Dhyaana School Of Wellbeing is the latest establishment in the city trying to get us to make healthier lifestyle choices. The yoga studio-cum-cafe offers clean, healthy eats that we can guiltlessly gorge on.
Millet Dosas & Buddha Bowls: This Indiranagar Cafe Is Doing Delicious With A Dose Of Healthy
More Than A Cafe
Only a week old, Dhyaana School of Wellbeing is not your regular health cafe. This Indiranagar establishment is a spot that aims to feed the mental, physical and spiritual self. With a health cafe and a yoga centre, this place is all about promoting good health and wellbeing. We went down there to check it out and try some of their wholesome healthy eats. The quaint little vegetarian cafe has a cosy ambience with chairs and tables made with old wooden crates that only added to its charm. Bright ikat cushions add a touch of whimsy to the cafe. Everything — right from the pretty rope lights to murals of Buddha on the wall, apparently all been made in-house. May your way further in and you’ll find two studios for yoga and meditation inside. Quiet, dimly lit and spacious, these studios are perfect for getting in touch with your spiritual side. Hatha yoga classes are conducted here everyday. They even conduct sessions on mindfulness and the power of laughter sometimes.
At the cafe, we started off with some of their healthy smoothies. We settled on a Spiru’lean’ smoothie, a thick green drink with dates, spinach, banana, coconut water and spirulina powder, and the Stress Buster, a loaded smoothie made with dates, banana and the herb called ashwagandha. The smoothies were a bit of an acquired taste but they are definitely a healthy alternative to your regular drinks as these had absolutely no sugar and processed ingredients. We moved onto the mains and tried the Momo Platter, which came with three kinds of momos — Spinach & Tofu, Beetroot and Corn. Our favourite was probably the Spinach Momos that had a tofu and spinach filling that worked quite well together. We also tucked into one of their Buddha Bowls that looked as delicious as it tasted. We went for the Super Buddha, which came with chunks of pan-fried paneer served on a millet tabbouleh with sprouts and a garlic yoghurt dressing with pomegranate on top. The millet tabbouleh tasted very authentic, much like a couscous tabbouleh, and every spoon made for a wholesome bite. They also have a selection of healthy grain-based dosas too. Choose between the Red Rice Dosa, the Mixed Millet, a brown rice dosa and a protein dosa. All dosas are served with a coconut and tomato chutney.
Just because you’re trying to be healthy doesn’t mean you have to skip out on dessert. With a bunch of sweet options on the menu, pick from treats like Chia Seed Pudding and the Cosmic Ball with puffed amaranth, dates and nuts. We gave their Raw Chocolate Brownie a try. Dates added the sweet rush rather than sugar in this. Complete with cocoa powder, mixed nuts and sesame seeds sprinkled on top, we should mention that this is not your regular brownie and is more like a bar of healthy chocolate. We also tucked into the Malabi, a Middle Eastern dessert made with milk and rice flour. Topped with apples, bananas and nuts, this was a fresh and fruity number and is for those who want to skip on the chocolate dessert train. All in all, Dhyaana School Of Wellbeing did a great job of marrying healthy and yummy when it comes to their menu. Not sure about our mental and spiritual selves, but our tummies were definitely satisfied and content.
Look out for their eco-friendly and self-sustainable community and retreat on the outskirts of Bangalore that will be coming soon.
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