Cooking Classes

The idea of the cooking class is to demonstrate some and involve the participants some in basically cooking a complete meal. I generally like to cook with fresh ingredients and make my own spice blends. You can choose to have a private cooking lesson or have a cooking class party for a group of about 4 – 10 people at your house or at the Creperie. The ideal number is  6 – 8 people. We will make enough food to make a meal out of it

The cost of the lesson varies depending on the menu we decide on.

An approximate cost for a cooking class party for six people would be

One hour –     $150

Two hours –    $270

Three hours  – $360

For a private cooking lesson, the cost would be about $100 an hour

Here are so some sample classes, we could make up our own menu, it can be dairy free/ gluten free… custom made to your dietary preference.

Tea &  Alu Parontha ……………………………….. 1 -2 hour class

Masala Chai – Indian tea with spices

Alu Parontha – Spicy potato filling in dough (whole wheat flour/ gluten free)

One Pot meals———————————- 1 hour  to 1 hour and a half class for each item     

Chicken Masala & Rice – A simple chicken dish cooked in onion, ginger, garlic, tomato blend with a blend of fresh spices

Kichdi & Roti- A healthy, delicious mix of (lentils & rice) cooked together with spices and veggies, accompanied with fresh flat bread.

Upma & Sooji halwa combo ( 2 Semolina based dishes, one Spicy the other Sweet )

Bisibele bhath A healthy, delicious mix of (lentils & rice) cooked together with a complex tangy blend of spices and veggies

Pulao & raita A rich rice dish with veggies and spices, accompanied by a yoghurt blend of cucumber, onions and spices

Vangibath A tangy rich rice dish with eggplants, spinach and tomatoes cooked in a complex spice blend.

Pav Bhaaji & Masala Chai A nice blend of all possible veggies : potatoes, carrots, squash, cauliflower, beets and tomatoes steamed and mashed together. Seasoned with roasted onions and Pav Bhaaji Masala with crisp warm hamburger buns

Daal & Rice/Naan : Daal spiced with seasoning and a freshly made spice blend with Rice or Naan

Cholle & Rice/Naan : Garbanzo bean gravy spiced with seasoning and a freshly made spice blend with Rice or Naan

Simply Satisfying – 1 [complete meal] 2- 3 hour class      

Masoor-Moong Daal– Pink & yellow lentils cooked in spices and seasoned with Onions, garlic, ginger and tomatoes

Chawal – Basmati rice flavored with Jeera and tumeric

Alu Sabzi … a Potato dish, Could be Potatoes with peppers, spinach, carrots and peas, or cauliflower.

Bhuna Baigun – Grilled sliced eggplant or Zucchini with spices

Raita – Yoghurt dip blended with grated cucumber, diced onions and spices

Roti/ Naan– Fresh roti from scratch or uncooked tortillas from Costco ( depending on interest and time)

Simply Satisfying – 2 [complete meal] 2- 3 hour class       

Masala Chai – Indian tea with spices

Pakore – Spinach and onion fritters & Mint-Cilantro Chutney

Kadee pakore– Yogurt based yellow sauce with spices and pakore

Chawal – Basmati rice flavored with Jeera and tumeric

Bhuna Baigun – Grilled sliced eggplant or Zucchini spices or zucchini

Roti/Naan – Fresh roti from scratch or uncooked tortillas from Costco ( depending on interest and time)

Deliciously Rich – 1 [complete meal] 3- 4 hour class          

Rajma– Kidney beans cooked in spices and seasoned with Onions, garlic, ginger and tomatoes

Chawal – Basmati rice flavored with Jeera and tumeric

Alu Sabzi … a potato dish, Could be Potatoes with peppers, spinach, carrots and peas, or cauliflower.

Bhuna Baigun – Grilled sliced eggplant or Zucchini w/ spices

Paneer Dish – Make your own cheese and add spices and prepare a dish

Raita – Yoghurt dip blended with grated cucumber, diced onions and spices

Alu Parantha – Fresh Potato stuffed bread from scratch or uncooked tortillas from Costco (depending on interest and time)

Deliciously Rich – 2 [complete meal] 3- 4 hour class       

Cholle– Garbanzo beans cooked in spices and seasoned with Onions, garlic, ginger and tomatoes

Naan – Fresh grilled bread from scratch or uncooked tortillas from Costco ( depending on interest and time)

Pulao – Basmati rice flavored with lemon or veggies and spices

Alu Sabzi … a potato dish, Could be Potatoes with peppers, spinach, carrots and peas, or cauliflower.

Bhuna Baigun – Grilled sliced eggplant or Zucchini spices or zucchini

Paneer Dish – Make your own cheese and add spices and prepare a dish

Raita – Yoghurt dip blended with grated cucumber, diced onions and spices

South Indian Meal [complete meal] 3 – 4 hour class    

Dosa– Crepes prepared with a batter comprising (lentils & rice) or (semolina and rice flour) 

Vangibath – Basmati rice flavored with eggplant roasted in a complex blend of spices

Alu Sabzi … a potato dish flavored with mustard seeds

Coconut chutney – a spicy blend of coconut, cilantro, ginger and buttermilk

Sambhar – Toor dal ( lentils) cooked in veggies and complex blend of spices

I am still working on other possible meal combinations and options.
I might need to make some spice blends in advance, especially if – I am making a rice dish – Pulao , Rajma ( kidney beans), cholle( chick peas ), Sambhar ( lentil dish) or Vangibath ( Eggplant rice), to speed up cooking time.. 

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