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Ayurvedic Cooking

About​​ 12 years ago I was very ill and I had to​​ change​​ my whole lifestyle to be healthy. I began to eat Ayurvedic food, which made me a new person with an incredible energy and zest of life. I realized that only a vegetarian – I have been more or less all my life – not enough when it comes to Ayurveda.


The knowledge of Ayurveda is recorded in the Vedas of India and is a millenarian knowledge.​​ Veda​​ means in Sanskrit –​​ knowing​​ or​​ knowledge. Ayurveda means in turn​​ knowledge of life.​​ 


It took years for me to learn how to think, cook and eat when it comes to Ayurveda. It´s been very interesting but also a struggle – I was forced to get well – there was no other way for me – as I have already worked with meditation and yoga early in my life – the food of the Vedas was only a supplement for me to be whole. The food I cooked was super delicious and it just got better and better and it still is and always will be.​​ 


The food in Ayurveda is very simple and individual. The food that is useful and healthy for you, not sure is good for me. It refers to the individual and how that person works. Ayurveda is permissive,​​ non-moralizing – you do not have to feel guilty about what you want to eat – on the contrary – you should listen to yourself, learn to listen to your body – what it wants to eat. Out of some reason, you need just the food that you longing to eat. Eating should be pleasurable; the food should be tasty and greasy.

Through Ayurveda you learn about yourself and your personal characteristics, how you handle for example stress, solve problems, manage conflicts or express creativity.


You will learn how your metabolism works as Ayurveda puts digestion highest on the priority list. How accurately you digest the food is of great importance. Ayurveda is a simple and logical system that follows regularity there cause and effect​​ determines​​ everything.


At​​ the course you will learn

The Ayurvedic principles – a theory of how to think in Ayurvedic path, such as the three body constitutions – Vatta, Pitta, Kapha – and what it means for your health.​​ 


We find out your constitution​​ through a checklist.


We talk about the significance of digestion.


We look at how we can gain energy – the significance of diet and digestion,​​ nature’s​​ rhythms and how to make use of it in the right way, what is fatigue and how to eliminate it, using joy as an energy source.


We talk about your natural rhythms of everyday life – on activities outside the dietary significance like simple yoga movements, ghandarva​​ Veda​​ music, meditation, body massage and fasting.


We talk about different kitchen herbs and​​ how to use it. We also talk about different food products and their impact on the body.

We learn how to make ghee – clarified butter and we do panir – a kind of cheese that you can fry.


Expect that the course takes about three-four hours. Bring a pen and paper so that you can make notes.


Melinda Balogh