Inside Yogisattva, Khar I All The Deets
Am I the kind of person who would adapt a vegan lifestyle? Probably not. I doubt I would willingly eat at an all-vegan restaurant. However, this new lifestyle has become the ‘IT’ thing lately and I couldn’t help but be intrigued.
When I heard about Yogisattva, a gourmet organic plant based company, I wanted to explore the concept in detail. Read on to know about my experience.
Yogisattva is the brainchild of Raveena Taurani, who is a trained yoga professional and a raw food chef with certification from The Seeds of Life in Bali. It’s safe to say that you’re in trusted hands at Yogisattva. I had a chance to interact with Raveena at the studio and learn more about her lifestyle and the idea behind the studio.
She said, “The vegan lifestyle has become the new fad but for me, it’s all about honouring your body with a healthy life. And, that’s my goal with the brand – encourage people to eat organic, local and seasonal food as much as possible. The aim shouldn’t be to lose weight but to stay healthy.” Currently, Raveena has diverted all her energies towards her studio in Khar.
When someone says a ‘plant based company’, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? I am sure it’s not food. Naturally, my initial reaction to Yogisattva’s concept was a mix of surprise and curiosity.
Yogisattva is pretty easy to find because it’s located in the same building as Arth in Khar. I was inspired from the moment I looked at the door that had ‘Nourish to Flourish’ written on it. The space has a yoga studio, a culinary academy where they conduct cooking classes, and an open space where you can sit and enjoy your meal.
However, they’re more of a takeaway or delivery place and this is why, you’ll find only two tables placed outside. This is where we sat and began our indulgence!
I tried a mix of savoury and sweet dishes at Yogisattva. In the savoury, the one that I loved the most was the Vegan and Gluten Free Quinoa and Chia Bread with Vegan Cheese and Smoked Paprika Avocado – the bread was soft, the cheese was quite flavourful and the avocado was excellently spiced. Overall, all these ingredients made one delicious combination.
The Raw Vegan Pizza slice and the Vegan and Gluten Free Carrot and Chickpea Falafels with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus were unique in terms of taste and flavour. Both are definitely worth a try.
Hands down, the desserts won my palate and heart. My favourite was the Dairy-Free Raw Cacao and Orange Ice Cream that was neither two sweet nor too bitter and deliciously thick in terms of texture. We wiped the Deconstructed Peanut Butter Tart and the Vegan and Gluten Free Cacao Peanut Butter Brownies in a matter of few seconds. The Vegan and Gluten Free Raw Cacao Almond Espresso Cookies were our least favourite because they were a little tough to the bite. To top it off, their menu keeps changing every week – so, don’t miss out on their weekly specials.
If you’re interested in adapting the vegan lifestyle, Yogisattva would make for the perfect introduction. I am definitely heading back for their cheese that is made with cashew nuts and the yummy ice cream.
Learn more about them here.