leads to the formation of ama. Ama is essentially the toxic residue of undigested or partially digested food.
Kitchari, sometimes spelled khichadi is Ayurveda's one-pot meal that is cleansing, nourishing and easy on the digestion. Traditionally, it's made from a combination of split mung beans and aged basmati rice, mildly spiced with seeds such as cumin, coriander and fennel, turmeric and fresh ginger root.