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Kitchari ~ The Vegetarian Chicken Soup

Prep Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Vegetarian/Vegan
Cuisine: Ayurvedic
Author: Ameya Duprey



  • Soak mung dhal and rice for a 3 hours to aid digestibility.
  • Rinse rice and dal until water runs clear.
  • Blend cilantro, fresh ginger and coconut with 1 cup of water until smooth.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a heavy bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Turn down to a simmer and cook for 2 hours, adding more water as needed.
  • Add salt and additional ghee to taste.
  • Final product should be soupy, with the rice and dhal broken down.


*Postpartum Days 1-3: skip the salt and cilantro
*For best results, cook until rice and dhal are broken down and the kitchari is a soft mush.
*This is a very easy dish to make and works great in a crock pot!