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Kitchari (Khichadi), Certified Organic

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Kitchari is a delicious stew of basmati rice and husked split mung beans. It is cooked like oatmeal along with salt and Indian spices. It is easy to digest and it is traditionally consumed as a nourishing comfort food the way that people in the West would consume chicken noodle soup. Kitchari can also be use a monodiet food; many people can use these packs for a kitchari cleanse, whereas some people simply enjoy it for its delicious, hearty taste! Depending on your toppings, it can suit for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

USDA Certified Organic Gluten Free Non-GMO 

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Description

Kitchari is a delicious stew of basmati rice and husked split mung beans that has been a staple in South East Asian cuisine for years. It is easy to cook, easy to digest, and is an excellent option when someone is sick or recovering from an illness.

Our kitchari is created using the freshest ingredients for superior taste. When you buy kitchari online at Pure Indian Foods, you know you’re getting an authentic product that will pair beautifully with our ghee.

Kitchari is cooked like oatmeal with salt and Indian spices added for additional flavor. Fresh vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, and peas can also be added to khichadi during cooking. It is often served with ghee (clarified butter), pickles, and other condiments and is considered a complete meal, especially for vegetarians.Commonly used spices include:

  • Mustard seeds
  • Turmeric powder
  • Cumin seeds
  • Ginger
  • Fenugreek

We make an Organic Kitchari Spice Mix, made from Organic Turmeric, Organic Coriander Seed, Organic Cumin Seed, Organic Brown Mustard Seed, Organic Ginger, Organic Fenugreek Seed, Organic Ajwain, Himalayan Pink Salt

Kitchari may also be spelled as: khichadi, khichdi, khichadee, khichdee, khichari, khichri, khicharee, khichree, khichuri, khichuree, kichadi, kichdi, kichadee, kichdee, kichari, kichri, kicharee, kichree, kichari, kitchari, khichari, kitcheree, kitchree.




Recipe for Kitchari: An Indian Comfort Food

Prepare the kitchari by rinsing in a colander. Then, in a heavy-bottomed stockpot, melt the ghee. Add the washed kitchari and sauté for a couple minutes. Then, add the water, along with the turmeric. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer partly covered for approximately 20 minutes or until it reaches the consistency of a stew. Add more water if needed. Stir occasionally. Pour in bowls and serve hot. Garnish with ghee and cilantro leaves.

Best Accompaniments: Ghee, yogurt, coconut flakes, fresh cilantro leaves, Indian pickle, pappadam, cilantro/mint chutney.