A simple to prepare detoxifying meal that most people can tolerate for at least a few days is know as Khichuri, which is a mixture of basmati rice and mung beans.

Khichuri – Recipe for Detoxification


  • ½ whole mung beans (soaked overnight if possible)
  • 1 c basmati rice
  • 1T clarified butter (ghee)
  • ½ t ground cumin
  • ½ t ground fennel
  • ½ t turmeric
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 ½ c water


Wash the rice in cool water and combine with the soaked mung beans in a 6 quart pot. Add 4 ½ cups water
Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook until most of the water is absorbed (about 30-40 minutes). Melt the clarified butter on low heat in a frying pan and gently roast the spices. Add the spices to the rice and bean mix and continue cooking until the mixture is the consistency of a loose stew. If you desire, you can add chopped vegetables (spinach, zucchini, carrots, and the like), during this last cooking phase.

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