Delicious healthy Indian food in Bangkok
Posted on 11 / 08 / 2015
Suananda is an Ayurvedic wellness center with a lovely café, a yoga and meditation hall hosting various classes and workshops, a small shop and an Ayurvedic consultation center offering medical treatments, therapies and massage such as shirodhara (pouring of oil on the forehead). The food at the cafe is wholesome and prepared with care and anything can be made vegan. Unlike the Indian food I am used to where things generally swim in a pool of oil, everything at Suananda is fresh, light and healthy. Everything is prepared with organic ingredients and will leave you feeling light and energized thanks to the cooking that is based on Ayurvedic principles, using the right combination of food and spices to aid digestion. You can pick from one of the daily grains on offer (quinoa, rye, barley, cracked wheat, cracked oat or amaranth) which can be substituted to the organic rice. The poha (flattened rice) with nuts and vegetables was a little like fried rice, except it was light, fluffy and not greasy at all — the texture of the flattened rice grains reminded me a little of fresh coconut and the flavors were spot on — I love cumin. The morning glory fritters were surprisingly really light and a very inventive – and especially tasty — use of my beloved morning glory. The accompanying dipping sauces were great – the minty one packs a punch! The sprouted finger millet crepe stuffed with spinach (ask for no cheese) was a great variation on the traditional South Indian dosa; I found the mouthfeel actually nicer than a traditional dosa: fluffy and chewy, a little like an actual crepe. I’m assuming the taste is better with the cheese, but I really enjoyed this nonetheless. Same goes for the beetroot paranthas: it’s a simple, fresh and well executed dish that is not oily at all. The beetroot is still very crunchy, the texture is spot on and the accompanying minty sauce is lovely. The prices at Suananda are very reasonable. Make sure you sit out back in the lovely garden. A really nice take on Indian food.
Photos and more at http://mostlyamelie.com/15-vegan-restaurants-to-try-in-bangkok/