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Mr Lenin
Restaurant Manager
Rockholm at the Light House Beach

Indulge in an Ayurveda food extravaganza at Hotel Rockholm, where the culinary delights by the sea will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine originating in India, emphasizes the importance of maintaining a balance between mind, body, and spirit. Through the exploration of Ayurveda principles, we can gain a deeper understanding of how food can be used as a tool for healing and nourishment. Ayurveda categorizes food into three main doshas - Vatha, Pitha, and Kapha - each representing different qualities and characteristics. By understanding our individual dosha and incorporating foods that balance our unique constitution, we can promote physical and mental well-being.

Ayurveda food is not only delicious but also offers numerous health benefits. The use of fresh, seasonal ingredients ensures high nutritional value and optimal flavor in every bite. Ayurveda cooking methods, such as steaming and sautéing with ghee, help to preserve the vital nutrients in the food. Additionally, Ayurveda food is known for its ability to support digestion, boost immunity, and promote overall vitality. With its focus on natural ingredients and mindful eating, Ayurveda food can help us achieve a balanced and harmonious state of being.

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The Coconut tree plays a vital role in tropical economies, offering livelihoods and economic opportunities to millions of individuals worldwide. It serves as a source of income through the sale of copra, coconut oil, and various coconut-based products like cosmetics, soaps, and culinary ingredients. Particularly, coconuts from Kerala are known for their abundant water content and delicious flesh. Coconut plays a significant role in Ayurveda cuisine, allowing for a variety of dishes to be created. Among them, desserts made with coconut milk stand out as particularly delicious. Additionally, coconut water provides numerous benefits such as being an energy booster, a healthier alternative to sugary juices, aiding in weight loss, managing diabetes, promoting heart health, reducing high blood pressure, aiding digestion, and detoxifying the body.

The ocean holds a wealth of Ayurveda ingredients that offer distinct flavors and health benefits. Sea vegetables, such as seaweed, are abundant in minerals and iodine, which aid in thyroid function and promote a healthy metabolism. Coastal regions often feature turmeric and ginger, which possess anti-inflammatory properties and aid in digestion. Basil, garlic, and coriander contribute to strengthening the nervous system, boosting immunity, reducing blood pressure, and providing a refreshing effect. By incorporating these ocean-inspired ingredients into our Ayurveda meals, we can savor a wide range of flavors and enhance the nutritional value of our dishes.

Eating ginger can cut down on fermentation, constipation, and other causes of bloating and intestinal gas. Ginger contains antioxidants. Basil leaves offer a range of benefits due to their properties. They have the potential to protect against cancer, act as an antiviral and antibacterial agent, and provide antioxidant properties. Additionally, they can help relieve pain, reduce swelling, protect against ulcers, and lower blood sugar levels. Garlic offers numerous health benefits, including its ability to combat cough and cold infections. It also promotes a healthy heart and enhances brain functioning. Additionally, garlic aids digestion, regulates blood sugar levels, strengthens the immune system, improves skin health, and helps prevent cancer and peptic ulcers. Coriander leaves offer various health benefits, such as promoting healthy vision, supporting immunity, managing blood sugar levels, lowering bad cholesterol, fortifying bone health, enhancing gut health, promoting skin health, and boosting heart health. Turmeric has been found to potentially provide various advantages, including reducing inflammation, addressing degenerative eye conditions, managing metabolic syndrome, alleviating arthritis symptoms, regulating hyperlipidemia, relieving anxiety, easing muscle soreness post-exercise, and promoting kidney health, as indicated by research studies. Coriander leaves offer various health benefits, such as promoting healthy vision, supporting immunity, managing blood sugar levels, lowering bad cholesterol, fortifying bone health, enhancing gut health, promoting skin health, and boosting heart health.

Creating a Balanced Ayurveda Meal

A balanced Ayurveda meal consists of six tastes - sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. Including a variety of tastes in each meal helps to satisfy our cravings, support digestion, and ensure we receive a wide range of nutrients. To create a balanced meal, it is important to include a good mix of grains, vegetables, proteins, healthy fats, and spices. It is also recommended to eat mindfully, chew our food thoroughly, and avoid overeating to maintain optimal digestion. By following these principles, we can nourish our body and mind, and experience the true essence of Ayurveda cuisine.

Ayurveda Recipes for Sea-Inspired Dishes

Experience the deliciousness of Ayurveda cooking with these recipes that highlight vegetables sourced from coastal regions.

Kerala Special Avial

Avial, a traditional Indian dish, originates from the state of Kerala in India. This thick stew typically consists of 13 vegetables commonly found in coastal regions, along with coconut and is seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves.

Kerala Sadya Koottu Kari

Koottukari, also known as Koottu curry, is a popular dish found in the traditional "Sadhya" meal of Kerala, located in south India. This flavorful yellow curry showcases the combination of banana, potato, yam, and coconut, offering a delightful blend of spicy and sweet flavors.

Coconut Payasam

Kheer, also known as payasam, is a beloved sweet dish and a type of wet pudding in the Indian subcontinent. It is believed to have originated in South India thousands of years ago. The traditional recipe involves boiling milk, sugar or jaggery, and rice. One of the most delightful variations of kheer is the coconut or tender coconut payasam, which is particularly popular in South India.
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