A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.
Join Roop Soni, Stacie Dong, and Simran Singh and learn how to cook a few classic dishes from Roop's kitchen. This class is centered around a thali, one of the most inexpensive and delicious ways to try Indian food. The thali consists of a round plate with multiple small bowls full of a variety of curries and side dishes. The bowls line the edges of the large metal plate and in the center in often a mountain of rice or some Indian bread (or both!). It's the best way to try multiple dishes in one meal, as well as a good pick for greedy eaters like Simran's daughter. This hearty and mouth-watering menu will introduce you to a few of the main spices used in Indian cooking as well as a variety of techniques used in Indian home cooking (and a rare opportunity to learn from a real Indian mama!). After this class, invite your friends over for an Indian thali party with these recipes, which are perfect for sharing. No need order Indian take-out again!
Karahi Chicken / Quick Dhaba-style Chicken Curry
Pudina Paneer / Minty Paneer Curry
Baingan Bartha / Roasted Spicy Eggplant
Amritsari Dahl / Spicy Lentil Stew
Cucumber Raita, a cooling yoghurt condiment made with cucumber
Kacumber, an Indian salad
Roop's Fabulous Zeera Rice
Due to time constraints of class, we won't make dessert but will provide a recipe for dessert so you can complete your Punjabi thali at home.
The instructors recommend watching "A Cook Abroad - Tony Singh's India" if you want to learn more about Punjabi food before or after you attend this class.
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)
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.
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