Kitchari in the Instant Pot

Kitchari is one of my favorite comfort food dishes! I recommend making this recipe when you’re looking for relief from acid reflux and indigestion; alongside a treatment plan for SIBO, IBS, or Candida; and as a 3-day cleanse at the change of seasons – spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Kitchari Recipe

2 cups white basmati rice
1 cup split yellow mung dahl beans
2 teaspoons clarified butter (ghee)
3-5 whole cardamom pods
½-1 inch fresh minced ginger root (or 1-2 teaspoons powdered)
1 teaspoon coriander seed
1 teaspoon cumin seed
¼-1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1-2 teaspoons peppercorn
1 cinnamon or cassia stick
1 teaspoon black or yellow mustard seeds
½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds
2-3 cloves
3 bay leaves
½ teaspoon salt
7-10 cups water (6 cups if using pressure cooker)

Stovetop instructions: add rice and beans to a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until rice and beans are tender. In a pan sauté spices and ghee on medium heat until fragrant. Add to rice and beans. Just before serving add chopped, fresh cilantro.

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By |2018-02-13T16:42:09+00:00February 13th, 2018|Autumn, Family Wellness, In the Kitchen, Late Summer, Spring, Summer, Wellness, Winter|2 Comments

About the Author:

Amy holds her board certificate in Reflexology (ARCB), is a clinically-trained Aromatherapist (CCAP), and an Aromatic Medicine Practitioner. She launched her private practice, The Barefoot Dragonfly, in June 2004 with a special focus on women's health, pediatrics, and pain management. Amy sees clients and teaches a 200-hour aromatherapy certificate program and a 300-hour reflexology certificate program at her studio in Northwest Austin. She offers phone consults for private and commercial aromatherapy consultations.


  1. Pamela May 1, 2018 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Love this recipe and am trying it now! Nice Presentation…thank you!

    • Amy Kreydin May 2, 2018 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Thanks, Pamela! Kitchari is one of my favorites! 🙂

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