Our Cookery School
I LOVE doing the cookery classes. Every group of people is different but it is always a pleasure to meet and relax with people who love food and cooking.
My long-term dream has been to provide these classes teaching people a little bit more about the culture of my homeland, the use of spices and the ability to cook a tasty Indian meal without using sauces.
People regularly talk to me at markets and events about various ingredients that they have bought for a recipe and have not used again. I am usually able to advise them of simple ways in which they can use the spice again. But to be honest with you I too am always learning about spices and their value and am constantly trying out something new.
Through the classes I aim to provide
a culinary & social experience
a way to learn about Indian spices
to demystify Indian Cooking
time-tested no fail recipes
individual attention and explanations
Types of Classes
I provide a variety of classes, a selection of which is listed below. The basic Indian Curries class tends to be the most popular but they are all good in my opinion and there is always something to learn.
INDIAN CURRIES - An introduction to spices and a cook-up of a complete meal with a starter, two mains, a vegetable and rice
INDIAN VEGETARIAN - Learn to make paneer, tarkas and a good selection of delicious vegetarian dishes. I highly recommend this class
INDIAN STREET FOOD - From kebabs to pakoras, Indian street food is delicious, tempting and full of flavour.
SOUTH INDIAN SPECIALITIES – Exploring South Indian food… my favourite!
NORTH INDIAN DISHES – Exploring Tandooris and other North Indian delights
THAI CURRIES – We make our own Green Curry Paste and cook some delicious Thai food.
Classes are normally held in our kitchen in Selling, near Faversham in Kent.
The classes are scheduled between October and the end of March of the following year. I sometimes do a few classes outside of this period if I have a free weekend and am getting lots of enquiries.
During the rest of the year I tend to be quite busy, often out and about at different events in the county.
We are normally finished within 5 hours, although people have stayed longer to chat. At the start of the class we spend some time discussing spices and what we are going to cook on the day. Then we get to cooking in a leisurely fashion, stopping for a snack and perhaps a glass of wine midway and then we sit down to the meal and chat about whatever comes to mind, ironing out any queries we might have had along the way.
There are two options for booking a class.
1. Dates will be listed on the website and you can simply pick a date, fill in the online form and book a class. We will get back with you to confirm that places are still available and send you the payment options. The classes are small with up to 6 people to a class, so you need to book early to avoid disappointment.
2. If you can get a group of friends together you can pick your own date after consulting with us. You need a minimum of 4 people at £65 per person.
One guest per person can be invited to join us for the meal after the class at an extra cost of £15.
The meal is served with wine and is a very social experience.
Terms & Conditions
A deposit of £20.00 is required to secure your booking.
The balance amount is payable a minimum of 2 weeks before the course date.
A minimum of 3 people per course is required. If this number is not met you will be offered an available alternative course date of your choice or a full refund.
I require a minimum of one month's notice for a full refund on cancellations.
The value of GIFT VOUCHERS is non-refundable.