Often felt like you are running out of a daily balanced diet amidst your heavy scheduled life? Either you might be worn out of cutting down your favorite delicacies or trying hard to cope up with your tasteless carb-free foods. Do you feel like you always have to trade off your tastes to plunge yourselves to stay fit? Also, you might be one among those people in search of a complete protein-enriched meal but muddled enough to fit into an authentic ready-to-go option. If you find yourselves relatable to these, then neither you have to let your taste buds starve nor you have to be alarmed about your fitness anymore. Come check out how Kerala Ayurveda gets you a solution to all these queries of yours. Kerala Ayurveda’s Khichadi is just the right product letting you binge on organic long grain, mung beans, and a few aromatic herbs and spices so that you will be helped to consume healthy and scrumptious meals at the same time!
Khichadi is a wholesome union of appetizing and hearty ingredients, rice and yellow moong in particular along with herbs for digestive health such as ginger and turmeric. It is very well known as the ultimate comfort food that has been a part of Indian cuisine for its ability to cleanse and heal the body!
Rice and pulses cooked together with water in an approximate ratio of 4:1,(can be reset accordingly) And then added with salt, ginger or turmeric, or any favored spices and this humble dish is ready to serve!
Khichadi is fondly called ‘Huggi’,’ Pongal’,’ Pulaga’ in Karnataka, Tamilnadu, and Andhra Pradesh states in India. Khichadi is also a constant dish of many festivals including Navratri and Durga Puja -rendering it India’s ultimate culinary comfort.
This relieving merge of rice and dal, spiced up with some turmeric, cooked in less than 30 minutes is assured to warm your gut and your senses moreover,this harmonizing combination of basic elements works as a wonder to detoxify the body and to boost energy, immunity, and digestion!
According to Ayurveda, Khichadi is employed as a cleansing mechanism that corrects your digestive system, which is considered to be the golden key to health!
Khichadi is Balya(nutritive), Shukrala( improves virility), Pitta kapha vardhaka (balancing), Mutrapravarthaka (aids normal output of urine), and Malavardhaka(helps with maintaining normal bulk of stool).
This superfood gives your ‘Agni‘ (digestive fire) that much-needed break from the sturdy hard-on stomach food habits.
In Ayurveda, Khichadi is highly recommended for a reorientation of Doshas and to flush out Ama(toxins) of the body, hence making it the food we call upon when an illness sets in, due to its constitution of restorative, easy to digest ingredients. By modifying the range of spices and herbs for stomach health being added, Khichadi can be used for all the doshic types. For pacifying Vata, ghee, cumin, and ginger can be added, and for calming Pitta, Khichadi can be supplemented with turmeric, coriander, and peppercorns, and for stimulating Kapha, combine it with turmeric, cumin, ginger, and voila!
Khichadi is now going places owing to its surprising medicinal properties and is regarded as the principle of Ayurvedic nutritional therapy.
Kerala Ayurveda’s Indian Risotto (Khichadi)
Kerala Ayurveda’s Indian Risotto is a 100 percent organic, Gluten-free, Vegan, and preservative-free product. It’s a ready-to-make version of Indian traditional food ‘Khichadi ‘. A pack of 198g is capable of 2-3 servings. It includes traditional aromatic herbs and spices which will add much good flavor to your table. Moreover, Kerala Ayurveda’s Khichadi won’t make you feel tired as it does in the case of other gluten-free and low-calorie diet plans which gradually makes your taste buds beg for some satisfying food. It is wheat-free and protein-rich made with a combination of basmati rice and plenty of spices.
It cooks in less than 30 minutes to satisfy your hunger and a totally ‘easy to cook’ pack which is USDA certified organic too.
The ancient science of Ayurveda is known for teaching the importance of a healthy meal and practicing Pathyahara (compatible food). If you are someone searching for a balanced diet with no extra cholesterol and fat but which meets your protein requirements, then Kerala Ayurveda’s Khichadi (Indian Risotto) is to your call!
Benefits of Kerala Ayurveda’s Indian Risotto (Khichadi)
With the essence of traditional spices and modern formula for a low-calorie diet, Kerala Ayurveda’s Khichadi brings you to new dimensions of a balanced diet plan. Especially if you are a health-conscious person you need to give this a try. Because:
Easy To Digest
The ingredients in Kerala Ayurveda’s Indian Risotto, being organic split yellow mung beans and organic long-grain rice, along with herbs for gut health are easy to digest. It helps you feel satiated and helps to get rid of the feeling of heaviness.
Traditionally Khichadi is served in Indian families to those who are sick and for the elderly as well as babies. In all three states, the Agni is weak. Hence due to Agnimandya, digestion is difficult and leads to Ama formation during food intake. Hence Khichadi being an easily digestible and high nutrition content is served on such occasions. So if you want to maintain a healthy diet and get rid of gastrointestinal issues and digestive disorders, it’s time you give our Indian Risotto a try!
It Helps in Balancing Tridoshas
The doshic state of a person as per their respective dominance requires a customized diet to maintain the normalcy of the corresponding dosha. Khichadi with its high nutrients and variety of ingredients is a well-suited food that helps in maintaining tridosha balance.
- For Vata dominant body constitution: Vata dominant body types are characterized by Krura koshta. The gastrointestinal functions are characterized by poor digestion and bowel movements. The mung bean in Khichadi with its high fiber content helps in normal digestive functions in people with Vata Prakriti.
- For Pitta dominant body Constitution: The Mrudu Koshta of Pitta Prakriti finds the balance of their powerful metabolism with cooler spices in Khichadi. It helps to keep the optimum Pitta level of the body in check.
- For Kapha dominant body constitution: The Manda Koshta with slow digestive and metabolic reactions of the Kaphaja body types are supported with all the spices and herbs to aid digestion present in Khichadi. It aids in normal gastrointestinal functions of the body.
Effects Of Cardiovascular Health
This bitter herb is also used traditionally for its cardio-protective nature. It holds high significance in maintaining normal heart health. Owing to its strong anti-oxidative nature, it helps in maintaining the normal strength of the heart muscles and supports normal lipid metabolism. It also plays a pivotal role in maintaining normal blood cholesterol levels and normal blood pressure already within the normal range.⁷
How to Prepare?
- Rinse rice and mung bean 3-4 times and then drain.
- In a saucepan add 3-4 cups of water, spice blend, and the rice/beans mixture and bring to a boil.
- Cover and cook at low flame and stir it occasionally.
- Simmer until all water is absorbed and rice gets tender.
- Stir slightly and serve hot by garnishing with ghee and cilantro.
This Indian porridge-like blend of Khichadi is a very effective meal for a low carb, low fat, and chart that helps maintain optimal levels of Tridoshas, and normal gastrointestinal functions because of its high nutritional content and medicinal properties. From the comfort that it provides on our sick days to the satiation, we get when it is served simmering hot knowing it’s low calorie and satisfying, Khichadi is well welcomed in most Indian families.
If you haven’t tried it yet, Then Kerala Ayurveda’s Khichadi (Indian Risotto) is all worth it, for if you try it once, it’s gonna be a permanent member in your healthy diet chart.
Supports in Loosening the toxic build up inside the body
The Kashaya rasa (astringent) of moong dal in Khichadi helps in removing the buildup of metabolic toxins in the body. Because of the same, it helps in liquefying Ama during digestive reactions. The high fiber content in Mung bean helps in this as a cup of mung bean contains a fiber content of approximately 15g.
Let’s keep our bodies free from metabolic toxins through this healthy recipe.
Diabetic Friendly Food
The lentils of Khichadi are components that are rich in Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. Lentils rank low on the glycemic index hence are considered as a diabetic-friendly food. The high fiber content of the same is known for its hypoglycemic effect and thereby helps in maintaining normalcy in blood sugar levels¹.
Supports Normal Detoxification
Andrographis helps to maintain normal detoxification which helps remove metabolic toxins from the body. It combats the Pitta imbalances in the body which will gradually pave the way to skin problems(Kushtaghna). This is due to its bitter taste( Tikta) and Pitta pacifying nature.
It’s a Totally Balanced Food Your Healthy Diet Plan.
Low in calories.
High fiber content.
No extra fat.
Organic long grain rice.
Organic split yellow mung beans.
Spice blend (organic coriander, organic cumin, sea salt, organic turmeric, organic mustard, and organic fennel.
Your Safety is our Primary Concern
- Consult your healthcare provider before using if you are experiencing digestive difficulties like peptic ulcers, abdominal distension, burping, etc.
- Menstruating, pregnant, breastfeeding women may talk to their healthcare provider before intake.
- A Khichadi mono diet for a long period is not advisable because it may pave the way to nutritional deficiencies.
- It is recommended to back up with an Ayurvedic practitioner for the appropriate dietary regimen suited best for your Doshic constituency.
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The active compound andrographolide in Andrographis helps to maintain normal blood glucose levels already within normal range. This labdane diterpene lactone helps the release of insulin from the beta pancreatic cells thus promoting the utilisation of glucose. The inhibitions of alpha- glucosidase and alpha- amylase enzymes and stimulation of insulin sensitivity is considered directly related to the active compounds present in Kerala Ayurveda’s Andrographis.
These enzymes are involved in the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates which normally results in a postprandial increase in blood glucose levels. So in nut-shell, the hypoglycemic effect of Andrographolide is by
- Lowering blood glucose level through inhibition of Alpha glucosidase and Alpha amylase
- Increasing insulin sensitivity uptake and oxidation by peripheral tissues
- Controlling abnormal lipid metabolism
- Scavenging free radicals from circulation which disrupt the plasma membrane integrity resulting in a decreased number of efficient plasma membrane receptors necessary to uptake glucose from the bloodstream.
Since it is loaded with antioxidants Andrographis also supports to maintain normal glucose levels already within normal range⁶