Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic food that is a complete protein and is very nourishing and grounding.

It is the go-to food when cleansing or when you are not feeling well or out of balance.

Serves: Two as main course / four as a side dish


1 Tbl. Ghee or Oil

2-3 tsp. Spice blend

1/4 cup of ¼” diced onion “Optional”

1/4 cup of ¼” diced carrots “Optional”

1-2 tsp. Mineral salt

Pinch of Pepper “Optional”

1/2 cup Basmati rice

1/2 cup Yellow "Split" Mung Beans

4 1/2 cups Water


In a pot, melt the ghee,

Add the spice blend and cook for a minute or so,

Add the moong, quinoa, and rice, stir for 30 seconds, then add the water and bring to boil, cover, reduce the heat and cook for 14 minutes.

Let it rest so it absorbs remaining liquid, and enjoy.

Dosha Balancing Condiments

Cilantro: Great for Pitta, Ok for Vata and Kapha

Coconut “Unsweetened”: Great for Pitta, good for Vata, not for Kapha

Lime: Good for all Doshas

Fresh Ginger: Good for all Doshas

Shopping Suggestion for Indian Products & Great Food

The Samosa House Restaurant & Market

11510 West Washington St., Culver City Calif. 90066

Here is a recipe and Information for a Six Taste - Tri-doshic spice blend.



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