Kitchari (also called khichdi or khichri) is a one-pot dish of Southeast Asian origin usually made with split mung beans, rice, and spices. You can find different variations of this dish across the Indian subcontinent. It is a simple meal that is meant to be nourishing and easy for the body to digest. That’s why kitchari is often served to babies or cooked when someone is feeling ill. It’s also comfort food for many people. All of this was enough for us to be convinced to prepare our own version of this ancient recipe.