Vana’s Gastronomical Philosophy And Power Pudding


Vana’s gastronomical philosophy is a large part of the retreat’s ethos. Vana, basking under the warm Himalayan sun, houses top chefs who promise to serve you with the best meals, in sync with Ayurvedic guidelines. With wellbeing at its core, Vana chefs create a new menu each lunch and dinner, taking seasons into account. A popular favourite bowl though, is the chia seed and fig pudding; here’s how to whip it at home, as you miss the sprawling Vana property.

Chia Seed And Fig Pudding With Berries

Occasion: Breakfast, snack or dessert
Preparation time: 2-3 hrs
Serves: 4


4 tbsp chia seeds
1 1⁄2 cups almond milk
10 figs
1 tbsp honey
A pinch of vanilla bean powder

To Garnish

A shredded slice of coconut
Fresh berries
Edible flowers


Soak figs in regular water for 2 hours to rehydrate them. Slice 4 figs and make a puree of the remaining 6 ones. In a mixing bowl, add chia seeds, almond milk, honey and the pureed figs. Mix properly. Set aside this mixture for 10-15 minutes. Now, in a serving bowl, arrange the sliced figs in a decorative manner, and pour the mixture over it. Allow it to set for 15-20 minutes in the refrigerator. Once chilled, garnish the bowl by topping it with berries, the coconut slice and edible flowers. And voilà, your nutritious pudding is ready to be devoured!

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