Nutrition is central to Ayurveda. Since diet plays an essential role in maintaining good physical and mental health, we at the European Ayurveda Resort Mandira serve the freshest, tastiest dishes based on Ayurvedic principles, but tailored to the European palate and using local produce.
Light and easily digestible, your European Ayurveda cuisine meals cleanse and detoxify, providing optimal support during your treatment programme. And they taste amazing, too! Our chef, Markus Lengauer, is a master at conjuring up mouthwatering Ayurvedic dishes using top-quality ingredients.
Nutrition based on Ayurvedic principles doesn’t necessitate the use of exotic foods. The real emphasis in Ayurveda is that food should do us the world of good. That’s why we developed the concept of European Ayurveda cuisine. Taking into account the basic principles of Ayurveda, it is geared towards European culinary preferences and habits, using foods commonly grown in Europe. This is entirely in line with Ayurvedic philosophy, which teaches that our bodies find it easiest to digest foods grown in the soil on which we were raised.
We therefore believe that we must make the most of the delicious food grown regionally and locally. And there is plenty of room for culinary experimentation: our kitchen team channel their enthusiasm and creativity into combining Indian and Austrian traditions, marrying produce from Styrian farms with Indian ingredients such as chickpeas and lentils.
European Ayurveda cuisine is meat free to ensure the digestive system is not subjected to any unnecessary stress. Also, a vegetarian diet supports detoxification and is particularly conducive to inner clarity and energy.