Many traditional diets incorporate broths made from vegetables and/or bones slow cooked in water. The long cooking process extracts flavour and nutrients directly into the cooking water. The resulting broth is a highly nutritious, mineral-rich drink, which is an absorbable form for the body to use.
Homemade broth is an essential ingredient to this soup. It gives the soup a wonderful savoury flavour and also provides key minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorous in a form your body easily understands.
My recipe is an adaptation of the traditional rice & bean dish, which is commonly eaten in India & Pakistan. The thinner soup-style of kitcherie is traditionally eaten when one feels unwell but it may also be eaten to support detoxification as it is easy to digest.