Vana healthy cuisine: a delicious salad recipe

A delicious and healthy recipe courtesy of Vana in India: Wheat berry, roasted pumpkin and spinach salad.

Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes

Servings: 1



20 gm wheat berries (alternately one may use alfa alfa sprouts)

50 gm red pumpkin, diced, blanched

3 gm black currant

10 gm baby spinach leaves, cleaned and washed

2 gm mint leaves

2 gm pine nuts, toasted

5 ml olive oil, extra virgin

1/2 lime



  • Clean and wash the wheat berries thrice and soak them for 1 hour.
  • Place the wheat berries in a pressure cooker, add salt and a sprig of thyme and water. Cook for 10 minutes (without the whistle) and check if done. Drain the wheat berries with the help of a chinois and keep aside. Allow to cool before using.
  • Take a mixing bowl; add cooked wheat berries, blanched pumpkin and baby spinach leaves.
  • Season with salt, olive oil and lemon juice. Spoon the salad on a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and pine nuts.

Enjoy it!


Read more: Vana Reviews, Personalised Retreat at Vana

feefor rating
"When Jet Airways cancelled all their flights I found out because Healing Holidays informed me - the day before Jet Airways sent me an email! I was able to get new tickets on a different airline really quickly and the holiday went on as planned. Also, two of my friends decided to join last minute and Healing Holidays were patient and agreed to hold the rooms until the Visas were done and that’s even though my friends hadn’t paid yet. Healing Holidays is quick to respond to email too which is awesome. Definitely recommend using them for a spa holiday."
Need help to book? +-

Opening Hours (UK Time)
Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
020 7843 3597

Email us an enquiry

Would you like us to call you?

call me back

« back

Leave your name and number and we'll call you back as soon as possible.