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.