South Indian Vegetarian Intermediate Cooking Class (BYOB)
Its a hands on cooking and learning with Chef Veena. You will get to learn, cook and enjoy your tasty creation and might even have some to take home too. Here is the menu you will be learning to cook for this class: - Masala Vada- A Gluten-free hand made fried Savory lentil doughnuts. So unique to Southern India. - Bisibelebath- This is a one pot meal with lots of veggies, lentils, rice and flavored with lot of spices, tamarind which gives it its unique tangy yummy taste. - Onion Cucumber Raita- Similar to Tzatziki sauce made with finely chopped onion, cucumber, garnished with little spices and chopped cilantro. - Vegetable Kurma- This is super delicious gravy with lot of veggies made with coconut, poppy seeds spice paste. - Sweet Potato Curry- Yummy delicious and nutritious roasted sweet potato dish with the right amount of heat and spice. - Pineapple Kesari- A Cream of Wheat dessert made with pineapple and spiced with cardamom which is great to bring out the tropical flavor of the dessert. Its a Pina colada in a dessert bowl. Also Served For Dinner: - Coconut Chutney - Steamed Rice - Parotta (Flaky skillet bread)
Chef Veena Narayanan.K is a Chef/ Owner of Kamakshi's Kitchen, vegetarian restaurant in San Carlos (601 Old County rd, San Carlos, CA 94070, www.kamakshiskitchen.com). Her catering kitchen is located in San Mateo. She also has another sister company called 'www.Mealboxesetc.com' which does corporate catering and specialize in Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian dishes from around the world. She has a MA in English Literature and Diploma in Homeopathy medicine. She did her diploma in Culinary arts at Jobtrainworks.org in Palo Alto and has worked as a Global chef @ Ebay. She also does event planning, wedding and religious catering and conduct cooking classes. Kamakshi's kitchen catering serves all over the bay area and they became popular with the innovative concept of'Vegetarian Dinner at your doorsteps' from 2010. She has been in the Culinary field for more than 15yrs now. She realized her passion for serving people and helping them learn about cooking when she was helping out as a Volunteer at Tibetan aid project in Berkeley 15 years ago. She also helped with the community betterment project at East Palo Alto in educating people about the benefits of home cooking and being frugal about it. Since lot of people were interested in learning about Indian food she started conducting cooking classes. Her unique, hand on approach and knowledge of spices and its use in her cooking has helped lot of people realize their inner potential and has made them great cooks.
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