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Benefits of Eating Kitchari

Kitchari Recipe

Learn how to make kitchari, a traditional ayurvedic recipe that is gentle on digestion, packed with fiber and flavor, and great for balancing out your doshas.
Course Entree
Cuisine Indian
Keyword dahl, kitchari
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 317kcal



  • Heat the oil in a large stockpot or dutch oven. Once melted, add the spices. Cook the spices in the oil until they start to become quite aromatic, about 2 - 3 minutes. From there add the garlic and onion/shallots and cook another 2 minutes or so.
  • Add the beans, rice and veggies and give it a quick stir to ensure the spices are evenly coating the rest of the ingredients. Pour in the liquids and stir in the bay leaves.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cover and cook for about an hour. Remove the lid, give the mixture a good stir and add a touch more liquid if desired.
  • When ready to serve, portion out between bowls. Top with cilantro and coconut yogurt if desired.



* for this recipe, you can use any blend of veggies! I did 1 cup each of carrots, zucchini, cauliflower and spinach. Use any blend you like, but try to avoid nightshades!


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3.2mg