Making creamy dhal with green mango

Making creamy dhal with green mango

Duration: 3 hours

Number of students: 6

Pricing: $60 per person

Diet: gluten-free, lean proteins

Price includes expert instruction, demo, practice, and tasting. This class is an introduction to Indian spices — masala dabba (spice organizer), tar(d)ka (spices tempering method), dry masalas (basic spice mixes). You will make two masalas to take home — for making masala chai and for seasoning vegetable dishes.

Indian food is a natural choice for vegan diet followers because the vegetarian-focused way of Indian cuisine is rooted in the idea of ahimsa (nonviolence). It is believed animals should be protected by ahimsa, so legumes and grains became the main source of nutrition and protein for the followers. There are hundreds and hundreds of vegetarian (and most of them are also vegan) Indian dishes.

BLOCK 1: Sense of Cuisine. Introduction to Indian spices, masala dabba, tar(d)ka, dry masalas.

You will learn:

  • Basic knife skills to work with vegetables
  • Common basic and basic Indian cooking methods and tools
  • Specific for Indian cuisine ingredients and where to buy them in Austin or on-line
  • How to create and adjust Indian flavors to your individual taste
  • Wellness benefits of some ingredients and cooking methods
  • How to organize Indian cooking at home efficiently
  • Sources to continue your culinary adventure

Cooking class menu:

  • Beet raita
  • Band Gobi
  • Smoked Basmati rice or chapati
  • Masala Chai
  • Appearance. Please make sure your nails are well groomed and clean. If you have long hair, tie it back or cover it. Have comfortable clothes and shoes. I’ll provide you with an apron.

    Please, let me know if you have any food or kitchen chemicals allergies.

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