Kitchari Recipe (Authentic, Ayurvedic)

This kitchari is an easy, vegan, gluten-free, one-pot Indian rice-lentil porridge. It's healthy, comes together in just 45 minutes, and great for a cleanse.

What you Need

Wash rice and lentils


Wash both rice and mung dal separately at least 2-3 times. Wash until the water runs mostly clear.

Toast spices


Heat oil in a skillet. Add the spices, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about a minute.

Cook rice


Add the the vegetables and sauté quickly. Then, add rice, water and salt. Bring all of this to a boil.

Cover and cook


Reduce the heat and cook covered, on low heat, for about 30 minutes.

Season ang serve


Adjust salt to your taste (if needed), and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve hot!

- From a food safety standpoint, you can store kitchari in the fridge for up to 4 days, in an airtight container. - Leftovers are best eaten within 24 hours.

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