Kitchari Challenge – Recipe #3

Many recipes have the option to add chopped veggies to the Kitchari and I’m sure it would be super tasty. But I am a Kitchari purist. Maybe sometime during this challenge I might try some of the chopped veggies, but I am not there yet. This one was simple, easy and deelish.

Cleansing Kitchari
Recipe adapted from Ayurveda for Women: A Guide to Vitality and Health

2 cups basmati rice
1 cup yellow split peas
12 cups boiling water
3/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 big pinch asafoetida
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoon of salt

optional, chopped veggies

  1. Combine the rice with the split peas and wash twice.
  2.  Place rice and beans into boiling water, adding the turmeric and asafoetida.
  3. Cook over medium heat until the water is mostly absorbed.
  4. I usually use an immersion blender to have a semi-smooth consistency. I only blend about half.
  5. Add one more cup of lukewarm water, vegetables, and optional spices if you’re using them. The final dish should be a stew with a very moist and soft consistency.

Love seeing this big pot of Kitchari!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Kim
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 16:15:59

    where can one find asafoetida? Is it something I can order online? Thanks hun, miss you!


  3. Kim
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 16:18:49

    ha, never mind, I found a few Indian groceries that might have it. 🙂


    • marisashealthykitchen
      Jul 12, 2011 @ 21:34:35

      exactly 🙂 i was going to tell you 🙂 so happy you found it! you only need a pinch. miss you tooooo! xoxo


  4. Lulu
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 07:19:34

    Totally yum. I had tried kitchari for the first time in Omega over the summer and I had a craving. I remembered your site so I took a peak and so glad I found it. Absolutely Delish. I added some fresh ginger myself a little before it was absorbed. And before eating I add a little brags amino, cayenne and chopped scallions and cilantro.


    • marisashealthykitchen
      Jan 31, 2012 @ 10:04:30

      SO awesome Lulu!!! I am Kitchari obsessed and that is why I made so many different recipes, just so good and good for you! Love Omega so I am sure theirs is amazing too! SO happy you liked the recipe 🙂


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