Kitchari is a healthy, mung bean and rice dish that is so good (and good for you) you’ll want to eat it all on its own! These recipes are diverse in flavor and texture but can be eaten for any meal of the day (or all meals of the day if you’re doing a cleanse). We found all of these recipes on the Food Monster App to help you find delicious kitchari dishes to make at home!

1. Kitchari: Ayurvedic Dish for Gut Health Kitchari: Ayruvedic Dish for Gut Health

Kitchari: Ayurvedic Dish for Gut Health is a traditional Indian dish is designed as a hearty meal that will assist with your body’s digestion. The beans and rice are soaked overnight with apple cider vinegar to make it easier for your body to digest and retain nutrients!


2. Lentil and Quinoa Kitchari Vegan Lentil and Quinoa Kitchari with herbs

This Lentil and Quinoa Kitchari provides strength and energy. It uses the six tastes of Ayurvedic cooking — sweet, sour, pungent, astringent, bitter, and salty, so it leaves you feeling full without the sluggishness.

3. Masala Moong Dal Kitchari 

All the complex flavors in this Masala Moong Dal Kitchari blend together seamlessly to make an extremely tasty meal. It has all the comfort of a hearty, warm meal, and all the healing power of plant-based nutrition!

4. Kitchari: Comforting Indian Vegetable Stew Vegan Kitchari: Comforting Indian Vegetable Stew with salad

Eggplant, peppers, chili, and lots of kale come together to create this Kitchari: Comforting Indian Vegetable Stew. Try this one when you fee like you need a hefty of nutrition!

5. Kitchari – The Nutritious Ayurvedic Detox Dish Kitchari – The Nutritious Ayurvedic Detox Dish [Vegan]

This Kitchari – The Nutritious Ayurvedic Detox Dish is easy to make and healthy to eat. Traditional Kitchari is made by mixing white basmati rice and split yellow mung dal. This dish takes a western twist with protein-rich quinoa in place of white basmati rice, which makes this Kitchari extra-nutritious and flavorful.


6. Kitchari Patties: Indian Spiced Red Lentils and RiceKitchari Patties: Indian Spiced Red Lentils and Rice

Kitchari Patties: Indian Spiced Red Lentils and Rice, really is something special. Here we change it up a bit and form this simple dish into patty form.

7. Cooling Kitchari Vegan Cooling Kitchari

This gluten-free vegan Cooling Kitchari is perfect to be consumed during times of healing or for detox, as simple frugal fare, and as a comfort meal.


8. Summer Kitchari BowlSummer Kitchari

Summer Kitchari Bowl is an important dish in Ayurveda. Made from mung beans and rice that are lightly seasoned, it’s promoted as being a balancing dish, as well as being easy to digest.

Kitchari: Ayruvedic Dish for Gut Health

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Lead image source: Kitchari: Comforting Indian Vegetable Stew