Go Back Email Link
+ servings
kitchari recipe bowl

Recipe: Vegan Kitchari Recipe

Have you ever heard about Kitchari cleansing? I hadn’t, but I dogged in and loved the concept as the good researcher I am. This recipe encompasses all the basics of Kitchari’s preparation.
5 from 17 votes
Cook Time 25 mins
Soaking time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Healthy, Indian
Servings 4 small servings
Calories 176 kcal




  • Soak. In a medium bowl, add the rice and mung beans and pour water until it is covered. Let it soak for 15 minutes. Then pour the mixture into a strainer and rinse with water until it runs clear.
    ½ cup moong beans, ½ cup basmati rice
  • Mince the fresh ginger.
    2 teaspoons fresh ginger
  • Briefly cook spices. Warm the sesame oil on medium-low heat in a medium or large pot. Then add the cumin seeds and let them cook for about a minute until they start to become fragrant and brown and become fragrant. Then add the ginger, ground coriander, turmeric, black pepper while stirring.
    2 teaspoons fresh ginger, ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Cook everything in the same pot. Add the rice and mung beans into the pot and optionally season with salt. Stir and add 6 cups of water. Optionally add oats.
    ½ cup moong beans, ½ cup basmati rice, 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Simmer. Increase the heat to medium-high, bringing the mixture to a boil. Then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer. Let it cook for 30 minutes, uncovered, while occasionally stirring until you get a creamy consistency. It should be soft and creamy.
  • Adjust. Taste the kitchari to ensure the texture is soft. If not, you may need to cook it a little longer. Feel free to add water if required.
  • Serve. You can serve it immediately with coriander leaves or cool down completely to store in the fridge.



Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 8gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 23mgPotassium: 359mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 32IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg
Keyword basmati rice, kitchari, kitchari cleanse, mung beans, vegan kitchari
Did you make this recipe?Tag @ourplantbasedworld on Instagram and Hashtag it #ourplantbasedworld so we can see what's cooking!!