An Ayurvedic Meal for All Seasons: Kitchari Recipe

Kitchari Recipe Ayurvedic-Cooking-Recipes

An Ayurvedic Meal for All Seasons, Kitchari Recipe

Kitchary is a delicious meal of Ayurvedic cooking, combining plant-based protein, healthy grains, and seasonal vegetables and mixing with spices and healthy oils. I make this dish for lunch and usually use it for dinner,b y adding a little hot water or broth to make a kitchary soup .
Ideally, you should be cooking fresh every day in Ayurveda yet, if you can not, this is a good compromise to save for the next day, too.
It is really simple and takes about 45 minutes to make.
Remember to soak mung beans overnight
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • pan


  • 1/2 cup Basmati Rice Soaked for 30-60min before cooking, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Mung Beans Soaked Overnight and drained & washed
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 / 2 tbsp Autumn Spice Mix (1 Tsp of Each: Ground Ginger, Fenugreek (or cumin), Cinnamon, Cardamom; 1/2 Teaspoon of ground turmeric)
  • 2 cups Chopped Seasonal Vegetables Carrots, pumpkins, celery, zucchini, green beans, asparagus, broccoli, etc)
  • Lime juice for seasoning
  • Fresh mint, parsley or basil to garnish
  • 1/2 cup Optional: coconut milk in summer use during hot summer days only
  • Vegetable Broth or Water


  • Rinse the rice and mungbeans very well under cool water and set aside
  • Melt the ghee and add the spice mix, stir 1 minute
  • Add the rice and beans and coat the spice mix well by stirring about 5 minutes
  • Add water/broth (and coconut milk if using) and boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add vegetables and salt, and cook for another 10 minutes, checking in if all is cooked well and creams texture
  • Serve with a few drops of fresh lime juice, gransihing with fresh herbs


Here is a complete meal with carbs, proteins and veggies, you can enjoy it as a rich lunch, during your cleanses or anytime you want a hearty, delicious and nutritious meal in one pot!
Adapt the recipe with different seasonal vegetables. 
You can put this in a thermos and carry to work or picnics. 
Keyword Ayurveda

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