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Classic Vegetarian Cuisine I (In-person ) 3hrs

Learn the basics of traditional Indian cooking with a complete knowledge of Indian spices, herbs and their benefits from Mala, in a small group in-person class.  For anyone setting out to cook vegetarian Indian dishes for the first time, this is the class for you!  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".  Class begins with intro to spices with its medicinal values and how to make indian cooking easy.  combination of demo and hands-on.

 Menu:

  • Appetizer: Vegetable Pakora (fritters) served with Indian chai tea   
  • Chickpea Curry/Chana Masala - One of the most mouth-watering, tasty, exotic curry dishes from   North India -  made with chickpeas, tomatoes, onions , ginger and garlic, spiced to perfection.
  • Vegetable Pulav Rice: A flavorful Basamati rice dish cooked together with onion and vegetables  & aromatics spices and herbs. 
  • Puri :  Most celebrated Indian Bread.    
  • Yogurt- Cucumber Raita (vegan alternative available) yogurt based sweet and tangy accompaniment with fresh cucumber and spices garnished with cilantro or mint.

Class size 8 people only.

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Price : $ 69 Promotional Rate

Mughlai Feast (Chicken/Paneer Tikka Masala) - $5 extra 3hr

The Mughlai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines, whose origin can be traced back to the times of the Mughal Empire. Chicken tikka masala, one of the most popular and exquisite dishes of this cuisine, leave people licking their fingers upon finishing their plate.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. 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. 

Menu:  

  • Vegetable Pakora (fritters as appetiser)
  • Tandoori Chicken Marinade (Most popular indian style grilled chicken marinade)
  • Chicken Tikka Masala Curry /Paneer Tikka Masala (veg alternative) - An indian classic and an all time favorite creamy curry made with tomatoes Onion, garlic ginger and cream with bit size marinated grilled chicken or Paneer (home made cheese).   
  • Garlic Naan bread : Most popular Indian flat bread usually made in clay oven ( Don't worry we will make it without clay oven).
  • Served withVegetable Pulav rice.
  •  Mango Lassi (delicious yogurt mango drink) 

 Note: If you book this class online, make sure to call 413-885-7272 to reconfirm your booking date

 

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Price : $ 75 promotion rate

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 with 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 vegetable "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”.  

Cilantro chutney (dipping sauce)

Sweet brown Chutney (dipping sauce)

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Price : $ 69

Glourious Breads from India (Workshop) $5.00 extra

Making Indian bread is a art that needs to be mastered. There are several varieties of indian bread that could range from thin to thick, blend to spicy, flat bread to stuffed breads or roasted to fried. Indian breads are consumed with either curries, vegetables or snack with tea. In this class we will master the art of making indian breads. Be prepared for a lots of hands-on.

Menu: Spicy masala puri and cilantro paratha (breakfast bread), Roti (open fire roasted thin bread) Stuffed Alu paratha (potatoe filling), layered paratha, Garlic naan, and  sweet naan with nuts and coconut for dessert.

Please remember to bring your Apron, Appetite and enthusiasm for this fun filled class.

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Price : $ $69

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: Appetiser,  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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Christmas Gift certificate for Indian Cooking Class

Mala's Cooking Classes Gift Certificate  

Don't stress out spending endless  hours  shopping at crowded malls for a unique gift when it's so easy to purchase an Authentic Indian Cooking Class gift certificate.

Mala's Indian cooking classes  make the most creative and appreciated gift.. Bring the joy of cooking back home, to friends and family. Have your loved one enjoy a gourmet culinary experience. 

Note:  When purchasing or receiving a gift certificate please remember to call 413-885-7272  or email MalaIndianCooking@hotmail.com to schedule the class.

BTW : it is a great idea to ask your loved ones to gift you one of Mala's Indian Cooking Class Gift Certificate!!!! 

 

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Price : $ $69 for one