A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer.
In this three-hour breadmaking workshop, we will learn about the history, chemistry, and cultural significance of Indian bread. Led by the skilled and passionate hands of Simran Singh, Stacie Dong, and Roop Soni, we will prepare the following, accompanied by traditional condiments (chutneys and raitas), vegetarian sides, pickles, and masala chai:
Rotis/Phulkas - an unleavened flatbread made in almost every part of India; a daily bread
Paranthas - one of the most popular unleavened flatbreads; made by cooking the dough on a griddle with ghee or vegetable oil
Pooris - an unleavened deep-fried bread; usually served with saucy potatoes or channa masala
Besan Puras - gluten-free flatbread/pancake made with chickpea flour; great for breakfast or a snack
Simran Singh and Stacie Dong are San Francisco moms with a passion for cooking, eating and exploring the world through food. On their blog, A Little Yumminess (www.alittleyum.com), they share recipes from around the world, favorite foodie destinations in the Bay Area and ideas for bringing up adventurous eaters. Throughout the year the run very successful day and week-long “around-the-world” cooking camps and classes for youth aged from K- 12. They also teach regional Indian and Asian cooking classes at 18 Reasons and other venues around the Bay Area. They are also regular contributors to the San Jose Mercury News food section, Sunset Magazine’s blog, Bay Area Parent Magazine, and other websites and publications.
Roop Soni grew up in Kashmir and Punjab in a family of both professional chefs and talented home cooks and from a young age she began learning essential techniques and treasured family recipes. These days Roop splits her time between New Delhi and San Francisco. She continues to cook amazing meals for her family and friends, document family recipes, and occasionally teach and cook for public events like this one.