Yellow coloured lemon rice topped with whole cashews.

Lemon Rice

This Lemon Rice recipe comes from Chef Velu at Kalari Kovilakom and The Palace for Ayurveda. It’s a fantastic side dish for vegetables, dal or seafood.

Moong Dal Curry

Without the use of oil, this Moong Dal Curry is nicely spiced. It hits a home run for flavour and ease of cooking too. Overall, it will leave you feeling light, satiated and refreshed – just like the ideal Ayurveda meal should. We loved watching the chefs at Kalari Kovilakom prepare meals for the patients …

Bright Green Spinach and Moong Dal Soup

Spinach and Moong Dal Soup

This recipe for Spinach and Moong Dal Soup is a great example of the food at Kalari Kovilakom. It’s light, simple, easily digestible and loaded with nutrition. Soups like this are a cornerstone in the Ayurvedic way of eating. They make us slow down and pay attention to what we are doing. When we are …

Zuri Kumarakom swimming pool with elephant fountains

Introduction to Ayurveda

It’s important to have an introduction to Ayurveda when travelling in South India because it’s a term you’ll encounter frequently. We’ve experienced both authentic and less than authentic versions in our travels. After our own experiences, we feel a proper introduction to Ayurveda will help you find the real deal and avoid anything less than …