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Indian Street Foods/Snacks - Deconstructed Cooking

Redwood City, CA , United States
2 h
English

About Your Host

Currysutra invites you to join her on a food voyage through the heartlands of India and beyond. She has more than 20 years of experience in Indian cuisine. Her goal and vision are simple; to teach you how to make, eclectic and sustainable vegetarian & vegan (non-veg upon request) recipes effortlessly, packed with robust mouth-watering flavours and spices that have medicinal attributes. Teena's recipes are based on an old-world foundation & traditional Indian culinary style of cooking infused with a modern & health conscious focus on clean, seasonal and healthy ingredients, without sacrificing the flavour one bit. Her cooking classes are a hands-on experience where you can explore and chart new territories with the vast array of Indian curries & spices. Or, if you already know a thing or two, you can hone your skills and share what you learn with family & friends. For the past 10 years, Chef Teena has taught cooking classes at Stanford University, Whole Foods Market, and the San Carlos Adult Community Center, and to a multitude of private individuals and corporate clients in and around the Silicon Valley of Northern California. Some of her clients include Facebook, Google, Box, Intuit and Genentech. She teaches Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisines. And, most recently (April 2016) she launched a cooking school in the heart of the Peninsula! They specialize in Corporate Team Building events too. Most notably, Teena won the 2014 Live Well Network’s Summer Grilling Competition hosted by Chef Ryan Scott. The star dish that showcased her Indian heritage was a chic-Bollywood Curried Paneer & Veggie Pizza. Specialities include: Indian Curries Vegetarian & Vegan Cooking Eggless baking Indian Fusion Menu planning Recipe creation Party and event staffing Juicing Gluten-free Spice education Pressure Cooking

What we'll do

Who doesn't love to snack? Looking for a healthy alternative to junk foods? In this class, Chef Teena will teach you how to make three very popular & healthy Indian dishes that are widely eaten as a snack. They are a wild and crazy hit at potlucks and can be made well in advance too! The menu includes: 1) Papri Chat - a traditional tangy, sweet, spicy and crunchy North Indian snack prepared using crisp fried dough wafers known as papri, along with boiled garbanzo beans/chick peas, boiled potatoes, yogurt, tamarind & mint/cilantro chutney and topped with chaat masala and sev (spiced/seasoned crunchy noodles made from chickpea flour). 2) Batata Poha - a staple recipe made with onions (kanda), potato (batata) and flattened rice (poha). A fluffy, flavorful, easy, quick and healthy option for a light snack, breakfast or brunch! Eaten with ketchup or raita (yogurt & veggie condiment) 3) Papads or Papadams - crisp cumin (jeera) flavored lentil wafers/chips. Students will also learn how to make a coriander/mint CHUTNEY that will compliment each of the three snack recipes above! We'll finish off with the infamous Masala Chai Tea:-) No snack is complete without this Indian tea favorite. Note: Family heirloom recipe is 100 years old! See rave reviews for this spice blend on Etsy at We welcome you to join Chef Teena on a culinary snack voyage thru the heartlands of India!

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