No. 1 Ayurvedic healing dish kitchari

Updated: Apr 5, 2020



It’s time to share with you one of my favorite healing dishes, kitchari. Known in Indian tradition as an easy digestible dish, balancing, nourishing and restoring the whole system. It’s basic recipe is a mixture of rice, mung dhal and spices. In Ayurveda kitchari fasting is considered as very effective and safe for all doshas. The good news is, you can have it every day in a slightly different way,  go ahead and use your creativity in preparing kitchari bowl tailored onto your needs and taste, enjoy the process & bon appetite.



1 cup basmati rice

½ cup whole mung bean split

2 carrots

1½ cups of fresh green beans (optional)

1 small zucchini

2 tablespoons of optionally ghee,

coconut oil or sunflower oil

½ teaspoon fennel seeds

½ teaspoon turmeric

½ teaspoon coriander seeds

cinnamon (optional)

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

½ teaspoon of mineral salt

6 cups of water

fresh cilantro


Soak rice & mungbean split in water over night. Warm the ghee in a pan over medium heat. Add all spices and sauté for one or two minutes. Add rice and mung beans and sauté for another couple of minutes. Then add carrots, green beans, and zucchini, and sauté for another minute. Add 6 cups of water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the salt, and reduce heat to a medium - low simmer. Cover and cook until everything is tender (around 15 -20 minutes). Add more water as needed to create the consistency of your liking. Garnish with fresh cilantro and add salt to taste.


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