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FULL DAY CLASS - Flavours Of India: A Beginner's Guide To Punjabi Cooking

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Join us for a full day class that is perfect for foodies who are interested in learning how to cook authentic Indian cuisine.

This class is designed for beginners who have little to no experience in cooking Punjabi food, and it is held in a friendly and relaxed environment, allowing you to learn at your own pace.

You will learn to make an authentic curry base from scratch, which will form the base of a chicken, paneer, or tofu curry. You will also learn to cook with the essential spices and flavours of authentic Indian cuisine, combining the ingredients to create some tempting starters and classic main dishes.

By the end of the day, you will leave with the confidence to recreate these dishes at home and learn about classic Indian dishes and techniques.

Some of the dishes you will learn to cook include an onion bhaji starter and accompanying dip, a main curry of chicken, paneer, or tofu, a basic dhal side curry using simple spices, how to make perfect rice, and an Indian flatbread.

We'll provide an apron for the day, together with all the equipment, spices, and ingredients, including drinks, lunch, and take-out packs for the day. Come and join us for an exciting culinary journey through the flavours of India and discover the art of home-style Punjabi Indian cooking and learning with guaranteed tasty results!

The morning will be spent making a Curry, rice & flatbreads for lunch followed by a 45 mins long lunch break. 

The afternoon will be spent learning to spice a really simple dhal and a starter of onion bhajis.

As eating salad is really good for us, we will also spend a little time learning to dress a salad with all the ingredients you would find on a dip tray such as pickles, raitas, papadams and sev noodles.

This day-long beginner's class is designed to give you total confidence in using all of these techniques, even if you are an accomplished cook, you will learn lots, cook a delicious feast, and leave with a take-out to enjoy in the comfort of your home. The course is designed to give you the confidence to repeat a range of curries time and time again at home, for your family and friends, without recipes!

Techniques learned

  • How to make Indian starter of onion bhajis
  • Making Indian dips to accompany the starters
  • How to make a curry base & use this with different meat / fish / vegetables
  • Cooking authentic dhal (lentils)
  • How to use spices to get the best from each blend
  • Cooking basmati rice to perfection
  • Learning to make dough, roll and cook this to make rotis or chapaties, unleavened flatbreads 

Chef Tutor: Lajina Leal

Lajina is a Punjabi Indian professional chef and teacher who is passionate about sharing the flavours of her culture with others. In addition to offering cooking classes, Lajina also offers a range of spices and seasonings under the Lajina Masala brand, which are designed to help home cooks recreate authentic Punjabi flavours in their own kitchens. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner looking to learn more about Indian cuisine, Lajina Masala is a great resource for exploring the rich and vibrant flavours of Punjabi cooking.




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    Punjab Indian Cooking 3 June 2023

    Posted by Christine Thatcher on 7th Jun 2023

    Myself and my son in law went on 5his course. It was excellent. It was at the right pace and Lajena who taught us was brilliant. Highly recommend this course.