Digestive Wellness Expert


Prep Time

10 minutes (2 hours for soaking beans)

Cooking Time

60 minutes


6 people


1/2 cup mung beans
8 cups water, divided
2 tablespoons ghee or olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 cup cooked basmati rice
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon salt 


  1. Soak the beans in a bowl with water for 2 hours, then drain and rinse.
  2. Cook the beans in 4 cups of water for 30 minutes and drain excess liquid.
  3. Heat the ghee or oil in a deep pan over medium heat.
  4. Add mustard and cumin seeds and stir until they pop, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the rice, beans, turmeric and salt and stir.
  6. Add the water, and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat, cover most of the way, and simmer 25 minutes, until rice and beans are cooked.

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Kitchari, a combination of rice and mung beans, is used in Ayurveda for cleansing the system. Add any vegetables you like to the pot while the rice and beans are cooking.