Friday, July 27, 2018

Guru Purnima : A Day for Gratitude

Guru Purnima is the day to pause and note all that you’ve been given by the universe and celebrate with gratitude. However, feeling grateful for things we have only scratches the surface of our joyful cores. It is possible to feel grateful without an apparent reason and experience spikes of inner joy and celebration. 
                                                           ---- Art of Living 
So I had every intention of fasting till dinner today - I was attending an Art of Living Guru Purnima Celebration  in the evening where Sri Sri would be there in person, but hadn't really reckoned with the rumblings of the stomach (loud insistent complaints). So I quickly soaked some quinoa and chilka moong dal and in 20 minutes had the most nutritious lunch (all in between a bunch of calls)...some kind of magic that is!

What you need
  1. 1 Cup Quinoa (washed in cold water and soaked with the moong dal 1/2 hr in hot water I boiled in my electric kettle)
  2. 1 cup Chilka Moong Dal (the moong dal that still has its cover)
  3. 1 /2 Cup - Frozen Vegetables (365 Whole Foods Brand is what I used)
  4. 2  Cups Vegetable Broth (Saffron Road)
  5. 1 small knob of ginger
  6. Liquid Aminos (for seasoning), Avocado Oil (or any other oil), cumin seeds, Hing (asefoetida), turmeric powder, black pepper powder
To Cook 
  1. Turn on your Instant Pot to Saute. Add your oil....add hing, cumin seeds and the roughly chopped ginger. Add turmeric and black pepper powder.
  2. Add the moong dal and the quinoa (and the veggies if you added any) to the instant pot and give it a stir 
  3. Add the Broth 
  4. Put the IP on Rice Mode
  5. When done open and add Liquid Aminos to taste (you can use salt instead of the liquid aminos)
  6. Now add fresh lime juice and cut cilantro. Garnish with some raw chopped onions if you so wish.

I am grateful to get these wonderful 10 minutes to relish a bowl of khichdi with some yogurt. And yes! the complaints of the stomach kind have thankfully stopped. I am so ready for my evening session of meditation and gratitude

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