Lose Weight While You Eat with Kapha Reducing Kichari

Updated: Apr 14

Invigorate your metabolism and feel the benefits in both body and mind.

Kapha Reducing Kichari is an easy, effective, and delicious way to balance Kapha dosha. This recipe brings in the qualities that reduce Kapha which supports healthy weight. Simple, nourishing, easy and cleansing.

In Ayurveda, we use Food as Medicine. Kichari is a potent blood purifier and supports proper kidney function. Mung bean is used to help strip pesticides out of the system, which is especially helpful for the reproductive organs, liver and the thyroid.

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When you eat Kapha Kichari, you’ll want to enjoy it nice and hot to strengthen your digestive fire and boost metabolism.

Many people struggle with weight gain. Eating Kapha Reducing Kichari is one of the best ways to reduce weight, gently cleanse the body and help you feel great. This kichari is invigorating and heating and an effective way to reduce overall Kapha as we head towards Kapha season of chest and head colds.


½ cup white basmati rice or quinoa or a mix of the two 1 cup split moong dal 4 bay leaves ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder ¼ teaspoon clove powder ¼ teaspoon mineral salt ½ teaspoon mustard seed ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1-2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) 1-inch fresh ginger root 6 cups water


1. Use split mung bean. Soak the beans for several hours. Drain and rinse. Add 6 cups water. Bring to a boil. If any foam forms on the top, scoop it off.

2. In a pan, add ghee and melt it.

3. Add the spices and sauté for one to two minutes.

4. Add rice and mung beans and sauté for another couple of minutes.

5. Now add 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.

6. Reduce heat to medium-low.

7. Cover and cook until everything is tender (30–45 minutes—it depends on your stove, pot, elevation, etc. Cook until it is quite soft.)

8. Add more water to prevent scorching if needed.

Eating Kapha Reducing Kichari is an effective way to reduce weight and cleanse the body. Not only will these seasonings improve the flavor of your food, but they are also digestive herbs that support healthy digestion, assimilation and elimination. These herbs can also help to correct doshic imbalances.

To learn more about using food as medicine, Ayurvedic cleanse, and how you can boost metabolism with Ayurveda, schedule a free consultation with Saumya Ayurveda. For information on Ayurvedic cleansing and invigorating Kapha dosha, click here and here.

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Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Meditation Teacher. Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee. She has remains passionate about Ayurveda for 30 years. A firm believer in Ayurveda, the oldest, most continuously practiced holistic medicine system, Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach. To learn more about Ayurveda and how she will help you take control of your health now — click here to schedule a free consultation.

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