Tri-Doshic Kitchari

Feb 10, 2023
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Tri-Doshic Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish that is a wholesome, nutritious, and easy-to-digest meal that provides balance to all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) in the body. It's a staple dish in Ayurvedic cooking and can be used as a main meal or a cleanse to help reset the digestive system.

Here's how to make Tri-Doshic Kitchari:


  • 1 cup of Basmati Rice
  • 1 cup of Mung Dal
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon of Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of Coriander Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Ginger Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Asafoetida Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Fennel Seeds
  • 2 cups of chopped vegetables (such as carrots, cauliflower, green beans, and peas)


  1. Wash and drain the Basmati rice and mung dal.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the ghee over medium heat and add the cumin, coriander, and mustard seeds.
  3. Add the turmeric, ginger, asafoetida, salt, black pepper, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and fennel seeds. Stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the chopped vegetables and 4 cups of water to the pan and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, add the rice and mung dal, and stir.
  6. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice and mung dal are fully cooked.
  7. Serve hot with a garnish of cilantro leaves, if desired.

The benefits of Tri-Doshic Kitchari are numerous. The combination of rice, dal, and spices provides a balanced combination of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats that are easily digestible and nourishing to the body. The spices used in the recipe have digestive, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that help to balance the doshas and promote overall wellness. Tri-Doshic Kitchari is a comforting and grounding dish that is ideal for those who are seeking to nourish their bodies and promote balance and harmony.

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