Turmeric, Saffron, Ginger, Coriander ……..   mmmm! – lose yourself in the flavours of the Subcontinent and introduce a new dimension to your everyday cooking. My Indian workshop gives you some great ideas for home cooking and entertaining. Information on Indian ingredients and cooking techniques ensures this class is perfect for anyone interested in the wholesome cuisine of this vibrant and beautiful country, where food is a daily celebration of life. 

You will learn some easy to prepare, nutritious and impressive dishes for sophisticated everyday cooking like dal (lentils), palak paneer (spinach with cottage cheese), biryani (rice), kebabs etc. Throwing a dinner party needn’t be traumatically complicated.   With plenty of clever tips and mouthwatering dishes, you’ll leave the workshop with new ideas, new confidence and no-nonsense, yet stylish dinner party ideas.

The aim of the cookery workshop is also to facilitate different groups of people to share a healthy meal together once a week and see cookery as a medium for encouraging cross-cultural understanding and facilitating the exchange of cultural experiences.

I run several series of cookery workshops highlighting recipes from different parts of India. The group can also suggest what type of food they wish to learn – vegetarian, traditional, gourmet, mughlai, parsi, punjabi etc. etc. 

The course covers lots of hands-on cooking.   I will only be the facilitator for the group’s activities and demonstrate each recipe giving you lots of fresh ideas and tips about planning, flavor, texture and taste while you will be carrying out all the cooking yourselves. 

There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. The group sits down together after each session to eat. The food is matched with non-alcoholic beverages.

The courses run for maximum 4 hours and cover 4-5 recipes at a time that are easily adaptable to other vegetables, pulses, grains or even meat, fish and poultry, if you are cooking for friends and family at home. I will provide you with the printed recipes for each dish from the course.

The group will consist of minimum 4 and maximum 8 members. You can join together with your friends and form a group too.  Do you wish to surprise someone with an original gift?  Give them something they’ll never forget! You can choose a date, time and also the style and menu perfect for your friends. 

Most important:  my workshops are in a very relaxed atmosphere … it’s not a school or “hells” kitchen, but it’s all about having fun with food!

Here is the schedule of the next series of workshops which will begin from January 2019.  As most of you are already aware of, these sessions are organised at my home on Saturdays from 6 pm till 10 pm.   The cost is €50 per person per workshop.

If you are interested, please contact me on 06 5588 3510 or email vsfvs@hotmail.com

Everybody is probably busy now with all the festivities and looking forward to the Sinterklaas and the Christmas break!  I have always loved this time of the year.   It is such a great excuse to pamper my friends and guests with great meals too.  

 

Wish you all and your dear ones a joyful & festive period and a very happy, healthy & delicious 2019J

Vandana 

12 January Mughlai, Parsi or Punjabi Cuisine
19 January Traditional Indian Meal
26 January Vegetarian Meal
2 February Indian Party Snacks
9 February          Traditional Indian Meal
16 February    Vegetarian Meal
23 February – 2 March Voorjaarsvakantie
9 March Mughlai, Parsi or Punjabi Cuisine
16 March Traditional Indian Meal
23 March Vegetarian Meal
30 March Traditional Indian Meal
6 April                   Indian Party Snacks
13 April                   Vegetarian Meal
20 April – 4 May Meivakantie
11 May Vegetarian meal
18 May Traditional Indian Meal
25 May Mughlai, Parsi or Punjabi Cuisine
1 June Hemelvaart
8 June Traditional Indian meal
15 June Vegetarian Meal
22 June Mughlai, Parsi or Punjabi Cuisine
29 June Vegetarian Meal
6 July Indian Party Snacks
13 July Traditional Indian meal
20 July onwards Summer Holidays