Indian Cooking Classes at Exeter Cookery School

One Day Traditional Indian Cooking Classes

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Course Details

£ 155 P/P INC VAT

One Day (9.30am to 4.30pm)

techniques learned :

  • Identifying and using fresh and dry spices

  • Preparing your own spice mix, for example jeera or dhana mix

  • Making and rolling unleavened dough for samosas and rutli (chapatis)

  • Cooking basmati rice using the absorption method using a most unscientific method!

  • Deep fat frying

  • How to dry fry spices

  • Making samosas

Course Overview

Nila Ross-Patel, guest Indian cooking class tutor at Exeter Cookery School, will teach you how to create authentic Indian cuisine the way her Mother taught her.

Nila Ross-Patel is a guest tutor at Exeter Cookery School, where she will teach you how to create authentic Indian cuisine

Want to learn all about authentic Indian cooking? We are delighted to welcome former cookery tutor Nila for a day of cooking Indian cuisine the authentic way.

A fun-filled day of learning how to cook authentic Indian dishes, most of which originate from the Gujarat state of India.

Many of the dishes can be cooked in advance, so you can impress your friends and family at dinner parties.

Enjoy a cookery class with a difference, where you will not only learn how to cook Indian food, but you will also discover how the dishes fit in with the cultural and geographical influences of India. This knowledge is a result of Nila’s multicultural upbringing in the Midlands and several trips to India.

Nila's food

You will watch a demonstration of four dishes  – chicken korma, pilau rice, spiced green beans in mustard seeds and spiced cauliflower and peas – and then you will make the korma and rice yourself.

Lunch will be what you have cooked, but no meal is complete without dessert, and so Jim Fisher will make pears poached in red wine with his lovely pistachio and cardamom ice cream.

Nila will demonstrate how to make a savoury lassi (a refreshing drink made with natural yoghurt).

After a very hearty lunch, you will be shown how to make rutli (chapatti) dough and you will learn how to make rutli. The rutli forms the basis for samosas and you will then make some for yourselves to take home with you and either freeze or cook at home that evening.

And you will learn how to dry fry your own spices. If you love a good curry, this is the course to come on to develop your own flavours of India.






These are examples of the kind of dishes you could be making

  • Samosas (vegetarian) – demonstration and then for you to eat

  • Budjas (vegetarian) – demonstration and then for you to eat

  • Chicken korma (a 16th Century dish originating from the Moguls) - hands-on

  • Pilau rice - hands-on

  • Spiced green beans in mustard seeds - demo

  • Spiced cauliflower and peas - demo

  • Hands-on lesson in how to make samosas

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