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My Favorite Kitchari

Warm and cleansing, this classic Ayurvedic dish is ideal for balancing your digestive system.

I've made Kitchari several times now, and have come up with what I think is my favorite recipe. There are hundreds of variations of this dish but the main ingredients are always a plant protein in the form of lentils or peas, grain in the form of rice, and vegetables. Here's my favorite kitchari recipe, adapted from a recipe from Simply Quinoa. I also modified it to make up a smaller batch (about 4 servings).

It may seem like a lengthy process but it's really quite simple. I like to make my own vegetable broth so this adds an extra step, but I think it's well worth it.


For the vegetable broth:

3 medium carrots, sliced

1 celery stalk, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces (will later be removed)

1/3 cup diced onion

1-1/2 cups kale, torn into bite-sized bits