Ayurveda Cooking

Our Ayurveda Cooking Course is a comprehensive and immersive program that offers a deep exploration of Ayurvedic culinary principles and practices. Led by experienced Ayurvedic chefs, this course provides both theoretical knowledge and hands-on cooking experience to help you master the art of Ayurvedic cooking.
Introduction to Ayurvedic Principles:
    • You will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of Ayurvedic nutrition, including the concept of the doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and how they influence our well-being.
    • Learn about the six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent) and how to incorporate them to create balanced meals.
    • Understand the importance of seasonal eating and how to choose ingredients in harmony with nature.
Ayurvedic Cooking Techniques and Ingredients:
      • Explore various cooking techniques used in Ayurveda, such as steaming, sautéing, boiling, and roasting.
      • Discover a wide range of Ayurvedic herbs, spices, and ingredients that are used to enhance flavor, promote digestion, and balance the doshas.
      • Learn how to prepare Ayurvedic ghee, herbal infusions, and spice blends to infuse your dishes with medicinal properties.
Creating Balanced Meals:
        • Gain knowledge on how to create balanced meals according to Ayurvedic principles, taking into consideration the needs of each dosha.
        • Discover the art of food combining and how to optimize digestion and nutrient absorption.
        • Explore the importance of incorporating all six tastes in each meal to promote satisfaction and nourishment.
Ayurvedic Recipes and Dishes:
          • Experience hands-on cooking sessions where you will learn to prepare a variety of Ayurvedic dishes, including soups, dals (lentil dishes), vegetable curries, grain dishes, and herbal teas.
          • Discover how to adapt recipes to suit your dosha and individual needs.
          • Learn the art of food presentation and how to create visually appealing dishes that stimulate the senses.
Healing and Restorative Foods:
            • Explore the concept of Rasayana (rejuvenation) foods and how to incorporate them into your diet for optimal health and well-being.
            • Learn about specific foods and recipes that support digestion, immunity, and overall vitality.
            • Discover how to prepare Ayurvedic desserts and snacks using nourishing ingredients.
Here are some dishes commonly taught in Ayurveda cooking courses:
Khichari: A nourishing one-pot meal made with a combination of basmati rice, mung beans, and a variety of spices. Kitchari is easily digestible and helps in detoxification and restoring balance.
Vegetable Curry: A flavorful and aromatic dish prepared with a variety of seasonal vegetables, Ayurvedic spices, and a base of tomato or coconut milk. This dish provides a wholesome and balanced meal.
Ayurvedic Soups: Nourishing soups made with a combination of vegetables, lentils, or grains, flavored with healing herbs and spices. These soups are easy to digest and provide comfort and nourishment.
Herbal Teas and Infusions: Learn to prepare herbal teas using Ayurvedic herbs such as ginger, tulsi (holy basil), turmeric, and cinnamon. These teas have various health benefits and can be tailored to support different doshas.
Lassi: A refreshing and probiotic-rich yogurt-based drink that can be flavored with fruits, spices, or herbs. Lassi aids digestion and provides a cooling effect.
Chutneys and Pickles: Discover how to prepare Ayurvedic chutneys and pickles using fresh herbs, spices, and seasonal fruits or vegetables. These condiments add flavor and enhance digestion.
Ayurvedic Desserts: Explore healthier versions of desserts using ingredients like jaggery, coconut, nuts, and spices. Examples include saffron-infused rice pudding (kheer), date and nut balls (laddoos), or fruit-based desserts.
Grain Dishes: Learn to cook various Ayurvedic grain dishes like chapati(roti), quinoa pilaf, spiced rice dishes, or savory porridges using whole grains and aromatic spices.
These are just a few examples of the dishes commonly taught in an Ayurveda cooking course. The specific dishes may vary depending on the course curriculum and the focus of the program. The courses often emphasize using fresh, seasonal, and locally available ingredients while incorporating the principles of Ayurvedic nutrition and flavor balancing.
Throughout the course, you will receive practical tips, demonstrations, and guidance from our experienced Ayurvedic chefs. You will have the opportunity to taste and savor the dishes you prepare, gaining firsthand experience of the flavors and benefits of Ayurvedic cuisine. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to create nourishing, balanced meals that promote optimal health and harmony in your daily life.