Rediscover the joy of Food and Wellness with top chefs from India
Kairali The Ayurvedic Healing Village, Palakkad, Kerala
3rd - 6th July 2017

Set amidst the lush green surroundings of Kairali - The Ayurvedic Healing Village, Healing Recipes–Back to Roots is one-of-a-kind “Chef's Retreat” in India, designed to explore wellness through the goodness of food. Built on the 120-year-old collective experience of the experts from Kairali and some of India’s best culinary minds, this retreat isn't the run-of-the-mill culinary courses that teach you “how to” work a great dish. Healing Recipes is a journey that starts from beyond the burner and ends on the plate. It is an opportunity to discover the wonders of food right from plant-to-plate to the various techniques that make food taste good, and the wisdom that can help imbibe theholistic approach to food into your daily life. The first chapter of Healing Recipes presents an exciting journey taken with Mexican expert Chef Vikas Seth, progressive cuisine guru Chef Abhijit Saha, Indian cuisine specialist, Chef Arun Kumar TR, and the legend and mentor Chef Manjit Singh Gill, as they recreate the ancient philosophy of wellness through food, one excellent dish at a time.

Menu July 2017

Healing Recipes is a three-day food adventure with India’s finest chefs,


Healing Recipes–Back to Roots is a three-day culinary journey that is intended to discover every facet of food, from farm to plate, through a series of specially curated programs called Capsules, each dedicated to a trend or a thought.

A celebration of Union of Food, Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation amid the pristine location of Kairali- The Ayurvedic Healing Village, Healing Recipes is an opportunity to review the delicious side of a good life with food, new techniques and the know-how to do it better.

Created by one of the leading chefs, these Capsules are an interesting mix of discussions, demos, cooking classes and hands-on tips that help understand food – not just the dish on the plate, but also the know-how of the ingredient (familiar or otherwise), techniques (new or old) that help cook them without losing the nutrition or the taste, and the wisdom that would help you in choosing foods that heal.


Have you been wondering about the food you eat? Why doesn’t the carrot taste the same as it once used to? Is ghee not good for you? Or, how you can eat your favorite childhood food and still remain healthy? Then Healing Recipes is for YOU.

Learn how eating healthy can be the best antidote to tackle stress and illness with the best teachers out there – our chefs, who have made food not only their mantra of success but happiness too.

Check our packages today – there is one custom-made for you, just like our food at the retreat. We assure you.

There are 30 Villas and four types of categories to choose from: Maharaja Suite, Deluxe Villa, Royal Villa and Classic Villa.

Chef Retreat: Back to Roots

Price for Chef retreat along with one Ayurveda treatment daily.

Room type Price for single Occupancy (INR) Price for double Occupancy (INR)
Classic villa INR 46081 + Tax* INR 75362 + Tax*
Room type Classic villa
Price for single Occupancy (INR) INR 46081 + Tax*
Price for double Occupancy (INR) INR 75362 + Tax*

Chef Retreat July 2017

The Chef Retreat, Healing Recipes which will take place from 3rd July till 6th July amid the pristine environment of Kairali - The Ayurvedic Healing Village in Palakkad, Kerala

Chef Manjit Singh Gill,
Corporate Chef, ITC Hotels

With over four decades of culinary experience in managing and opening numerous restaurants including the iconic Bukhara and Royal Vega makes ITC Hotel’s Corporate Chef Manjit Singh Gill

Chef Abhijit Saha,
Co-Owner Caperberry And Fava

Known for his innovative style and ingenuity to turn concepts into reality, Chef Abhijit Saha is considered to be one of the pillars of progressive Indian food.

Chef Vikas Seth,
Culinary Director, Lounge Hospitality

Three years ago, when Chef Vikas Seth, one of the finest Mexican chefs in India, began working on the first menu book called The Indian Odyssey, he discovered the

Chef Arun Kumar TR,

Almost a decade ago, when Chef Arun Kumar TR, a self-taught chef, researcher, culinary archiver and a successful filmmaker all rolled in one, decided to start his super successful winter