Overview of our Ayurvedic Cooking Courses
Indus Valley Ayurveda Center places careful attention to food preparation and the dietary principles of Ayurvedic cooking. Our Ayurvedic Cooking Course includes basic knowledge of Ayurvedic dietetics and the practical application by learning how to make over a dozen traditional recipes. In this course you will learn how to cook delicious vegetarian meals that are both tree-doshic (balancing for all doshas) and also specifically balancing for vata, pitta, and kapha.
In addition you will learn the following:
- Tips for Ayurvedic cooking for busy people
- The six tastes and their affect on the doshas
- Organic verse natural
- Food as Medicine – therapeutic vegetables and spices that detoxify the body
- Food combinations that create toxins
- How to use spices and their medicinal value – how to make your own personal dosha balancing spice mix
- The role of digestive fire called Agni
- Weight balancing tips
- How to make ghee, homemade yogurt, panier, and lassi.
- How to make non gluten, non yeasted flat breads
- Western style Ayurvedic recipes – pastas, pesto, desserts, main courses
- Cooking Utensils
- Science of eating
Each of our classes comprises hands-on learning and demonstration of preparing simple yet healthy recipes that can form part of your every day cooking routine.
Our selection includes:
- Broken Wheat Upma: A low calorie nourishment that acts as tridosha shamaka (balances the doshas), vibhada hara (relieves constipation) and Balya (helps in tissue building).
- Neer Dosa & Wheat Dosa: Indian styled pancakes with natural herbs. Crispy to eat and easy to prepare, it functions as a vriddhi (an immunity booster).
- Chitranna: An unfussy yet tasty preparation of rice and fresh lemon juice that is sheetala (coolant for stomach), agnideepaka (appetizer), Varnya (complexion) and improves eye-sight as its rich in Vitamin C).
- Veggie Pulao: A Nawabi (luscious) preparation of rice and fresh vegetables with lot of flavors and spices, considered (Aadharsha Bhojana) one wholesome meal.
- Masala Bindi: Okra seasoned with aromatic Indian spices; it’s a medhya (brain tonic), loaded with iron supplement and is helpful in curing sandhi roga (joint disorders) and sciatica.
- Moong Bean Soup: A cool spicy curry that’s high in protein content and is chakshushya, keshya and varnya (beneficial for eyes, hairs and skin respectively).
- Bitter Melon Curry: Yummy gravy with generous supplement of either Capsicum (rich in iron content, helps relieve pain and improves blood circulation)/Mushroom (high in vitamin and fiber contents, helps cure headaches, mental disorders and is anti-cancerous in nature)/Bitter Guard (a ‘wonder veggie’ with a plethora of healing properties).
- Cilantro Chutney – learn the amazing health benefits of cilantro
- Drum Stick – Moringa Detox Soup
- Kosambari: Traditional Indian salad with a nutritional blend of grams, vegetables and herbs.
- Carrot Kheer: Heavenly sweetened carrot drink cooked in milk with a hint of aromatic spices and garnished dry fruits, is high in vitamin content, an antioxidant and exclusively rich in Beta carotin.
With any undue delay, register yourself or consider gifting this package to a loved one on an occasion or simply for no reason at all. Get ready for a week full of fun, excitement and harmony with Ayurvedic cuisine. Hand-out of all recipes, their ingredients, basic insight into your constitution and necessary lifestyle modifications will all be inclusive in the package. Course timing may vary according to the convenience of the participants. Don’t forget to bring along your scrap book for jotting down additional notes.