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Classic Vegetarian Cuisine I (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

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 : $ 64

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- Onion Pakoda (Tempora)- Tamarind chutney. Main course: Malai Kofta Curry (Fried Paneer -potatoe Balls in smoth creamy Onion, ginger, garlic tomatoe sauce garnished with cream and cilantro , Garlic Naan and Dessert: Fruit cream (made with fruits, nuts cardamom and walnuts)

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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

Indian Crepes workshop. (South Indian Exotic Escape) gluten free and lactose free

South Indian cuisine is mainly rice and bean based. For the cuisine of South India, it can be said that it is a perfect blend of flavor, color and taste and also takes care of the nutritional balance. Even, the visual appeal of the South Indian dishes is quite alluring. The cuisine is famous for its wonderful mixing of rice and lentils to prepare yummy lip smacking dosas (crepes), vadas, idlis and uttapams. South Indian dishes are not just delicious, but also very easily digestible. The best part is that South Indians do not use much of oil for cooking their-meals and use a lots of coconut. Making Dosa crepes is a art that is difficult to master, but in this class every one gets to make their own crepes.

Menu: Appetiser-Rawa Idli (steamed spice rice cakes) with coconut chutney.

Main course: Masala Dosa (rice and bean crepes with spice potatoe and onion filling). Sambhar (Lentil soup is like a must in the main course), Yogurt chutney also called Pachhadi, and coconut chutney.

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Price : $ 59

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

Glourious Breads from India (Workshop) $5.00 extra

Making Indian bread is a art that needs to be mastered. There are several varieties of indian bread that could range from thin to thick, blend to spicy, flat bread to stuffed breads or roated to fried. Indian breads are consumed with either curries, vegetables or chai tea. In this class we will master the art of making indian breads. Menu: Spicy masala puri (breakfast bread), Roti (open fire roasted thin bread) Stuffed Alu paratha (potatoe filling), layered paratha, Garlic naan, served with vegetable curry.
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Price : $ 59

Curry In a Hurry (NEW)

Appetiser: Alu wada (spiced mash potatoe balls dipped in chickpea batter and fried) with sweet brown chutney. Mutter Paneer (peas and home made cheese cube in onion ginger garlic curry), Layered paratha, Alu-Gobi(cabbage or cauliflower vegetable dish).
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Price : $ 59

Grilling the indian way

Let's welcome summer with this special outdoor grilling menu. Menu: : Chicken Kebab, Tandoori chicken & Paneer Tikka( with world famous marinade), Grilled corn with special rub, Paapdi Chaat. With cooling mango drink (Indian way),
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Price : $ $59