This dish is another favourite of mine because it is so comforting, full of flavour and loaded with heaps of nutritional ingredients. I started off just making kitchari, then began to add some more ingredients like split peas, rice, quinoa and chickpeas. It’s like dahl rice and veggies all in one pot.
This recipe is also perfect if you want to meal prep. This week I have been so busy with new clients that fortunately I made a big batch earlier on in the week so I didn’t have to think about dinner too much. I finished it off last night with some saukercrakt (I love this stuff and it is so good for your gut health). The flavours also intensified which made it even yummier! So for this recipe you will need a spare hour as the ingredients work their magic.
- 1 onion diced
- 2 teaspoons curry/ Indian powder
- 1 teaspoon fenugreek
- 1 large clove garlic – finely chopped
- 3/4 cup yellow split peas
- 2 + 2 cups veggie stock
- 1/4 large pumpkin – peeled and diced (medium size cubes)
- 3/4 cup basmati rice – I used a brown rice
- 2 + 1 cups water
- pinch salt
- 1 capsicum diced
- 12 brussel sprouts cut in half – remove the bottom
- 6 large mushrooms roughly chopped
- small head broccoli – cut into stalks
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
In a large saucepan (at least 6L pot) sauté the onion garlic and spices in some EVO. Once the onion is translucent add in the split peas and stir them through the spices. Now add in the first 2 cups of the veggie stock – place the lid on and simmer for around 20 minutes until the stock has absorbed.
Now add in the pumpkin, rice and the second lot of veggie stock, the 2 cups of water and salt. Once again cover and let it simmer for around 15 – 20 minutes – until the mixture absorbs the water and stock. Lastly, add in the rest of the ingredients, stir them through then, again cover and let it simmer for another 20 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let it sit there with the lid on for 30 minutes.
Now your ready to enjoy this yummy but healthy and flavoursome meal. I even eat this cold in the warmer months, but at the moment I am enjoying this warmed up.
So simple to make and perfect to make in a large batch for those busy weeks. This recipe did make around 8 good sized bowls so you may like to halve it. I couldn’t upload the video but will post it on my Instagram for you to see what it looks like once it’s finished. It is so addictive and because it is not a heavy dish I have to stop myself eating this some nights 🙂
Enjoy making this new recipe.
Categories: Savoury Food