The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, launches Dr. Hansaji Yogendra’s book, Sattvik Cooking – Modern Avatars of Vedic Foods

Mumbai: Renowned Yoga Guru and Director of The Yoga Institute, Dr. Hansaji Yogendra, has launched her book, Sattvik Cooking – Modern Avatars of Vedic Foods. The book, infusing the best of Yoga and Ayurveda, is a relevant offering for people worried about their health in increasingly fast-paced lives with erratic and mindless eating habits. It will also appeal to those who like to eat healthy food that is not only Sattvik, but also delicious.

Dr. Hansaji says, “These days, everyone seems to be running after different things; people don’t find time to be mindful and careful about their eating habits, and so they end up eating whatever is easily available. Also, unfortunately, most people incorrectly assume that a healthy diet will always be bland and unexciting. Through my book, I hope to help change this perception and demonstrate how tasty and enjoyable a Sattvik meal can truly be! The recipes are very easy to make, and are accompanied by calorie and nutrition details.”

Sattvik Cooking – Modern Avatars of Vedic Foods details recipes that will help people derive the benefits of a yogic diet, using humble, easily-sourced kitchen ingredients to prepare delicious and appetizing dishes.

The book has the potential to change the way we eat, converting us from being slaves to our taste buds, to mindful eaters – of delicious food. In fact, foods that were predominantly thought of as a complete no-no have been revamped with a healthy nutritious touch, keeping their flavors intact. All favourite items like burgers, chaat, pancakes, wraps, dumplings, crackers, fritters, tikkis and more, can be made in a totally healthy and nutritious way.


Readers will find many modern-day recipes that will also appeal to millennials, who, today, are far more health-aware and taste-conscious than ever before.

As the pandemic spreads, amidst the social distancing, isolations and restrictions, we feel tempted to just order our meals in from restaurants and hotels. But now, we have a healthier and better alternative, with healthy and appetizing meals from the numerous recipes in Sattvik Cooking guiding us to positivity and a better way of doing things.

Director of the world’s oldest organized center The Yoga Institute, Dr. Hansaji J Yogendra, is a distinguished Indian Yoga Guru, author and researcher, TV personality and the leading face of householder Yoga.

Recognizing her contribution to yoga worldwide, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, felicitated The Yoga Institute with the Prime Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga. Every day, about 2000 persons visit The Yoga Institute for training and health consultations. Over the years, the Yoga Institute has also certified more than 55,000 trained Yoga teachers who, in 120 countries, have been helping millions live better holistically healthy lives with the help of householder Yoga.

The Yoga Institute was established in 1918 by Shri Yogendraji, also known as the Father of Modern Yoga Renaissance, and celebrated its centenary milestone on 25 December 2018. It is a non-profit organization and the oldest organized center for Yoga in the world. The Institute has a long legacy of carrying out groundbreaking work in the field yoga, including the “householder yoga” movement, along with several social initiatives such as Annam Brahma (free meals for the underprivileged).

Sattvik Cooking – Modern Avatars of Vedic Foods can be purchased at and the book store at The Yoga Institute.