Kitchari


Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

Choose organic ingredients to avoid chemicals and GMOs.

Cooking Time

40-60 minutes

Yields

4-6 servings

Ingredients

1 part basmati rice1 part yellow or whole mung dal, approximately 6 to 7 cups water, 2 Tbs ghee, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp each: cumin, coriander, fennel, turmeric½ tsp mustard seeds, 1 pinch of asafoetida (or garlic), 1-inch piece chopped fresh ginger, 1 cup chopped vegetables.

Vata: add more ghee, asafoetida (hing), mustard seeds.

Pitta: add fenugreek.

Kapha: use 3 parts mung to 1 part rice, add mustard seeds, fenugreek, black pepper.

Directions

1. Soak mung and rice overnight, rinse and place in a heavy pan. 

2. Add water, ghee, spices and vegetables, and bring to a boil. 

3. Simmer 40 mn for split mung and 60 mn for whole mung. 

4. Serve into bowls and top with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley.

Notes

Kitchari is an Ayurvedic dish, easy-to-digest due to its warm spices and nourishing with its complete protein. It also helps cleanse the body and is a perfect dish to eat at the change of each season or during illness. 

Gluten-free, Vegetarian.

Credit

Alexandra Le Ny Health Coaching