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

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

  • 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.

Learn all about authentic Indian cooking.

We are delighted to welcome cookery tutor Nila for a day of cooking Indian cuisine the authentic way.

You will 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 UK and family trips to India.

Interspersed between Nila demonstrating each dish you will cook your own:

  • Samosas
  • Chicken Korma
  • Pilau Rice
  • Spiced Green Beans in Mustard Seeds

Nila's food

At morning break time, you will have Masala Chai served with samosas and avocado dip.

Lunch will be what you have cooked, served with spiced cauliflower and peas. However, 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.

After a hearty lunch, you will make Rutli (chapatti) dough. Nila will show you how you shape the Rutlis and fill them with a samosa filling. 

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)

  • Chicken korma (a 16th Century dish originating from the Moguls) - Vegetarian / vegan options available

  • Pilau rice

  • Spiced green beans in mustard seeds

  • Hands-on lesson in how to make samosas

  • Budjas (vegetarian)

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