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Authentic Vegetarian Ayurvedic Indian meal from Gujarat area of India

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Kashmira P.
Authentic Vegetarian Ayurvedic Indian meal from Gujarat area of India


My name is Kashmira Patel and I was not a real foodie as a teenager or when got married, although dabbled in my mum’s kitchen often and quite liked good food. Having lived in a joint family with fifteen of us, my mum and aunties were always cooking! It was not until I got married and lived in Brazil, a totally different country in terms of diet and culture, that I started realising that cooking would be my next big thing!

Decades have rolled on, and here I am happy with that next big thing and enjoying what I started as an experiment, turning into a passion. At home, I love cooking all sorts, traditional Indian dishes which are tried and tested, eastern fusion from my travels to the British fayre. For my cookery school students and friends, I concentrate on the traditional, regional Indian recipes, the ones which are not served in the so called ‘Indian restaurants’. I come from Western India, state of Gujarat, which is a predominantly vegetarian. Dishes range from the dhals , cereals and steamed dishes. Vegetables play a key role in the diet too, and importance on seasonal produce is still present.

Ayurveda is the ancient medical system of India. It offers one of the fastest paths to health. ... Ayurveda is an ancient solution to our modern-day problems that need quick, effective solutions. The three ayurvedic body types, or doshas, are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each dosha has a unique set of characteristics. Sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, astringent and salty. “The six tastes also have particular qualities, and that’s how they aggravate the doshas,”
The practice of Ayurveda is, in essence, about harmonizing mind and body. Today, Ayurvedic medicine is considered a type of complementary and alternative medicine.

I am no ayurvedic expert, however my upbringing in India and our daily diet was not far from what Ayurveda diet describes. My mum and my aunties cooked for fifteen of us, so to keep a healthy balance of body and mind of all of us, a simple diet consisting of the Ayurvedic principles was practised in our daily diet. Some of them were – eating fresh seasonal produce, warm spices in winter, soaked and sprouted grains, nuts and fruits according to the season and healthy fats.

In my two sessions, I will offer the basic essence of the diet served in a true Indian style! A thali (a steel dish) with steel cups filled with the delicious freshly made vegetarian dishes.

It is a sit down meal, so I can only accommodate 6 to 7 people at a time , (hence 2 sessions)
We will conclude the meal by sharing some positive thoughts from our life experiences.

Please pay £17. 00 per person by PayPal and this event is limited to 7 people

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Headington, Oxford · OX3 7SH
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