Pressure Cooker Kitchari
- 1 cup basmati rice
- ½ cup yellow mung daal
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ½ teaspoon ground mustard
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon mineral salt
- 4½ cups water
- Stir rice, daal, ghee, ginger, turmeric, mustard seed, cumin, and salt together in the inner pot of a pressure cooker until ghee and spices are coating the rice and daal; add water and stir.
- Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
- Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 15 minutes on High pressure.
- Once the cooking cycle has completed, set steam vent to Venting to quick-release the pressure.
- When the floater falls, open the lid and stir kitchari.
- Serve immediately.
Kitchari is used as a cleansing food in Ayurvedic medicine. People suffering from stomach distress will eat nothing but kitchari for a full day, a week, even up to a month! However, it retains many of its detoxifying qualities even when eaten for only one meal. Here's a look at more Pressure Cooker Recipes.
What others are saying
Sarah Gray says:
I like to do detoxes from time to time, and now I'm thinking about doing a kitchari cleanse. I made this recipe using a homemade ghee recipe and skipped the ginger. Loved the way it turned out.
Jenny J says:
I do kitchari cleanses all the time! The longest one I did was a full week. Cooking it in the pressure cooker makes it so much easier.
Anthony Cohen says:
I love to add veggies to my kitchari like cilantro and zucchini. This version is great as a base. I added veggies to make it my own.
Steven Gomes says:
I added fennel and seaweed fr extra flavor. Love being able to dump everything in the pot and cut the cooking time down. Makes it really easy.
Kaylee Adams says:
I ate this stuff for a week, and making it in my pressure cooker made it super quick and convenient to stick to my detox. Sometimes I mix in vegetables with it, but for the most part eat it plain. If you've never tried it before, this is a great recipe to start with.