Kerala's cookery retreat

Did you know that a healthy palm can live as long as a human?

In fact every part is used in some way or another in the daily life of coconut growing areas, of which Kerala is the foremost.

These are just two of the facts you will learn at a Chapri Retreat cookery class - plus some great recipes using coconut and other local producer.

The ‘water’ inside those tender green nuts provides a refreshing and nutritious drink, high in vitamins and minerals, especially potassium. (This why the nuts were used as drips in wartime hospitals throughout southeast Asia, providing hermetically sealed sources of instant rehydration and nourishment).

The firm white flesh is also rich in nutrition and calories. Grated and pulped it is a staple ingredient of local cuisine. Cut plant stems yield the sweet juice used in palm sugar, while the fermented sap produces toddy, the traditional local hooch. Once made, toddy should be quaffed within hours, as it soon goes off and the taste rapidly deteriorates to become vinegary. 

There is no better way to enjoy a holiday than by combining some holistic relaxation with picking up a new skill in an informal, effortless and enjoyable way. In all our facilities, we are happy to offer this combination as part of our portfolio for discriminating guests.

To learn more WATCH this VIDEO ...

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