Father’s Day Special | Achaari Kitchari Recipe

May 30, 2023 2 min read

Father’s Day Special | Achaari Kitchari Recipe

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection,” is a famous quote by Sigmund Freud. Standing as a pillar of strength and care, blanketing us from the toxic world like a shield, are the fathers- the superheroes of our life. Hiding their tears and fears, backing the family with utter grace and love, Father ‘an ordinary man’ turn into a role model in each of our lives. With this being said, it’s time to thank our father for his unequaled sacrifices, embrace his responsibility of nurturing and raising children, and for his devotion to family.

Father’s Day is knocking at the door and if you are wondering how to show Dad some extra love this time, we have got you there! How about spending the whole day with him and binging over some appetizing and healthy meal? This Father’s Day pledge to give a little bit more attention to his health and prepare a unique energy-packed tangy Achaari Kitchari that is sure to be a surprising treat for him. Enjoy the meal with your dad and spend a good time reminiscing some peerless childhood memories together. This will surely turn out to be one of the best Father’s Day gifts for him.

Achaari Kitchari Recipe


  • 1 cup Pride of India Extra Long Indian White Basmati Rice (soaked for 30 mins)
  • ½ cup Pride of India Split Yellow Mung Lentils (soaked for 30 mins)
  • ½ cup Pride of India Split Yellow Chickpea Lentils (soaked for 30 mins)
  • 1 tbsp Pride of India Gourmet Kitchari Spice
  • 1 tsp Pride of India Gourmet Cumin Seed Whole
  • Pride of India Himalayan Black Salt (as per taste)
  • 2-3 tbsp Pickle Masala
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp chopped Coriander Leaves


  • Put long grain white basmati rice, moong dal, chickpea lentils, green chilies, turmeric powder, and black salt in a pressure cooker.
  • Add 4-5 cups of water, cover, and place the cooker on heat. Cook under pressure till 2 whistles.
  • Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and kitchari spice mix. Sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add cooked rice mixture and give it a good mix.
  • Add pickle gravy and mix well.
  • Switch off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.

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