Did you see Chara’s A Simple One Day Detox class? You can find it in the library here.

Here is one of her recipes which goes along with the detox.

Green Mung Bean Soup

A simple, soothing and nourishing alternative to kitchari. I often make this as a light dinner on cleansing days or anytime my digestion could use a rest.


● 1/2 cup green mung beans, washed
● 1⁄4 tsp of turmeric
● 4 cups water
● ¼ tsp asafoetida
● Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
● Rock salt to taste
● 1 Tbs chopped fresh coriander leaves (cilantro)

Basic Tarka (favored oil)

● ¾ tsp cumin seeds
● ¾ tsp ground coriander
● ¾ tsp ghee
● 1 teaspoon minced ginger
● ¼ tsp garam masala or seasonal masala


Wash the mung beans thoroughly and soak overnight or for at least 4 hours. Bring the lentils and fresh water to a gentle simmer, add the turmeric and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until soft, adding more water if necessary.

Once the beans are cooked, heat the ghee in a small saucepan, add the asafoetida, and let sizzle for 5 seconds. Add the cumin seeds and ginger and cook for 30 second until the seeds have darkened and become aromatic. Add the remaining spices, let them sizzle for 20 seconds, and then stir them into the soup. Let the soup simmer for another 2 minutes, add salt to taste and serve warm with cilantro leaves.

Enjoy! Did you try this recipe? Let us know how you went in the comments.