Kitchari - Indian Seasoned Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

According to Ayurveda, this is one of the most nutritious and easiest foods to digest, perfect for detox.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the rice and mung beans until the water is clear.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the ghee and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Stir a moment until the seeds pop.
  3. Add the rice, mung beans, turmeric, and salt, and stir until well blended with the spices.
  4. Add the water and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 mins, uncovered, strring occasionally.
  5. Turn down the heat to low and cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar. Cook until tender, about 20-25 minutes.


Most Helpful

This is a very good kitchari, but next time I'd increase the spices a bit. I did use the ghee and would recommend not to substitute it with oil, the taste is so much better with ghee :)<br/>Thanks for sharing!<br/>Made for Healthy Choices Tag Game

Mia in Germany May 06, 2013

Very unusual with a spicy, nutty flavor. I love the high protein content and have packed it in containers for my lunches this week. Note I used grapeseed oil instead of ghee or butter. Thanks for posting the recipe!

FLKeysJen October 02, 2007

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