Kitchari – A Traditional Ayurvedic Recipe

Kitchari – A Traditional Ayurvedic Recipe

Updated on 28th December 2023 at 12:41 pm
Kitchari (Kitch-ah-ree) is a rice, beans and spices mix that helps aid digestion and gives strength and vitality – it nourishes all the tissues of the body. Kitchari is excellent for detoxification and de-aging of the cells. It’s very yummy and super simple to make….
This is my go-to recipe when I’m feeling in need of balance in mind and body. Kitchari is like a hug in a bowl & I feel this is what we all need at this time…

My Recipe for Kitchari 


  • 1/2 cup brown rice 
  • 1 cup yellow split peas 
  • 1 head of broccoli (grated)
  • 1 zucchini (grated)
  • Coconut Oil or Gee


  • 1 teaspoon (heaped) turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed (whole)
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger


  1. Wash brown rice and split peas in colander until water runs clear.
  2. Heat coconut oil or gee in pot (3 teaspoons), add spices & stir.
  3. Add rice & split peas in pot and stir through the spice mix.
  4. Add 3 cups of organic veg stock & 2 cups of water.
  5. Pop lid on until boiling, then turn heat down and leave till cooked.
  6. Add grated broccoli and zucchini, stir through until cooked.
  7. Add any other veg you might like to, and add water if needed
  8. Serve with pickled onion, coconut yogurt & coriander

Pickled Onions Recipe


  • 1 red onion finely sliced
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt


  1. Boil apple cider vinegar with 2 teaspoons of salt for approximately 5 minutes
  2. Place raw onion in clean, glass jar.
  3. Add boiled cider & salt to onions. Pop lid on and put in fridge to cool…

Your dinner should be your lightest meal – get into the habit of making your lunch your main meal as this will help rejuvenate your digestion & let it rest to not feel heavy or bloat as we wind down of a night.

Happy gut, happy mind, happy spirit 

Hayley x


Hayley is the owner and facilitator of hrt. your space & hrt. kids yoga “The Loveliest Little Clinic of Calm” located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Hayley is a Certified 370hr Yoga & Meditation Teacher – Yin Therapy, an Ayurveda Specialist, as well as an Eft (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Reiki Practitioner. She also specialises in Applied Kinesiology and is a student in Mental Health.

@hrt_kidsyoga & @hrtyourspace


3 thoughts on “Kitchari – A Traditional Ayurvedic Recipe

  1. Sam

    Hello Hayley And Miranda,

    I hope you are safe and healthy 🙂 I wanted to comment here because I tried this recipe today with the pickled onions. I have to say it turned out amazing and I also have plenty of leftover for later which is a lifesaver during winter months. The pickled onions had such a good kick to it I loved it. I will start including this in my diet more from now on 🙂

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe 🙂


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