Kitchari Recipe for Detox Panchakarma & Change of Season

Kitchari Recipe

This wholesome, authentic recipe for kitchari has been developed to detox your body and combat the illnesses which may come with the changing of seasons.


  • 1 cup of Basmati Rice
  • ¼ cup of split green mung dhal with skin or yellow mung dhal
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric
  • 5 ½ cup of hot water (Add more if required)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of cumin seed
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of mustard seed
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of fennel seed
  • ¼ teaspoon of asafoetida (Hing)


  • Wash rice and mung dhal 3 times until water is clear
  • Soak for 30 minutes
  • Heat ghee in a pot and add cumin, mustard & fennel (Ghee has to be fairly hot).
  • Allow to splutter for 30 seconds
  • Fold in rice and mung dhal
  • Stir in salt, turmeric and hot water
  • Bring to boil
  • Lower the heat, cover and cook till the water evaporates for about 55-60 minutes till the kitchari is soft.
  • Serve hot

Tip: Use thick bottom or non-stick pan.      

Looking for more authentic recipes?  Our traditional Ayurvedic Immune Booster Soup would be a healthy addition to your cooking repertoire.  It’s perfect for winter and is one of our favourites!  You can find it here.

Rita Sagrani

Rita is the founder of the Ayurvedic Wellness Centre. To find out more about her, head to the About Us page.

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