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Asparagus-Daikon Kidney Detox Subji-Ayurveda

nutrition recipes Apr 20, 2022
Ayurveda Asparagus-Daikon Recipe (Subji)

Asparagus-Daikon Kidney Detox Subji

This is a ayurvedic simple and delicious veggie dish combining two detox veggies for the kidneys - asparagus & daikon radish. It's perfect for spring or anytime your body is feeling bogged down and heavy. It will provide a gentle flush through the kidneys which makes it great in spring season when the bodily waters are naturally in detox-mode. This dish goes great with kitchari or chapati or rasam.


  • 1 bunch asparagus – cut into 1” diagonal pieces

  • 2 small daikon radishes (the smaller in diameter the better, less than 2" in diameter is best otherwise the bigger daikon can become more tridoshically imbalancing. Note: if you cannot find small daikon, you can substitute with icicle radishes) – peeled and diced into small cubes 1” across or grated (your choice)

  • 1-2 Tbs ghee

  • 2 Tbs cumin seeds

  • 1 pinch turmeric

  • ½ tsp kalonji seeds

  • 3 twigs worth of curry leaves chopped (if you've got 'em)

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 2 tsp coriander powder

  • Salt to taste (approx.. ½ tsp)

  • Optional garnish: 1 Tbs fresh chopped ginger, few Tbs each fresh chopped parsley & cilantro

  • Juice of ½-1 lime to taste (garnish for taste and digestibility)


  • Chop veges

  • Heat ghee in skillet

  • Add spices in above order starting with cumin seeds, etc.

  • saute 1-2 minutes until aromatic

  • add veges and ¼ c water

  • cover and cook on medium until veges are cooked and asparagus is still gorgeous crisp green and al dente (not soggy), add more water as needed

  • Remove from pan and stir in salt and garnishes

  • Enjoy

* Disclaimer: as always, consult your physician or primary care practitioner before beginning a new diet and doing any detox protocols or eating any detox foods. The information provided here is not intended as medical advice nor to replace professional medical advice.


Written By: Traci Webb director of the Ayurvedic Living School in Northern California.

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