This is my advice to people: learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun.
– Julia Child
- Typical class is 3 hours: cook 3 dishes, eat a meal, go home happy!
- Get to know Indian spices & key cooking techniques like frying them
- Receive detailed recipes & a list of Indian groceries where you can buy Indian ingredients affordably. A class costs $50 (no tax). Prepayment required.
Menus include starters, dals (lentils) soups, mains and one-dish meals, “thali” style menus, chutneys, salads, desserts, street food and more. (We cook 3 dishes per class.)
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required at least 3 days before the class, ideally one week ahead. PayPal, interac e-transfer or mailed cheque. I also need to know about food allergies and intolerances at the time of registration.
Experience the richness of Indian regional cuisine. I include recipes from different parts of India, including my home state, Maharashtra. Indian restaurants in Canada usually serve dishes from the North.
Indian veggie food is practical, flexible, affordable & healthy
* You don’t need to use much oil
*Its easy to individualize recipes (push up the chilli or tone it down) & substitute ingredients without losing flavour; oh joy!
*Expensive ingredients & special equipment is not required. It’s cheap to eat high-protein lentils and beans, Indian style!
*You can cook large portions and refrigerate (some dishes freeze well too); curries actually improve overnight!
*You can mix and match Indian food with other cuisines
Indian food is adaptable: You can cook Indian with local ingredients like kale and other greens, pumpkins, squashes, mushrooms, etc and healthy ingredients like brown rice, tofu, quinoa. Yes, you can use Maple Syrup!
If you are trying to go vegetarian or vegan Indian food is FANTASTIC. Spices reduce or eliminate the craving for meat. Indian cuisine has a wide variety of balanced, affordable, veggie menus.
Regular group classes that I organize
Private classes: can’t make scheduled classes, already cooking Indian, want to learn something specific, etc.
Special diet private classes
Cook with family and friends at your home, office or community space, e.g. a yoga studio