PHC Lifestyle Clinic Presents

Healthy Pongal & Sankranti Masterclass #PlantBasedChef

Learn to prepare delicious traditional Pongal & Sankranti dishes without oil, white rice, maida, sugar or dairy. #BeYourOwnDoc!

* Only 15 spots are available for this workshop, so claim yours now! *

Saturday, January 12th 10am - 2pm

PHC Lifestyle Clinic, RT Nagar, Bangalore

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Workshop Details

Get the best of both worlds by learning how to recreate absolutely mouth-watering, traditional Pongal and Sankranti Dishes with healing Whole Plant ingredients. Spend an interesting Saturday with our expert cooks and doctors, with exciting, easy, 100% hands-on activities. 

Learn easy and practical ways of making festive dishes such as Ven Pongal, Sihi Pongal, Til Ladoo, and Bele Holige using ancient grains and healing ingredients. Recreate your favourite Pongal and Sankranti dishes with a healthy twist and enjoy this festival by indulging to your heart’s content. With Zero Oil Vada, Cucumber Tomato Pacchadi, Mixed Veg Avial, Oil-free Poriyal, Lemon Rice, No Curd-Curd Rice, Samai Sakkarai Pongal, Coconut Rice and much much more, this Masterclass is a festival in itself! What's more, our bounty of ingredients are sourced from a network of local, organic farmers, freshly harvested! The workshop doesn't finish with just cooking. You will join our community of Plant Based Chefs online to support your journey for life!

Learn to prepare Zero Oil, Zero Sugar, Zero Ghee, Zero Milk, Whole-Food Plant-Based Meals That Heal. Learn to prevent and reverse diabetes, hypertension, PCOD, asthma and even cancers through absolutely delicious, irresistible food!


  • Dr. Achyuthan Eswar, Co-founder, PHC Lifestyle Clinic
  • Shyamala Suresh, Plant Based Chef 
  • Dr. Smitha N.B, Naturopathy & Yoga Physician

When: 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Where: PHC Lifestyle Clinic, 25/1, Akkamma Block, Dinnur Main road, RT Nagar, Bangalore - 560032


  • Rs.2950, including a Three Course Healing Lunch, taking your dishes back home & Cookbook with recipes of all Pongal & Sankranti Dishes. 
  • Early Bird Discount! First 5 participants get Rs 200 discount!
  • Kids Ticket at Rs. 1580 for children aged 9 to 17 years.

Refund policy: All cancellations prior to January 9, 2019, will attract 100% refund towards a future workshop from PHC Lifestyle Clinic. Refunds afte January 9 until January 11th will attract 75% refund. No refund for cancellation on workshop date. No cash refunds. 

What Do We Get?

Under the guidance of our experts, you will be preparing, hands-on, 15+ Pongal and Sankranti special dishes to make a full blown festive meal. You will learn how to make 

  • Mixed Veg Avial 
  • Cucumber Tomato Pacchadi 
  • Oil-free Poriyal 
  • Gujarati Surati Undhiyu
  • Brown Rice Ven Pongal
  • Navane Khara Pongal with Foxtail Millet
  • Lemon Rice without Oil
  • Coconut Rice without Oil
  • Kokum Puliyogare without Oil 
  • Zero Oil Vada
  • Curd Rice with Homemade Nut Curds

using different native Unpolished Millets such as Samai (Little Millet) and Navane (Foxtail Millet), and Whole Rice Varieties such as Red and Brown Rice and without any oil or dairy products.

...and sweets such as 

  • Jave Godi Bele Holige with date syrup and almond butter
  • Til ke Ladoo without jaggery
  • Samai Sakkarai Pongal with Little Millet
  • Red Rice Sihi Pongal

without any oil, dairy, sugar or maida. 

Using healing ingredients such as 

  • Native Unpolished Millets
  • High Antioxidant Whole Rice Varieties
  • Homemade Date Syrup
  • Whole Nuts 
  • Homemade Nut Butters
  • Traditional Indian Spices

this Masterclass will equip you to make every dish this festive season a Wholesome, Delicious and Healthy one!

This Festive Healthy Pongal & Sankranti Masterclass Will Answer Your Questions:

Don't we need some oil to be healthy?

Of course we do. We need the best quality oil, from whole nuts. We use plenty of nuts, like coconut, badam and groundnut instead of extracted oil. Most pasta dishes do not require any oil. The sauces and stuffings are made rich with nuts.

I don't want to give up yummy food.

Learn to prepare all your favourite delicacies with whole plant foods and indulge every day! They taste yummier and richer than dishes made with refined or animal-based ingredients.

 Isn't dairy good? I love cheese! 

Milk and cheese from cows cause disease. Plant mylks give health. You can still eat your favorite foods. Learn how to make milk, curds and cheeze completely from nuts & seeds! 

Using These Powerful Ideas & Tools:

Go Beyond Recipes

Break free from cookbooks and learn how harnessing techniques can be more powerful than following recipes. Learn to use millets, unpolished rice, native vegetables, whole nuts and lots more!

Tasty = Healthy

 In Nature, tasty food IS healthy food. Learn how to whip up absolutely delicious, yet healthy meals to make your friends and family drool, yet live long and healthy lives!

Community Support

Join our support groups on Email and Whatsapp. Discuss recipes, find answers, get inspired! Stay in touch with experts who can guide you after the workshop. 

Here is a Story of Transformation with Meals that Heal: 

In 2013, I underwent open heart surgery. The doctors saved my life! They then put me on medications and advised me to change my lifestyle. I had no idea what that meant, until now and I want to share with you all my journey over the last 6 months

Before I begin, I must first thank my wife for supporting me wholeheartedly in following the principles of cooking as mentored by Dr. Achyuthan. All the while, I have supported her by only cutting fruits, that's all! Not even vegetables! Secondly, I thank my friend Dr. Meenakshi Bharath, who introduced me to this wonderful person; Dr. Achyuthan. 

Should I now thank Dr. Achyuthan Eswar? Why should I, you may ask.  

When I first met Dr. Achyuthan, I was 104.3 kgs; today I am 90 kgs. From 3 June 2016 to 3 December 2016, I have given Guru Dakshina of 15 kgs of my body fat. My transformation has been nothing short of amazing and the two aspects that led to it are the body and mind. I was taught SKY meditation by Prof. Krish Murali Eswar and have practiced it everyday. My day begins with chukku kaapi, a warm drink full of flavour and goodness followed by meditation and exercises. I take brisk walk after and what awaits me at home? A glass of fresh juice as prescribed by Dr. Achyuthan. I have achieved better health and a slimmer waist by eating three course meals! Yes, you read it right, everyday, I have two such meals one in the morning and one in the evening. Occasionally, I enjoy eating food at functions and repent soon after

You can see some of the results in my pictures, but what you cannot see is that my anxiety, fear, tension, anger, etc., has dropped by 75%!, My health is improving over the months, my skin glows,I'm active at all times, and life is beautiful. Instead of just dumping something in my stomach to fulfill hunger, I have started enjoying the food I eat. My health has improved and my weight has reduced by 15 kgs!

First time in my life, I realised the power of food and meditation and how they help balance our body and mind. When doctors were telling me to change my lifestyle post surgery, I thought of complicated things. Often, we associate an upgraded lifestyle with fancy clothes and sports cars, but what is truly precious is our health. When I learnt "How to be my own Doc" I am no more a patient, the quality of my life has improved and I'm enjoying every moment! 

To celebrate this, Achyuthan asked me to buy a new set of clothes, I told him will do so, once my waist size reaches 38. It has dropped from 44 to 42 and with his guidance, I'm sure I'll reach my goal! 

We are transforming as a family and at home, my wife and daughters have started eating the way I do and are experiencing the difference. The currency shortage does not bother me as I shop only in one fruit and vegetable shop, and one organic shop. This is all I need. 

Following the example of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, which Prof. Krish posted, "Let's not preach. Let's show the world and make the world beautiful with healthy human beings around." I once again thank everyone who is taking this journey with me. Be blessed! 

- Mr. Raghavan, Bangalore