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Ayurvedic Soup Recipe

Kitchari in Ayurveda is a a "mixture" dish of grains or legumes in a vegetable soup. In this soup, we combine lentils - one of the easiest to digest legumes - and several vegetables and spices to generate a warm, grounding soup that is perfect for fall and winter months.

Kitchari soup


This is a gluten-free and vegan recipe! My inspiration came from this recipe. I made a few tweaks below!


  • 2 cups lentils (soaked if possible)

  • 5 cups chopped vegetables (i.e. sweet potatoes, zucchini, potatoes, carrots, celery, tomatoes)

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 1-inch piece chopped or grated fresh ginger

  • 1 big tablespoon coconut oil or ghee

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard seeds

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

  • Sea salt, to taste


  • Warm coconut oil or ghee in a pan, sauté onions for 3 minutes. When onions are transparent, add all spices, and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.

  • Add 34 oz of water (about 4.5 cups), add all vegetables and lentils. Cook until soft.

  • Serve with cilantro, parsley or any other herb to taste.

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