Kurma Dasa was born in England, moving to Australia with his parents
in 1964. He started his cooking career in the Sydney kitchens of
the Hare Krishna movement, where he began by cutting vegetables,
grinding fresh herbs and spices, and assisting in the preparation
of their famous Sunday Feasts (see
Since those humble beginnings, Kurma has gone on
to teach his special brand of elegant and eclectic gourmet vegetarian
cuisine throughout Australia and around the world.
has hosted three internationally broadcast television cooking series
seen in over 46 countries. His third and latest 26-part TV series
"Cooking with Kurma - More Great Vegetarian Dishes" recently
screened throughout Australia on SBS and Foxtel.
Kurma's light-hearted presentation of healthy,
delicious, attractive and innovative cuisine continues to shake
off the outdated notion that vegetarian food is dull and lack-lustre.
Recently, Kurma has relocated to Ireland and is now presenting gourmet vegetarian
cooking masterclasses in Europe, writing columns
for various magazines and working on more cookbooks.