The menu for a lesson would typically involve 2-3 dishes and can be a combination of dal, dry vegetable and rice, or curry, naan/roti and side dish. For example, we can learn to make channa masala and peas pulau in one lesson, or vegetable biriyani and raitha another time. The possibilities are endless! See below for a sample of dishes on offer. If you have a favorite dish or a recipe you are trying to master, just ask. Each lesson is customized to your taste and interest!
Nutritious and flavorful, dal is one of the principal foods of the Indian subcontinent where the term can be used to mean either an ingredient or the dish made from it. Using a basic recipe, you can make a variety of dishes with different spices and pulses (dried lentils, peas or beans).
Dry Vegetable Medley
Quick and simple, the best way to identify the distinct taste and aromas of Indian food is to cook fresh vegetables with one or two spices. Dishes include Aloo Gobi (Potato & Cauliflower), Aloo Bhindi (Potato & Okra), Vegetable Jalfrezi (Mixed vegetable stir-fry).
One the most popular Indian dishes, curries can vary in style, color and flavor depending on the region and household. Using a basic tomato base, you can make a range of dishes such as Aloo Matar (Potatoes & Peas), Mushroom Matar (Mushroom & Peas), Paneer Matar (Indian Cheese & Peas), and Channa Masala (Chickpea Curry).
Curries can also be made with a spinach base for an extra boost of flavor and nutrition. Dishes include Palak Paneer (Spinach & Indian Cheese), Mushroom Saag (Mushroom & Spinach), and Aloo Saag (Potato & Spinach).
An everyday Indian meal usually comprises of some form of rice accompanied by dal, dry vegetable or curry to create a balanced wholesome meal. Learn different recipes like Vegetable Biriyani, Peas Palau, Tamarind rice, Lemon rice, etc. as stand alone meals or accompaniment.
Sides and Salads
Vegetable Puffs, Cucumber Raitha, Coconut Chutney, and more