Cooking class final

These are predesigned three hour classes that you can join on the dates specified below. I hold bespoke classes on all other days (great for a group of friends or family) so if you would like to customise your session or have a specific date in mind, please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements. All group classes (predesigned or bespoke) are similarly priced. I also hold one on one private sessions.

What to expect:

  • All my classes are hands on – so you will do all the preparation and cooking
  • You are welcome to stay back after the class to enjoy the meal with the other participants (a great way to make new friends) or have your food packed to take home
  • There will be a brief spice session (over a nice cup of my Indian masala chai) to help demystify the spices that you will use during the session along with the best ways to source the ingredients.
  • You will get recipe cards to take home to help you recreate the dishes
  • I provide all the ingredients which are of high quality – the meat/ seafood is sourced from the local butcher/ fishmonger. We prepare fresh ginger and garlic paste, use freshly roasted and ground spices such as my home made garam masala powder, cumin and coriander powder. All the food is prepared in olive oil
  • You don’t have to bring anything except your good selves!

You can also treat your loved ones to my cookery sessions and courses. Personalised gift vouchers and gift bags of home made spice blends are available for special occasions (Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, Fathers Day, Mothers Day, wedding gift). Click on the link for more details Gift vouchers & Gift bags

Class 1  – My Family Secrets 

Price – £80 per person – maximum of people per class

2018: Saturday mornings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm – 08 December (Full); 15 December (Full)

2019: Saturday mornings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

5th January (Full) ; 12th January (Full) ; 26 January (Full); 2nd February (1 space available); 9th February (Full); 2nd March (2 spaces); 16th March; 30th March; 27th April; 4th May; 11th May; 22nd June; 29th June; 6th July; 13th July; 14th September; 5th October; 12th October; 16th November; 23rd November; 14th December

2018: Friday evenings from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm – 28 September (Full); 12th October (Full); 23 November (Full)

2019: Friday evenings from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

11 January (Full) ; 25 January (Full); 8th February; 15th March; 5th April; 26th April; 3rd May, 28th June; 5th July; 13th September; 4th October; 15th November; 13th December

Type of class:  You will learn to cook some of my unique and homely Indian dishes that you won’t easily find outside a traditional Indian home kitchen

  • You will learn to cook one starter / side dish e.g. paneer tikkas (Indian cooking cheese) marinated in a special spice blend served with my home made coriander chutney, marinated lamb mince kebabs prepared with fresh herbs, onions and potatoes, succulent reshmi chicken tikkas prepared in a special almond and cashew based spice blend, tadka dal prepared with a trio of lentils in an onion and tomato based gravy and tempered with whole spices, south Indian aubergine curry prepared with desiccated coconut,  bharva bhindi i.e. okra stuffed with a special Indian spice mix, picnic aloo (potatoes) served with mango pickle.  Alongside the  starters, you will also prepare a fresh coriander/ mint chutney or cumin infused raita with cucumber/ okra/ potatoes/ boondi
  • One main course curry  e.g. my popular homemade chicken curry prepared in a yogurt based marinade,  delicious chickpea curry using soaked and pressure cooked fresh chickpeas that are cooked with a special homemade curry powder, chicken jalfrezi prepared with a medley of vegetables, lamb curry prepared with lentils, prawns prepared in an aubergine curry cooked in Indian spices, south Indian fish curry prepared in a special tamarind sauce, chicken curry prepared in a coconut based gravy
  • One main accompaniment e.g. wholemeal parathas prepared in olive oil or a rice dish such as cumin infused vegetable pulao

 

 

 

 

 Class 2 – Indian Inspired Barbecue 

Price: £80 per person – for upto 5 people per class

Saturday mornings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm – 27th July & 3rd August 2019

Type of class – this is designed for those of you who love hosting barbecues and would like to learn some unique Indian starter dishes that can be cooked on the barbecue and served with accompaniments such as chutneys and yogurt dips. The session will help you gain a good understanding of the spice blends used to marinate the dishes.

  • You will learn to prepare traditional vegetarian paneer tikkas (a great option for the vegetarians, these are made with Indian cottage cheese, marinated in special spice blend along with peppers and onions)
  • Non vegetarian chicken starters and lamb mince kebabs marinated in a rich and delicious Indian blend of spices and cooked on skewers
  • Accompaniments such as home made fresh coriander chutney, different yogurt flavoured dips

 

 

Class 3 – Indian street food (Indian wraps/ tikkas)

Price: £80 per person – for upto 5 people per class

Saturday mornings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm – 20th July & 21st September 2019 

Type of class – this is great for a group of family/ friends who want to learn Indian street food while having a social evening. It requires preparing a set of three different tikkas/ kebabs -traditional Indian Paneer (cooking cheese) tikkas, tender pieces of chicken tikkas marinated in different spice blends and lamb mince kebabs, all skewered and cooked in the oven; kneading your own dough and making egg parathas (Indian naan bread) using wholemeal flour; preparing fresh homemade coriander chutney and combining all these elements along with fresh onions, ginger and sour cream to make delicious kathi rolls or wraps. This is a popular Indian street food dish. The session will help you understand the techniques of marinating, kneading dough and preparing parathas on a traditional Indian tawa (like frying pans), learning about a variety of Indian spices and combining elements to form one wholesome dish in a fun and collaborative environment!

 

 

 

Class 4 – Vegetarian Special  

Price table:

£105 for one person

£95 per person for a group of two people

£90 per person for a group of three people

£85 per person for a group of 4 people

These are bespoke sessions that are based on your availability and requirements. Please contact me to discuss dates.

  • You will learn to cook one starter or side dish e.g. paneer tikka marinated in a special spice blend served with my home made coriander chutney, bharwa bhindi i.e. okra stuffed with a unique set of Indian spices, picnic aloo i.e. boiled potatoes prepared with my unique spice blend , tadka dal (using a mix of lentils)
  • One main course e.g. punjabi chole (chick peas) prepared with home made Indian spices in an onion, ginger and garlic gravy , palak paneer curry (a luscious green naturally coloured organic dish made with Indian cottage cheese in a spinach curry), paneer tikka masala curry (Indian cottage cheese prepared in an onion, tomato gravy with home made ginger and garlic paste and Indian spices), rajma curry (kidney beans prepared in an onion, tomato, garlic and ginger gravy with home made Indian spices)
  • A set of two accompaniments e.g. wholemeal parathas (a type of Indian naan bread made with whole meal flour and prepared with olive oil), vegetable pulao, cucumber and cumin raita (yogurt dish), coriander chutney

 

 

 

 

 Class 5 – Special South Indian Dosa & Accompaniments (lentil crepes)  

Price table:

£105 for one person

£95 per person for a group of two people

£90 per person for a group of three people

£85 per person for a group of 4 people

These are bespoke sessions that are based on your availability and requirements. Please contact me to discuss dates.

By the end of this session you will be able to confidently make two different types of dosas (crepes made of lentils) by learning how to prepare home made dosa batter using different lentils and rice combinations along with the accompaniments such as sambar (lentil soup full of healthy veggies) and fresh coconut chutney

 

 

 

 

Class 6- Hyderabadi Lamb Dum Biryani & Accompaniment class

Price table: 

£105 for one person

£95 per person for a group of two people

£90 per person for a group of three people

£85 per person for a group of 4 people

These are bespoke sessions that are based on your availability and requirements. Please contact me to discuss dates.

Type of class – this is an advanced course for those of you who are familiar with Indian food and flavours. You will learn to prepare the traditional Hyderabadi lamb dum Biryani where the biryani is prepared in a pot that is sealed with dough so that the rice and meat cook in steam (Dum style). You will marinate the meat before layering it with basmati rice, caramelised onions and home made spice blends. You will learn to use a medley of spice blends, whole spices, saffron milk, fresh herbs and pastes to create delicious flavours. You will also learn a vegetarian side dish or a starter such as paneer tikkas with coriander chutney and a yogurt based raita that goes so well with the biryani