The Green Path Organic Restaurant ( India’s biggest Organic Space) celebrates life with organic and millet based forgotten food. One can realize the most important aspect of Soul food by indulging in the healthiest and most delicious pure vegetarian lunch/dinner buffet at Meet the Millets Restaurant here. We wholeheartedly relished the unique Millet Pizzas, Raw Cocoa Brownies, Navane Bisibelebath, Red Rice Dosa with gotukara and ripe jackfruit icecream and much more.
I drank the sugarless five spiced herb tea and tasted their Sensational healthiest Mixed Millet thin crust Pizza with protein rich,fibre rich and farm grown toppings(prepared inside the stone pizza oven) at the Detox Cafe (Healthy Living Starts Here) which is situated at the ground floor. They have ample amount of a la carte snacks , desserts and drinks to choose from.
My day started with these organic desserts
Almond Tart, Chocolate Brownie and Beetroot Brownie
I shopped for organic vegetables and Organic daily used ingredients to be used for my everyday cooking at their Organic Store (From Soil to Soul) which is again situated at the ground floor.
My kid played to her heart content at their exclusively done Play area for the kid’s.
Their Spacious Banquet hall (Kudala Sangama) was fully booked for a corporate event along with the organic buffet at the first floor but we were not disturbed at all as their Multi Course Restaurant (Forgotten Food) was situated at the 2nd floor.
The top most level has a terrace garden where one can buy any of the saplings.
The whole eco-friendly interier was made up with upcycled wood and stabilized mud blocks.The spacious and naturally well ventilated dining area with ample amount of natural greenery and comfortable sofa seating and perfect height of chair available for seating at the dining table is bound to impress one. One can’t miss the labelled glass jar’s filled with various millet’s and it serves the educational purpose to know about the millet’s which one is going to be consume in form of food.
The Menu at Green Path Organic Restaurant ( All the organic ingredients used for the preparation were sourced from their own farm and they don’t use any refined sugar ,maida, artificial colouring and additives while preparing the food . They use only cold pressed oil, black himalayan salt and jaggery )
Beetroot Juice Shots – Cleanses the system naturally
Nuchinaunde – A steamed dal dumpling delicacy from Bangalore – Mysore. Combination of dal with veggies healthy & tasty
Main Course –
Roasted Mixed vegetables
Navane Bisibele Bath
Red Rice Curd Rice
Cut fruits (seasonal)
Lemon Grass Panacota – Used treating digestive tract spasms,stomach,blood pressure,convulsions,rheumatism.
Coriander Laddu – Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K. Significant amounts of dietary fiber,calcium,selenium,iron,mangnesium,manganese.
Carrot Halwa – Health Benefits – Reduce cholesterol improving visual reducing the signs of premature aging.Increase cardio-vascular health provide well rounded influx of vitamins & minerals.
Ragi eggless brownie prepared from raw Cocoa – This cake is not only delicious but the separate ingredients have a lot more food value than just eating normal cake. Plus its not too high in calories. A rich & satisfying desert with high antioxidants.
Coconut Phirni – Phirni is classic indian weet pudding.
Kluai Buat Chi Thailand Classic Pudding – Banana desert is fully vegetarian
Ice-Cream – (Ragi & Jack fruit) – Ice-Cream is happiness condensed
Jack Fruit Ice-cream – Rich anti-oxides that protect from cancer aging & degenerative disease.
Millet Ice-Cream – This wonder grain is high B-Vitamin calcium iron potassium, zinc and magnesium.
The guilt free ,heartiest and healthy lunch was an life changing detox experience. I keep craving to go there atleast once in a week to have my fix of healthy eating to counter attack the week long calorie laden snacking. You can also request for a complete vegan meal by requesting them in advance.
Master Chef C Ganesh and Executive Chef Pradeep Anand both are the mastermind behind this amazing spread and not to forget the ever smiling Shoba Sateesh, main chef at their bakery section who is behind all those droolsome desserts.
The parting gift of Tulsi and karpuravalli sapling , a book on how to cook with millets, a pack of millets and red rice were generous and thoughfull.
Pictures Courtesy – Saleem Shaikh
Breakfast: 7:30am to 10:00am
Lunch: 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Dinner: 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Contact Number – 080-49653324
Website – http://www.thegreenpath.in/
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Address – The GreenPath, Organic State, Opposite Mantri Metro station, Sampige Road, Rajiv Gandhi Circle,Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560020
Approximate Cost for two people – INR 1,100 /-
Here are the two recipes using the Millets
Cook with Millets
Millet 20 gm
Carrot 250 gm
Stock 400 ml
Beans 10 gm
Garlic 2-3 cloves
Crushed pepper 5 to 6
Ghee 10 ml
Salt to taste
Gram flour 10 gm
Coriander leaves 3-4 sprigs
Clean, wash and boil millet in double the quantity of water.
2. Clean and dice onions, carrots and beans. Wash and chop coriander leaves. Crush pepper corn and garlic. Heat ghee in a skillet; add pepper, coriander leaves and gram flour and cook for few minutes. Add prepared vegetables, boiled millet, stock and salt to the skillet. Boil soup for 10minutes, correct the seasoning and serve hot.
For the Stock
Onion 200 gm, carrot 200 gm, coriander stems 200 gm, ginger 10 gm, water 2 litres
Clean, wash, peel and roughly chop all the ingredients. Mix it with water and boil on low flame for two to three hours. Strain and use as required.
Bisi Bele Bath
Navane (foxtail millet)50 gm, toor dal 50 gm, carrot 20 gm, beans 20 gm, green peas 10 gm, red chilli powder 1 tsp, jeera powder 1/2 tsp, coriander powder 1 tsp, jaggery 5-10 gm, a pinch of turmeric, tamarind 10 gm, tomato 1, oil 1 tsp, coriander leaves a few sprigs, bisibele bath powder 10 gm and salt to taste
Ghee 25 gm, mustard 2 tsp, jeera 2 tsp, badgi chillies 2-3, capsicum 25 gm, shallots 5-6, coconut 20 gm, garlic 4-5 cloves, peppercorns 4-5, curry leaves 1 sprig, cashewnuts 10 gm, hing 2 gm
Clean, wash and boil the navane with more than double the quantity of water. Clean and cut the vegetables into dices. Clean, wash and boil the toor dal with oil and turmeric. Once dal is half done, add prepared vegetables except shallots and capsicum. Mix cooked dal, navane, tamarind pulp, bisi bele bath powder, salt, jeera, jaggery, coriander powder, chili powder, chopped coriander leaves. Bring it to a boil and correct seasoning. Grate coconut and grind it to a fine powder with peppercorns and garlic. Prepare a tempering by heating ghee, mustard, jeera, curry leaves, hing, cashew nuts capsicum, shallots and coconut mixture. Add this to the prepared bath and garnish it with coriander leaves and khara boondi.
— Recipes courtesy Jayaram HR, Founder of The Green Path
About the Founder:
Mr. H. R. Jayaram has his humble roots in kanakpura taluk in Karnataka. He was born in an agriculture family. He graduated with a B.A, LLB and is a very successful lawyer and a seasoned marathon runner winning many competitions.
He has contributed immensely towards organic farming and sustainable living practices. It was his dream to work for social causes which he is very passionate about and has been relentlessly working towards organic food movement for the last two decades and is currently the founder secretary for Jaivik Krishi society Bangalore and treasurer for International competence centre for organic agriculture. He has provided solar lighting to an entire village called Masarahalli, Nelamangala. As the President of Arkavati and Kumudavati river committee he has worked for the river rejuvenation causes. He is the founder promoter of “Green path foundation” which is a leading initiative in organic food movement in India. The Green Path boosts of a 55 room unique Eco hotel on New BEL road, Organic store “Era Organic “ one of the first certified Organic store in India, in dollars colony, Sukrishi farms in Nelamangala, Eco retreat at Coorg and the latest being Green Path Organic state “Hasiru Totha” in Malleshwaram. It has an Organic store, Banquet hall, Detox cafe and Forgotten food restaurant.
At Organic State, we have begun our good food movement through our restaurant forgotten food. It is a platform initiated to bring in traditional foods which have been forgotten over a period of time. The ingredients used here are organic and we make sure we include millets which are a whole grain rich in fibre and high nutritive value. Millet is the future food which has to be revived. In our cooking, we do not use processed foods like Maida, sugar, artificial colouring and additives. The food is cooked with organic vegetables. Our Detox cafe boosts of a unique pizza made from millets, organic vegetables, cold pressed oils and no additives or artificial flavouring agents. It also offers a range of health drinks and guilt free desserts. We house one of the biggest organic store in India which stocks a range of organic groceries. We have taken care to manage the waste generated by recycling organic waste and using it for our terrace garden to grow vegetables. We have a Bio fuel plant to power our kitchen and rain water is harvested to irrigate our landscape and also for other domestic uses during all seasons.
It is set amidst nature and a perfect getaway from the fast paced city life. Located in the serenity of stunning Western Ghats and between mountains and coffee plantation, Eco retreat is an ideal place to be one with nature. We have hosted international volunteers who have commended our efforts and taken home our replicable models of sustainability and organic way of life. Our retreat has won awards and recognition for its eco conscious construction and responsible tourism.
Sukrishi farms Nelamangala
The genesis of Green path organic farm was initiated way back in 1998. It was a mere barren land and now it is a well known organic farm. The Sukrishi farms are spread across 40 acres of lush green serene landscape. It is home to a variety of crops and trees and also birds and animals. The crops here are grown organically using harvested rain water. Guests have visited this farm from all over the world and conducted various programs on organic and ecological workshops and social causes. Sukrishi farm is now being converted to a bio-ecological farm with a model for food forest.
They want to celebrate the fullness of life by honouring and preserving the natural ecology of Mother Earth as well as mankind – as part of one universe.
Their core values:
They believe that all beings are connected through the web of life and thus need to be respected, nourished and protected equally. They believe that life is a celebration. A sustainable lifestyle can give us happiness and fulfilment. They believe that every individual has the ability to make a positive difference.
They believe in a society beyond social, political and religious boundaries where we act together as one human family.