One Pot Kitchari Recipe
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 9-10
A soothing, one pot kitchari recipe for detox, cleansing and/or general healthy living and gut healing.
  • 2 cups organic white rice
  • 2 cups split peas
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 18 whole cloves
  • 20 peppercorns
  • 5 bay leaves
  • ½ Tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • ¾ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ Tablespoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cans (about 4 cups) coconut milk light
  • 1 whole zucchini, sliced thin
  1. Wash and rinse the rice and split peas until water is clear. Soak them both for 2-3 hours to help with digestibility. (Make sure to drain the soaking water prior to adding to the pot.)
  2. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add the olive oil, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, and bay leaves. Stir until fragrant.
  3. Add the ginger, coconut, cilantro, turmeric, and salt to the olive oil and spices. Stir until slightly brown.
  4. Add the split peas and rice, and mix very well.
  5. Pour in the water and coconut milk light. Bring to a boil and boil uncovered for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the zucchini, turn heat to low and cook with lid slightly ajar until peas and rice are soft; 25-30 minutes.
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