Healing Ayurvedic Kitchari Recipe

Healing Ayurvedic Kitchari


  • 1/2 cup Lentils (preferably Toor Dal or Moong Dal)
  • 1/2 cup Rice (ideally, use basmati rice)
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or grapeseed oil)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • Lime Juice, to taste
  • Fresh Cilantro, as a garnish


  1. Combine the rice and lentils together in a bowl and fill the bowl with water. Soak the rice and lentils for at least 2 hours, and then drain and rinse them well with cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan on low heat.
  3. Add the cumin seeds, turmeric, and ginger when the oil is heated. Let heat for about 1 minute until the spices become fragrant.
  4. Add the drained rice and lentils, stir, then add the water.
  5. Bring the mix to a boil on medium heat. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. After 30 minutes, the rice and lentils should be soft. If they're not, add a 1/2 cup more water and simmer longer until the rice and lentils are very soft, like a porridge.
  7. Taste, and add salt and pepper according to your tastes.
  8. Serve with fresh lime wedges and cilantro, or eat plain if you prefer.
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