Kitchari | Simple, Healthy, Delicious


  • 1 cup moong dal (wash and pick through for bad beans or stones)
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice 
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons black salt


Combine moong dal with basmati rice and cover with 6 cups of water.

Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until the grains have broken down and become creamy.

While the grains are simmering, heat the ghee in a pan and add the ajwain seeds.  Saute momentarily until browning slightly.  If the seeds burn they will take on a bitter flavour.

When grains have finished cooking add the ghee and seeds.  Add the black salt and mix through thoroughly.

Makes 2 very large bowls.