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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.
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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Once the lentils are cooked, give everything a gentle stir to make sure the spices are evenly distributed.

  4. 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!
  5. Enjoy, and eat with intention.