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Classic Vegetarian Cuisine I (vegan) (Introductory Class) 3hours

Learn the basics of traditional Indian cooking with a complete knowledge of Indian spices, herbs and their benefits from Mala Patel. For anyone setting out to cook vegetarian Indian dishes for the first time, this is the class for you! The Indian cuisine is defined by its wonderful blend of spices. Learn how to use them to make simple vegetarian meal right from scratch. Learn easy recipes to treat your family and friends to an "authentic Indian meal" including an appetizer, bread, curry, rice, and additional sides. Bring your enthusiasm and appetite for an evening of fun.

Menu: Indian chai tea, spinach pakoras (fritters), chickpea curry, puri (indian bread), vegetable Pulav rice, and yogurt raita.

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Price : $ 59 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Classic Non-Vegetarian Cuisine: 3hrs. $5 extra

Experience the world of Indian cooking where Indian food comes to life with flavors produced by Indian spices. Learn to make these classic Indian non-Vegetarian dishes which include an appetizer, curries, Indian bread, and rice.

Menu: Assorted Vegetable Pakoda, Home style Chicken Curry or Chicken Tikka Masala, Jeera fried rice, Layered Paratha (home style Indian flat bread with layers), Mango Lassi.

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Price : $ 65

Taste of North India

The cuisine of Punjab has an enormous variety of mouth-watering vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes. Punjabi meals usually have lot of onion, tomatoes, cumin, turmeric, garlic, ginger cooked in Ghee or butter. The spice content ranges from minimal to pleasant to high. Punjabi food is usually relished by people of all communities. Many non-Indian identify North Indian food with the Indian food. Typical Indian restaurant in the United States serves a host of North Indian food.

MENU:: Appetiser- Vegetable samosa- Tamarind chutney. Main course: Saag-Paneer made with spinach and creamy Onion, ginger, garlic tomatoe sauce garnished with cream, Layered Paratha (Indian flat bread) and Carrot Halwa for Dessert.

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Price : $ 65

Mughlai feast (Chicken Tikka Masala) $10 extra

Mughlai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines, whose origin can be traced back to the times of Mughal Empire. Mughlai cuisine consists of the dishes that were prepared in the kitchens of the royal Mughal Emperors. Mughlai food is quite flavourful and has a very unique aroma. On eating Mughlai food, one can get a feel of the ground spices. Most of Restaurant style food is from muglai cuisine. In the preparation of most of the Mughlai dishes, onion, garlic, ginger, cream, raisins, nuts (optional) is used liberally. Chicken tikka Masala, is so enticing and yummy that people usually end up licking their fingers.

Menu: Spinach Pakoda (fritters), Chicken Tikka Masala/ Paneer tikka Masala (for Vegetarian), Vegetable Pulao rice,Garlic-naan, served with Mango-Lassi(Mango-Yogurt-drink).

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Price : $ 69

Vegetarian/vegan 3 week session. Gourmet indian cooking

This is a very structured session, which gives you an over all touch of indian cuisine in which you learn a wide variety of indian appetizer, breads, curries etc.

1. Each evening will start with intro to spice and ingredients used on that day. We will then start with delicious appetizer, followed by dinner preparation. The class will end with a nice dinner, accompanied by indian music.

2. We will cover well known:

  • a.INDIAN APPETISER like variety of Pakora's, Samosa, bread rolls, corn bhel, masala Puri.
  • b.CURRIES like Shahi Paneer , Saag paneer, Alu gobi(cauliflower potatoe vegetable dish), Chana masala, moong sprout dish.
  • c.INDIAN BREADS like Naan, Garlic naan, Layered Paratha (pan fried layered wheat bread), roti (open fire roasted bread) and Puri (most celebrated fried bread).
  • d.RICE DISH like Vegetable Biryani pulav rice.
  • e.DESSERTS like Kheer (rice pudding)and carrot halwa.

     

    3. We will cover the basics of indian cooking like: Introduction to indian spice and its medicinal value, how to make ghee (clarified butter), how to make Paneer (home made cheese for curries), and how to grow moong sprouts from moong beans.

     

    Note: This is a great one for Gift Certificates for the value and variety offered. Usually each class $69 but here 3 class for $159 (save $49 like 1 free class)

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Price : $ 149 for 3 class

Street Side Favorites from India: 3hrs

India to get the real taste of this amazing country. The street food in India is an amalgamation of various flavors that stimulate the taste buds of tourists as well as locals. The snacks are prepared right there in front of your eyes. You can also ask for extra flavors such as more spice or more tanginess. (we will make cilantro and sweet brown chutney in class).

Menu: Vegetable Samosa (Pyramid shaped pastries stuffed with vegetable stuffing and fried golden). Corn bhel (Steamed Sweet corn, topped with peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cilantro and flavoured with tangy spices then topped with green cilantro chutnet and fried crispy chickpea noodles.

Pav bhaji (Most popular street side made with assorted vegetable in onion garlic and tomatoes sauce served with grilled Hamburg buns) one of the most popular Street side dish.

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Price : $ 59

Non-Vegetarian Gourmet Indian Cuisine 3 Week Session (Save $49)

This is a very structured 3 week session, which gives you an over all amalgamation of variety of Restaurant style non-vegetarian dishes.

1. We will cover well known:

  • a.INDIAN APPETISER like Chicken Kebaab, Chicken samosa, Tandoori chicken, Chicken 65.
  • b.CURRIES like Chicken tikka masala, Chicken Korma, Home style chicken curry, Chicken or lamb vindaloo
  • c.INDIAN BREADS like Naan, Garlic naan, Layered Paratha (pan fried layered wheat bread), roti (open fire roasted bread) and Puri (most celebrated fried bread).
  • d.RICE DISH like Chicken Biryani, pulav rice.
  • e.DESSERTS like Mango lassi and more.

     

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    2. Each evening will start with intro to spice and ingredients used on that day. We will then start with delicious appetizer, followed by dinner preparation. The class will end with a nice dinner, accompanied by indian music.

    Note: This is a great one for Gift Certificates for the value and variety offered. Usually each class $69 but here 3 class for $179 instead of $207(save $39)

 

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Price : $ 169 for 3 class

Gift certificate for Indian cooking class

Mala's Indian Cooking classes makes best gift. A gift of great experience, knowledge and creation, along with delicious mouth watering dinner prepared in the class. These certificates are great for spouse, family friend, coworkers and employees.

"A Gift that will be remembered and admired by all those who benefit from it"

When getting gift certificate please remember to call 413-885-7272 to provide mailing information or email MalaIndianCooking@hotmail.com

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Price : $ 65 for 1 class or 159 for 3 week