Bangladesh Khichuri Stew (plant-based, gluten-free)

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Bangladesh Khichuri is a rice and lentil stew filled with healing vegetables and lovely spices.
It’s a beautiful, warm bowl of comfort on a cold day, or anytime your spirit needs a hug.
Today’s meditation is from Plum Village.
When you are taking the first four bites of your meal, take a moment to contemplate these mindful aspirations:
With the first taste, I offer joy.
And with the second, I help relieve the suffering of others.
With the third, I see others’ joy as my own.
And with the fourth, I learn the way of letting go.
May you experience ease and happiness in your meals and in your day.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bangladesh
Keyword beans, comfort food, gluten-free, plant-based, rice, soup, veggies


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup lentils
  • ½ cup brown rice
  • 1 tsp each cumin, coriander, and ginger
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 cups zucchini and collard greens, chopped
  • 1 medium potato, cubed
  • ¼ cup peas or 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onion starts to soften and get a little bit browned.
  • Then add the lentils and rice, and stir to combine. Next, add in the cumin, coriander, ginger, salt, and turmeric, and mix well to coat everything in the spices.
  • Add in the chopped zucchini, potato, and vegetable broth. Cover the pot and cook at a gentle bubble over medium heat for 45 minutes or until the zucchini and potatoes are tender and the rice is cooked.
  • Finally, add the collards, coconut oil, lemon juice, and peas. Mix well and taste for seasonings, adding more salt or some pepper if needed.
  • Enjoy your healing bowl of Bangladesh khichuri hot from the pot, and save any leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day.
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