What is khichdi?
Khichdi is a simple, easy-to-digest porridge-like blend of lentils and rice. It is super easy to digest, and since all our khichdis are prepared based on Ayurvedic principles, it increases digestibility and boosts immunity. Khichdi is often referred to as the Indian "comfort food."
How is khichdi a "complete protein"?
A complete protein consists of all the 20 amino acids that the body needs. The body can synthesize 10 of these amino acids on its own. The other 10, called essential amino acids, cannot be made by the body, which means that we need to get them from the food we consume. Animal proteins consist of all these 10 amino acids, making them complete proteins. However, for plant foods, we need to combine them to make a "complete protein". Rice is low in the amino acid lysine, but legumes and lentils are very high in lysine. On the other hand, legumes are low in amino acids like methionine, tryptophan, and cystine, but rice is high in all these three amino acids. Hence, the combination of rice and lentils or legumes in khichdi provides all the 10 essential amino acids, making khichdi a complete protein.
What are the benefits of sprouting?
Sprouting makes the food more alkaline. It also makes the protein more digestible and increases the Vitamin C and B vitamins like thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin content.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems and originated in India more than 3000 years ago. It believes in the philosophy that health depends upon a delicate balance of harmony between mind, body, and spirit.
What are Dosha?
Our body is a composition of 5 elements, namely earth, water, fire, wind, and ether. The science of Ayurveda is about balancing these five elements in our body. Our body type is determined based on these elements. They are grouped together as pairs to determine a dosha or body type.
What is Tridosha?
"Tridosha defines the three fundamental energies or principles that govern the function of our bodies on the physical and emotional level. The three energies are known as vata, pitta, and kapha. Each individual has a unique balance of all three of these energies. Some people will be predominant in one, while others are a mixture of two or more." *
What is Vata?
The vata dosha is said to be made up of the air and ether elements. This means that it has qualities which are similar to these elements. Vata is very much like the wind--it is light, cool, dry, and mobile. In the body, those people with a vata nature experience more of these qualities. *
What is Pitta?
The pitta dosha is said to be made up of the fire and water elements. Fire is more predominant, and those people with a predominant pitta nature have many of the qualities of fire within them. Pitta tends to be hot, sharp, and penetrating. It is also somewhat volatile and oily. The oily nature of Pitta is related to the secondary component of water. People with a Pitta nature reflect these qualities. *
What is Kapha Dosha?
Within the kapha dosha, there is a predominance of the water and earth elements. Like these elements, kapha tends to be cool, moist, stable, and heavy. In the body, these qualities manifest as dense, heavy bones, lustrous supple skin, low metabolism, and large stocky frames. * *Ref: http://www.ayurvedacollege.com/articles/drhalpern/Tridosha_Science_Ayurveda
Can I only consume khichdi based on my dosha (body type)?
The dosha or body type is highlighted for each variety of khichdi since there are certain spices that are more beneficial for that body type. However, it is absolutely alright for anyone to eat all the varieties.
About Order Shipping and Delivery
How long will it take to receive my order?
Once you place the order, you will receive it within 5 business days.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do take international orders.