Do you want to learn the secrets of Indian Cooking?

Do you want to learn the secrets of  authentic Indian cuisine?

Indian food is healthy, delicious, packed with herbs spices. 

What will you learn when you come for Indian Cooking Experience?

Indian Bread: Nan, Rotis or Parathas

Rice variation: Pulav, Biryani  Khichri

Curries like: Jalferezi, Navratna Korma

We guarantee you:

  •  You will enjoy the expereince
  • Hands on cooking with lots of fun and flavor
  • Learn in a friendly environment where you will cook individually or in pair
  • Meet like minded people 
  • Ability to cook the dishes you have learnt 

Additional Information

Did you know that Indian cuisine contains minimum of seven different ingredients and all the ingredients and spices are uniquely important in any single dish. Each spice brings its own unique flavour and these recipes have been handed down for generations and so the way a particular dish is prepared and cooked changes from household to household. Food is influenced by religion, culture, traditions and a history of 5000 years.

 

 

Indian cuisine - some of the dishes you can prepare at Sheela's Kitchen

 

Indian cuisine uses lots of fresh fruit Batawadas and Garlic Chutney: Tasty and yummy, a favourite with all Food high in Protein Chat salad at Sheelas Kitchen Dates are a good snack, as recommended by Sheela's Kitchen Making crispy puris at Sheelas Kitchen

Do you want to learn which Herb and Spices go together and the benefits to health?

At Sheela's Kitchen you can learn to cook with herbs, when you add fresh herbs to your dishes  no matter how ordinary a meal, you can be make it extra ordinarily by adding fresh green herbs.  By learning which herbs will go with which meals how to add flavours and seasonings will give you success to become a great chef!

What are the spices normally used? Usually an Indian cook will have a spice box. This box contains 8 small metal boxes each containing a different spice. The spices include chilli, cumin, turmeric, mustard asofetida and fenugreek seeds.
Indian cuisine: Spice box at Sheelas Kitchen

 

My top culinary herbs and their uses

Basil

Basil is popular mild sweet herb which is used primarily for its aroma, fragrance and taste. There are different types of Basil:

  • Sweet Basil is used a lot in India but here its mostly used with tomatoes and mozzarella  salad and Italian based dishes.
  • Lemon Basil is used in Thai Cuisine for curries stews and stir fried dishes.  Lemon basil should only be cooked briefly to retain its flavour and aromatic qualities.
  • Thai Basil has a mint-like flavour basil has purple stems and flowery green leaves. Its widely used in various fish, steak and chicken recipes.
  • Holy Basil is also known as Tulsi is grown in most Indian homes and has medicinal properties. It used in Ayurveda medicine to dissolve kidney stones, helps towards relieving stress, keeps your skin and hair  healthy and glowing, heals respiratory conditions, itchiness and cures headaches.

Mint

Mint is most commonly grown herb across the world. Menthol gives is the characteristic, aroma and flavour. Mint is used in various meals as an appetizers in chutneys, soups,  as main meal in making in curries, or used in desserts as kulfis  and in teas as beverages. Mint is soothing and used to cure stomach aches. Mint tea reduces irregular bowl syndromes.  

Coriander

Coriander is used as a garnish or decoration in Asian food. Its known as Dhania in the Indian continent and cilantro in America. Its has 11 components of essential oils, six types of acid, (vitamin C) minerals, vitamins which have number of beneficial properties. The essential oils in coriander possess anti-rheumatic and anti arthritic properties. 

Fenugreek

Mehti or fenugreek seed are used widely in in daily diet. It contains beneficial nutrients like dietary fiber  including iron magnesium copper, vitamin B6 and protein. It s good for breast feeding mums as it contains Diogenes which helps increase the amount of milk and helps to keep the baby healthy. Reduces menstrual discomforts, minimizes the symptoms of menopause, reduces cholesterol, controls diabetes and relieves constipation.

 

So what will you be  learning when you come to Indian cooking classes at Sheela's Kitchen?

Sheela’s Kitchen specialises in vegetarian cuisine and here is a sample of some of the mouth-watering dishes you will have the opportunity to prepare:

  • Street food of India: Vada Pav, Sev Puri, Bhel Puri or Chat
  • Breads: Chapatis, Nans, Parathas Coriander Rotis
  • Rice: Briyani, Pullav Rice or Bisi bele hulianna
  • Vegetable curries: Chole, Jalfarezi, Kormas, Navratan kormas or Koftas
  • South Indian dishes: Idlis, Rasaam, or Dhosas

For non-vegetarians, meat and fish can always be added to the recipes without compromising any of the flavour or taste.

Courses include both demonstrations and practical hands on cooking experience. This will ensure that you enjoy your cooking experience, have fun, learn in a relaxed environment and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Of course there will be lot of cooking, tasting, and lots of tips you can use to impress your family and friends.

To find out when our next Indian cookery class is click here.

Calling all food lovers!

For best vegetarian Indian, Chinese or Thai cooking courses look no further than Sheela's Kitchen.

We have an exciting range of cookery classes and workshops coming up over the next few months.
Come and join us for a delicious Asian vegetarian cookery experience. We are looking forward to seeing you!