Liver loving kitchari : healing soul food

Kitchari & Liver Loving Kale

A healing staple with an extra boost of liver toning goodness.

This dish is an important healing staple to help cultivate balance and give the gut a reset throughout the spring.


1 cup mung beans

1 cup brown rice

2 tbsp coconut oil/ghee

1 tsp fennel seeds/ground ginger/sea salt/ground black pepper/ground coriander

2 tsps ground cumin/turmeric

2 bay leaves

2 cardamom pods, cracked

5 cups filtered water


Super liver loving greens

Handful kale/ greens

2 cloves garlic

Teaspoon milk thistle


Make it

Rinse and soak mung beans and rice in water overnight.

Rinse when ready to cook and put to one side.

Add the coconut oil/ghee to a large pan on a medium heat.

Add all the spices and stir and watch for 2-3 mins as it starts to bubble, careful not to over heat and burn.

Add the mung beans, rice and the water.

Stir and pop on a low heat with lid on for 45 minutes.

5 mins before serving heat a teaspoon of coconut oil in a pan and add in the kale, garlic & milk thistle.

Stir and serve with gut loving kimchi, sesame seeds and a drizzle of organic toasted sesame oil and steamed seasonal veggies if you fancy them.

Best enjoyed fresh, it’s so easy and so tasty it’s rude not to although there’s always enough left over for some super speedy nutritious leftovers the next day.


Healing Notes

  • Mung beans are good for reducing dampness in the body and as we head towards Kapha season are really good if congested
  • Soaking the rice & mung beans over night gives these processing of the nutrient dense and essential foods a helping hand
  • Serving with a tonne of kimchi, gerkins and a little good quality shoyu/soy/tamari elevates the immunity strengthening properties of this meal and the saltiness of the soy nourishes the kidneys
  • This potent combo of spices are warming and soothing for the stomach offering a reset and detoxification
  • The kale with coconut oil, garlic & milk thistle is incredible healing and cooling for the liver
  • Powdered milk thistle is handy to sprinkle on roasted veggies, porridge etc for an elevation of liver love
  • The kale, garlic & milk thistle is a magical combo to cool the liver as a side to any dish

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