Monday, September 28, 2009

Introduction to Indian Cookery- A Class with Jennifer of this blog!!

Want to learn a little about the ingredients used in Indian cooking?

This short class will introduce you to some basic ingredients used in Indian cooking and what they are used for. You will also be able to touch, feel and smell the ingredients. All participants will be able to take some pre-measured and bagged ingredients with recipe to take home and make their own Indian meals!

** The classroom doesn't have kitchen facility- we are not cooking- just learning about the ingredients.

I will introduce to you:
A wide variety of lentils and dried beans/peas/pulses
A few kinds of rices
Different masalas (spice mixes) used in preparing dishes
Spice mixes used to eat with prepared dishes
Help differentiate spicy (flavorful) and hot (like chili peppers) in Indian cooking
Indian cooking gadgets, but you can use American ones to make simple recipes.

Seats are limited to 12.

There is a nominal fee of $10 per person to cover cost of materials.
Payments due 1 week before your class starts by cash, money order, or check. Sent to me at
Jennifer Kumar, P.O. Box 284, Pittsford, NY 14534

Comments or questions?

*If in cash, we can meet in person.
**Paypal is also available but will be $13 to cover the fees of paypal. If you'd like to pay by paypal, let me know, and I'll send you the information.

Date and time:
This class has passed. I am open to teaching this to people in the Rochester area. Please e-mail me. If enough people want to join, I will organize it again, or if you have a public place for me to meet you (church, community hall, etc) I am open to that. Please e-mail me with your thoughts.

All classes to be held in Jewish Community Center, Room: #3, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY

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** This class will teach you ingredients used for basis of Indian vegetarian cooking, though many ingredients are also used for cooking meat-based and egg-based dishes. Though all masalas I use are vegetarian, some are intended for meat dishes, but I use in vegetarian dishes!

**This room has no kitchen facility. We will not be making/cooking food in this class.

**Examples of Indian recipes I make

  • Location: Jewish Community Center