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Liver Gall bladder kicheree

Serves 2


  • ½ cup split yellow mung dhal

  • ½ cup Barley

  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated

  • 3 inch burdock root, peeled and chopped

  • ½ parsnip (optional)

  • ½ tablespoon dry dandelion root (chopped available in herbal sections of stores)

  • ¼ pound of fresh broccoli

  • And /or fresh dark leafy greens (Dandelion greens are especially good if you can get them)

  • 1 Tbs ghee

  • ¼ Tsp of Turmeric

  • ½ Tsp of coriander powder

  • ½ Tsp of coriander seeds

  • ¼ Tsp of black mustard seeds

  • ¼ Tsp cumin seeds

  • ¼ Tsp sea salt

Warm ghee in saucepan. Add cumin, mustard and coriander seeds. Saute until mustard seeds pop. Add turmeric and split bung beans and stir-saute 30 seconds. Add 2.5 cups of water and barley, then burdock, dandelion and ginger.

Bring to boil, then cook covered over medium heat for 40 minutes or until barley is tender. Add additional 2 cups of water to keep the kicheree moist, stirring occasionally to prevent from sticking from the bottom. Wash and chop the broccoli or greens. Fifteen minutes from serving, add the vegetables, salt and coriander powder. Stir, cover and cook another 10-15 minutes more.

Comments: This kicharee is mildly diuretic, as well as being a chologogue (liver-bile stimulator). Shiitake mushrooms can be added if you are recovering from an infection. The parsnips are added primarily to sweeten and cool the dish.

Indications: Cumin: Used for digestion, gas, abdominal pain, bloating, sluggish digestion, and colitis Coriander: used for indigestion, sore throat, allergies, urinary tract infection, burning urethra, and hay fever. Turmeric: Uses: Anti-bacterial, reduced inflammation, great for skin, liver stimulant, reduces fever and pain, and has a preventative role in bowel cancer. Hing: Uses: Powerful digestive agents, strengthens the digestive fire (agni), relieves intestinal gas, pain, and distention, dispels toxins, and breaks up impacted fecal matter and accumulations from excessive eating of meat or junk food. Caradamon: Uses: One of the best and safest digestive stimulant. It awakens the spleen, helps with poor absorbtion, indigestion and colds. Fennel: great herb for digestion, strengthening agni, abdominal pain, gas and burning urination

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