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Classic Vegetarian Cuisine I (Vegetarian/Vegan) (Introductory Class) - 3hrs

Learn the basics of traditional Indian cooking with a complete knowledge of Indian spices, herbs and their benefits from Mala Patel. For anyone setting out to cook vegetarian Indian dishes for the first time, this is the class for you! The Indian cuisine is defined by its wonderful blend of spices. Learn how to use them to make simple vegetarian meals from scratch. Learn easy recipes to treat your family and friends to an "authentic Indian meal" including an appetizer, bread, curry, rice, and additional sides. Bring your enthusiasm and a big appetite for an evening of fun!

Menu:

Indian chai tea/ Masala Chai  - Brewed black tea with a mixture of aromatic indian spices and herbs

Spinach Pakoras - (Crispy chickpea fritters served with an onion chutney)

Chickpea Curry/Chana Masala - An indian favorite! A healthy mixture of chickpea, tomatoes, onions and a variety of spices served with Puri (indian bread), Vegetable Pulav Rice, and Yogurt Raita or Almond Yogurt Raita (vegan alternative).

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or call my assistant at 1(908) 405-2705

 

 

Class size 6-10 people  

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Price : $ 59 Promotional Rate

Taste of North India (Vegetarian) - 2hr

The cuisine of Punjab has an enormous variety of mouth-watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Punjabi meals usually have lot of onion, tomatoes, cumin, turmeric, garlic, ginger and are cooked in ghee (clarified butter). The spice content ranges from minimal to pleasant to high. North Indian Punjabi food is cherished by people of all communities and is typically served and enjoyed at most Indian restaurants in the United States.

Menu:

  • Saag-Paneer - A  flavourful blend of curried spinach with home made paneer (cheese) in a delicate ginger, garlic , and onion sauce enhanced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Layered Paratha - Buttery and flaky pan fried layered flat bread
  • Almond Pistachio Rice Pudding (kheer) - A quintessential Indian dessert made of boiling milk, sugar, rice, and additional flavors

 

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Price : $ $45

Mughlai Feast (Chicken Tikka Masala) - 3hr

The Mughlai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines, whose origin can be traced back to the times of The Mughal Empire. This cuisine consists of the dishes that were prepared in the kitchens of the royal Mughal emperors. Dishes are quite flavourful and have a very unique aroma. Upon eating a Mughlai dish, one can get a feel of the ground spices used in preparing the meal.. Most of the restaurant style foods consist of dishes from this cuisine. Onion, garlic, ginger, cream, raisins, nuts (optional) are all ingredients that are common and used liberally. Chicken tikka masala, one of the most popular and exquisite dishes of this cuisine, leave people licking their fingers upon finishing their plate.

Menu:

Spinach Pakodas (fried chickpea fritters served with an onion chutney)

Tandoori Chicken Marinade

Chicken Tikka Masala/Paneer Tikka Masala (vegetarian alternative) - An indian classic and an all time favorite! Served with Garlic Naan bread & Vegetable Pulav Rice

Mango lassi (a popular indian mango-yogurt-drink).

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Price : $ 69

Street Side Favorites from India: 3hrs

Visit India to get the real taste of it's amazing street side dishes. If not, attend this class! The street food in India is a combination of various flavors that stimulate the taste buds of tourists as well as locals. The snacks are prepared right in front of your eyes. You can also ask for extra flavors such as more spice or more tanginess with the green cilantro chutney or sweet brown chutney, which you will be learning how to make in this class!

Menu:

Vegetable Samosa: (Fried pyramid shaped pastries stuffed with vegetable stuffing and served chutney)

Papdi Chaat/Corn Bhel: (Fried tortilla chips or steamed sweet corn, topped with peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cilantro and flavoured with tangy spices. Additionally, topped with green cilantro chutney, sweet tamarind chutney and fried crispy chickpea noodles)

Vada Pav: A very popular street food! (Spiced potatoes stuffed balls sandwiched in hamburg rolls and topped with sweet and tangy tamarind chutney and cilantro chutney OR  Pav Bhaji: (India's version of a veggie "sloppy joe"). Most popular street side dish made with mashed assorted vegetables in an onion, garlic, and tomato base sauce served with grilled hamburg buns/“pav”.  

 

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Price : $ 65

Delightful Indian Chai tea Party( High-Tea ) (NEW)

High tea is the British tradition of drinking afternoon tea with an array of finger foods, pastries, and savory appetizers, while sitting on elegant high-backed chairs at a well decorated table. Food is served on tiny, delicate dessert plates. Light music, aroma candles and fresh flowers add to a perfect ambiance. In England, it was a fashionable social event. During the 1880s, upper-class women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room with friends or for a romantic meeting. High tea is now becoming a very popular and fashionable trend, and still exists all across Europe and other big cities. 

If you thought throwing an Indian high tea was just another regular affair, think again. To begin, the correct timings for a high tea is between 4 pm to 6 pm, anytime before or after that is considered a low tea. Also, it’s not elegant to call someone home for a high tea and serve them regular chai with just ‘two’ biscuits on the plate. The best platter of refreshments would be two or three varieties of finger foods, two varieties of light but filling savoury snacks (sandwiches, pakoras) and bite size desserts or pastried with a delicious cup of ginger chai tea. 

After cooking, we will do a formal High tea set-up and enjoy delicious sweet and savory entrees. After this mouth-watering Indian High Tea ‘Chai party’ menu - I’m guessing no one will be hungry for dinner. Note: You may want to come dressed-up for this event. 

Menu: Indian Ginger Masala Tea, Vada Pav (popular Indian style spiced potato sliders topped with cilantro and sweet brown chutney/ variation Asssorted vegetable palora (tempora and fritters topped with chutney or  Bombay Sandwich, Indian snack mix medley with spiced puffed rice and cereal, peanuts and raisins, Cumin pastry puffs, Bite sized desserts.

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South Indian Exotic Escape - Gluten Free!

* Lactose free and gluten free

The cuisine of South India is known for its light and low calorie appetizing dishes. The traditional foods of South India are mainly rice and bean based. It can be said that South Indian dishes are a perfect blend of flavor, color and taste and also takes care of the nutritional balance. Even the visual appeal of South Indian dishes are quite alluring. The cuisine is famous for its mixture of rice and lentils into a batter used to prepare delicious dosas, vadas, idlis and uttapams. South Indian dishes are not just delicious, but also easily digestible. The best part is that South Indians do not use much oil to cook their meals. Making Dosa crepes is an art that is difficult to master, but in this class…everyone will get to make their own dosas! 

Menu: Rawa Idli (steamed spice rice cakes served with coconut chutney. Masala Dosa (rice and bean crepes with spiced potato and onion filling). Sambhar (Lentil soup - A South Indian staple), Pachhadi (popular sweet yogurt chutney) and Coconut chutney.

 

 

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Price : $ $ 59

Gift certificate for a 3 hour Indian Cooking Class

Mala's Indian Cooking Classes make a great gift for any special holiday including Christmas, Birthdays, Valentine's day, Mother's and Father's Day! It is a gift of great experience, knowledge and creation, along with a delicious dinner prepared in the class. These certificates are great for loved one's, spouses, family, friends, coworkers and employees.

 

 

"A Gift that will be remembered and admired by all those who benefit from it"

 

When purchasing or receiving a gift certificate please remember to call 413-885-7272 to provide mailing information or email MalaIndianCooking@hotmail.com to book!

 

Gift certificate for 1: $65

Gift certificate for 2: $119

   

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Price : $ 65