A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer.
We're proud to welcome a new instructor (and longtime volunteer) to our classroom! Meghna Agarwal will teach you the multitude of uses for paneer: the only real cheese used in Indian cooking. There will be an interactive demonstration of paneer making, and then many courses of food designed to highlight this iconic, high-protein, vegetarian ingredient of a multitude of Indian dishes. Its versatility makes paneer fit for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! You will cook up a variety of paneer-based dishes with your fellow students, which will be served with prepared rice and raita side dishes (recipes included with the class).
Paneer Cutlets with Cilantro Chutney
Indian Chinese Paneer Rolls
Steamed Basmati Rice and Raita (pre-made for class)
This menu contains the following common allergens: dairy, eggs, and wheat. Let us know if you're allergic to anything by sending us a note at email@example.com before purchasing a ticket.
Through her company, Crimson Kitchen, Meghna Agarwal teaches Indian cooking classes, caters parties, runs her private chef business, and occasionally feeds the hungry souls of San Francisco’s numerous startups. When asked about her culinary background, Meghna notes with a smile that she comes from a culture that has been focused on food for the past five thousand years! With a heritage of food as the epicenter of most occasions, she is driven to find and replicate the countless traditional tastes of India – from Mumbai’s modern restaurants to the street food of tiny villages.
Meghna regularly visits India, where she works with Indian restaurateurs and chefs to keep abreast of their evolving cuisine. Upon return to her San Francisco kitchen, she infuses the latest trends with ancient traditions and techniques to pass along to her students.Meghna can now be found teaching cooking classes in collaboration with 18 Reasons, San Francisco Cooking School, The Civic Kitchen and her own company Crimson Kitchen. You can find more information on her at www.crimsonkitchen.com or follow her food journey on instagram @crimsonkitchen.