Pressure Cooker Kitchari

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Kitchari
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


  1. 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.
  2. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
  3. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 15 minutes on High pressure.
  4. Once the cooking cycle has completed, set steam vent to Venting to quick-release the pressure.
  5. When the floater falls, open the lid and stir kitchari.
  6. Serve immediately.
Mealthy tip:

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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.