Beginners Indian Hands on Cooking Series- Part 1
Our classes aim to equip participants with a basic knowledge of Indian spices and flavor profiles while encouraging them to discover their own touch and personalities as chefs. Throughout history and across the world home cooks have made Indian cuisine what it is today. They have not done so by following recipes, rather they were taught by their elders and over the years developed a touch in their fingers and a natural scale in the palm of their hand allowing them to create the flavors their families loved. At Spices & Curry we want to pass along these lessons to you so that you can become a part of the amazing tapestry of Indian cooking and begin adding to it in your own Kitchen. Its a 3 hour 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. This menu is a combination of both South Indian and North Indian cuisine. You will go back home with detailed recipes and excitement to cook and try them at your own home. Here is the menu you will be learning to cook for this class: Peas Pulav: Pilaf or Pulav is a dish made of aromatic basmati rice, fresh green peas and exotic spices. Paneer burji: A side dish made of scrambled paneer aka cottage cheese and medley of onion, tomato, bell pepper and flavorful spices. Madras Chicken Curry: A South Indian regional specialty dish which is simple and easy to make beginners chicken dish made with simple herbs and spices. Plain Whole wheat paratha: Whole wheat Indian flat-bread, a staple food of North India. Parathas can be made plain or with different vegetable fillings. Cucumber Raita: A yogurt sauce made with raw cucumber and infused with spices. This is used as a cooling condiment to balance out the spicy food. Mango Lassi: A delicious mango and yogurt smoothie blended with sweet spices to cool one down after a spicy meal.
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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