I am a New York City holistic health counselor specializing in vegetarian, vegan, and Indian cuisine. I offer both private lessons, small group sessions, and workshops.
Born and brought up in India, I have enjoyed eating and cooking a wide variety of local cuisines. It was after completing my degree from Integrative Nutrition, New York (2004), that I truly understood how deep the roots of Indian Vegetarian cooking are, and how profound is their impact in enriching and nourishing. My inspiration for cooking were my children. Thanks to them, I perfected the balance of delicious food that is healthy, nutritious, quick to make, and fulfilling.
Over the last 20 years I have included Ayurvedic concepts in my recipes . I look forward to cooking together soon!
A journey of discovery
When you cook with me, we explore food in many different ways:
HEALTHY: As a certified Holistic Health Counselor, it is vital for me that food nourishes my body, my mind, and my being.
SIMPLE: We will cook in a way which you will understand and can do on your own.
PRACTICAL: As a mother and a working professional, I understand the need to make something delicious within a short time.
TASTY: What’s the point if the food isn’t mouth watering! Simple techniques will be shared to make your taste buds go whooopiiieeeeeee!
Types of food
Indian vegetarian food is a very vast palate of permutations and combinations. Together, we can delve into any of these options:
HOMELY FOOD: Wholesome food that will sustain you every day.
PARTY FOOD: A spread that will make the event special.
FINGER FOOD: Healthy options to satisfy the munchies, or to have with a chilled beer. Our street foods brought to your doorstep.
SEASONAL FOOD: Depending on the time of the year, I use Ayurvedic concepts to create dishes that keep you warmer in the winters and cooler in the summer.
LOCAL CUISINES: Explore a range of dishes from Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Rajasthani foods.
Be Inspired in your food
Cooking isn’t just about a recipe or a process. It is about being passionate of creating something you will enjoy eating, and sharing with those you care. The hands-on technique will allow you to understand why we make something in a particular way, to coax and enhance the dance of Indian spices and flavors.
I am a happy person - I truly am! It reflects in my eyes, in my smile, and in the food I make. I want to share the joy of this happiness with you, and am excited to hear from you!