Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

Choose organic ingredients to avoid chemicals and GMOs.

Cooking Time

40-60 minutes


4-6 servings


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.


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.


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.


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