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Red Lentil Kitchari | An Ayurvedic Cleanse | Well and Full | #vegan #ayurveda

Red Lentil Kitchari | An Ayurvedic Cleanse

As part of the traditional Ayurvedic cleanse, red lentil kitchari is flavorful and delicious while providing the body with complete protein.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2



  • 2 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Cup Red Lentils


  • 1/2 Sweet Onion diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • A little Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/8 Tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt

Everything Else

  • 2 Cups Cooked Brown Rice to serve
  • Cilantro for garnish


  • Bring a pot to medium heat. Sauté the sweet onion in a little olive oil on medium-low heat until they are translucent. Then, add in the garlic and sauté for a few minutes more, checking often to ensure garlic doesn't brown.
  • When done, add the lentils, vegetable stock, and spices to the pot. Stir well. Bring everything to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes. Do not stir, this mashes the lentils! When done, remove from heat.
  • Once the lentils are cooked, give everything a gentle stir to make sure the spices are evenly distributed.
  • Serve the kitchari over brown rice or any other grains you have on hand, like quinoa or millet. The kitchari can always be eaten on its own with bread!
  • Enjoy, and eat with intention.