Jul 9

Wanna Cook?!

Dinesh and I have been running the Cafe at the Bangalore Ashram with a fair measure of success, thanks to our tireless and super dedicated team who totally own the place as their very own … And we thought we should now do something more than just cook food and serve it for our very loyal foodies who come to eat there.

Starting this Friday 13th evening thru Sunday 15th afternoon, we are going to be teaching people how to cook. Simple stuff with a high show off quotient 🙂

Some of those recipes are already there on this blog …

Yet another excuse for you to come to the lovely Bangalore Ashram!

I made it all by myself ... like it? :)

Details are as follows:
Report to 8:15 pm at Cafe Vishala on Friday 13th. Come a little earlier to get your room and settled in please. We will start at 8:15 pm sharp.

There will be a welcome dinner already ready, but participants will learn to cook 3 things that evening:
Fruigitable Salad
Tomato Basil Soup (Zuppe Pomodoro)
Mashed Potatoes with butter and cream
Saturday morning 6:00 am Sadhana after which everyone comes directly to the Cafe for breakfast which will be fruit and cereals.
They will cook their own lunch which will be:
Green leafy Salad with a home made dressing
Broccoli Soup
Purpose of Potatoes
Paneer in tomato butter sauce
Soya nuggets with pineapple chunks
Veggie Pulav and Dal
Bread Pudding
There will be a brief meditation just before lunch.
Retire for a well earned rest and come back at 4:00 pm for Dinner preparation, with a break for Satsang:
Potato Apple Soup
Sweet and Sour Veggies
Yogurt Potatoes
Sambhar and Rasam Rice
Parapa Usulli (French Beans south Indian style)
Bhindi fry and Pachadi
Potato fry south Indian style
Curd Rice
Coconut Kisses
Sunday morning 6:00 am Sadhana after which everyone comes directly to the Cafe. They will learn to make:
Puri Bhaji
Hot Chocolate (trust me, no one knows how to make this!)
Lunch will be:
Clear Veggie Soup
Penne Pasta Salad with buffalo mozzarella and olive oil and lemon dressing
Basil Pesto
Baked Potatoes and Tomatoes with sour cream and chives
Fettucine in a red sauce
Aglio Olio Spaghetti
As usual there will be a short pre lunch meditation. After lunch the workshop will be over and they are welcome to attend Satsang before going back home. They will need to vacate their rooms by 7:00 pm.
The all inclusive cost of the workshop is Rs 5250. 

This includes all the food, 4 sharing room for stay in the ashram on Friday and Saturday nights, a full printout of every recipe they learned and a complimentary Vishala t shirt. Participants may also invite any one friend/relative over to lunch with them on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm to show off their new found cooking prowess.
They will need to bring their own chopping boards and knives.
Note that we have exactly 20 seats on this workshop.
To register for the workshop please contact Tanu. Her email is is tanushreebishnoi@gmail.com 
Jai Guurdeva!
PS Please do tell everyone you know! 🙂
PPS There will be Part II as well – more advanced and complicated stuff… Watch out for that!

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26 Responses to “Wanna Cook?!”

  1. kanika says:

    thats simply awesome… !! 🙂

  2. Akash Popat says:

    WOW !! Interesting… I wud love to be a Part of it 🙂

    • admin says:

      Tell tanu right away, like i said just 20 seats, and i have noidea how many are still left … if at all 🙂

  3. i want to attend it…. wat 2 do…. i dont reside in blore…. missing u both and aashrammm…

  4. Venkatesh R says:

    Rs 5250……day light robbery

    all these items on the menu can be googled and recipes are available for free.

    Great idea to make money however!
    bawa and dinesh super business idea!

    • admin says:

      They need not be googled, a lot of them are on my on blog 🙂
      That’s the price, if you don’t like it, don’t come.

    • Snehal Prabhu says:

      Hi me n my friends were browsing thru some resorts on internet

      Hillscape Khandala check in 15th july-check out 16th july

      Deluxe Room
      Includes : Breakfast INR 5062 INR 5842

      Executive Room
      Includes : Breakfast INR 6034 INR 6964

      Suite Room
      Includes : Breakfast INR 7786 INR 8986

      No mention of lunch or dinner..I am not debating with you..it is just that we have all different thought process. FYI . Jai Gurudev

  5. nirav says:

    super awesome initiative… Wish u all loads n loads of success…

  6. Why says:

    Duniya ghumti hai ghumanewala chahiye!

  7. Venkatesh R says:

    @ admin

    hmm. after much speculation you have posted my comment
    expected arrogant response for you,
    anyway arrogance is synonymous with Bawa and YES +
    but of course you guys will not call it arrogance … but self confidence or whatever else

    anyway Bawa and Dinesh you are so cowardly … who did not have the confidence or guts to publish my comment on “jilted lovers”

    Probably you know the details of all the jilted lovers of His holiness

    • admin says:

      My dear, i am not going to post anything with a link or anything that has bad language. Or anything thats so silly it doesn’t deserve to be made public. Your comment may have been in one of those 3 categories.
      And how do you know i speculated “much”?
      Got a hidden camera on me? You spend your life watching me approve comments made by you?
      Oh my…. soorrry, now you will call that arrogant, or will you say cowardly?
      Get a life!

  8. Murtaza says:

    Looks like fun.

    I remember nearly 13 years back when i was coming to the US for my Masters. I did not know how to cook so i wanted to take some classes so that i could manage some basic cooking (Mom was more than willing to teach, but as youngsters learning from mom was not cool :). Anyway, i found a few via the newspaper and called to inquire. Got the same response, we only teach females :), i was so surprised that in a place like Bombay (it was still called Bombay then), we had such gender segregation. The only one who was willing to teach me was the one who offered baking classes 🙂 (If you don’t have roti, eat cake)

    Bawa, i hope this is not restricted to Females 🙂

  9. Sidhanta says:

    Like always,bau at his best efforts to share stuff with people…love u bau….

  10. anon says:

    Is this a for profit undertaking? Where does the money go?

    • admin says:

      Yes, it is a for profit undertaking and where the money goes should not be your concern. The money is taken for a service provided. When you go for a movie, do you ask them what do you do with the money? Or when you go to a restaurant to eat food, do you quiz the waiter about where the money goes? Or when you pay tax to the government, do you ask your elected leaders where the money goes?
      I sincerely wonder why people like you don’t ask these questions where they should be.

  11. kalpana says:

    “That’s the price, if you don’t like it, don’t come.”

    That is pretty rude. Is this the attitude you would like Art of Living to be representative of?

    • admin says:

      Saying Rs 5250 is daylight robbery for our cooking workshop at the Cafe in the ashram utterly deserves that response. I don’t bother using logic and good sense with illogical idiots. Neither should you.

  12. Shail says:

    Hi bawu,

    Will this course happen again? Also, could something similar be organised in Mumbai or elsewhere?

    Jai Guru Dev


  13. Dasa says:

    hey kalpana – just do as Bau tells you or get lost.

  14. Deepika Aradhya says:

    @ Dasa :
    What kind of a comment is that? Looks like this blog does not encourage any freedom of speech.
    @ admin
    Reading your comments and replies ,you both have confirmed that you both are arrogant to the core. Everybody in the YES+ group already know how high handed Bawa and Dinesh are and comment among themselves about the same.
    What do you both think of yourselves? Arrogant Dictators???
    Better clean up your act guys. You are sending out wrong signals to the youth.

  15. indu says:

    wish i could join! cant afford it though…nice to be here after a very long gap…

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