Kitchari is a traditional Indian dish made from rice and lentils. It is very popular in Ayurvedic cuisine and is often used for cleansing and healing purposes due to its easy-to-digest nature.

Total Time
30 min
Simple Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 4-5 Servings

  • 1 cup

    Raw rice

  • 1 cup

    Mung daal

  • 4 cups

    Water (when using a pressure cooker)

  • 8 cups

    Water (when using a pot/sauce pan)

  • 2 tbsp

    Ghee (or Coconut/Sunflower oil)

  • 1 tsp

    Cumin seeds

  • ½ tsp

    Black pepper powder

  • 2 tsp

    Sea salt

  • ½ tsp

    Turmeric powder

  • 2 pinches
    Black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp

    Fresh grated ginger

  • 1

    Medium carrot

  • 250 g

    Green beans (8.8 oz) 

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    5-8 min
  • Cooking Time
    10 -25 min

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  1. Cut the green beans & carrots into small pieces .

  2. Heat the ghee (or alternative oil) in a pressure cooker, pot or saucepan .

  3. Add the cumin seeds – when they begin to crack, add the grated ginger.

  4. Add the carrots and green beans and stir for about a minute .

  5. Add the mung daal and the uncooked rice and stir.

  6. Add the salt, black pepper, turmeric powder, and water. Cover and cook until the pressure cooker whistles 8-9 times. If you use a pot or saucepan, cook for about 20-25 mins or until rice and mung daal are soft.

  7. Stir the mixture regularly and add water when necessary.


Serve with tangy coriander or mint chutney. If you desire, you can add other cooked vegetables like zucchini, spinach or pumpkin.

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