By Noy Pullen (Agents For Change)

Google for variations depending on your personal health requirements.


  • 1 ½ cups rice, soaked and drained
  • 1 cup split yellow Moong Dhal, soaked and drained
  • 1 tsp sea salt (I do not add this)
  • ½ tsp turmeric, fresh or powder
  • 2 tsp ghee, olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds or ½ tsp powder
  • 1 ½ litres of water


  1. Add rice, Moong Dhal, salt and turmeric to 1 litre boiling water.
  2. Boil till half done.
  3. Drain and remove from pot.
  4. Cool and store in fridge until needed.

To continue preparing the daily dish

  1. Heat the oil and stir in the cumin for 30 seconds.
  2. Return 1 cup rice mixture (Kitchari) per person to the pot and stir well.
  3. Add ½ cup water and cook on a low heat till done. Add more water if necessary. It should remain moist.
  4. Serve with various options:
    • Coconut oil, lemon juice and cayenne pepper
    • Sea salt, lemon and freshly grated ginger
    • Greek yoghurt and zucchini
    • Mixed diced cooked or raw vegetable (depending on your eating plan) and spices of your choice
    • A sprinkling of mixed seeds together with cumin powder