Akasha's Indian Cooking Class 

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In celebration of the fun we can have with friends – whether virtually or face to face – we’re giving you guys the chance to save 10% on our curated experiences (including the one below) when you book for two or more people. This offer runs until 17 August 2020 – but short-term availability is limited.

In a nutshell

Food is a pivotal part of Indian culture, and Indian dishes are often created in a way that transports the eater – even if just momentarily – to the place where the dish is from. That’s the aim of this cooking class, in which you’ll learn about complex flavour profiles, exotic spices and specific techniques that make Indian food so unique – all from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Your host, Akash, will guide you through the process of making vegetable korma – a coconut-milk-based curry made with cardomom, cashew nuts and spices like turmeric, Kashmiri red chilli powder and Garam Masala – and neer dosa, an Indian version of the crepe made with soaked white rice. Beginning with a lesson on the various spices used, Akash will talk you through their history and flavour profiles, giving you a rich understanding of these complex ingredients. You’ll then follow an interactive, step-by-step process as your dishes slowly cook and bubble their way to perfection. You’ll need to be patient, but when you finally get to savour that first hot and spicy mouthful, it will have been worth the wait.

Why book?

  • Learn the history of Indian spices and how to blend them in traditional recipes
  • Be guided through the process of making vegetable korma and neer dosa
  • Develop the culinary skills to recreate these dishes again on your own  

About the host

After quitting his job in finance five years ago, Akash followed his dream to travel the world. Over time, his love for cooking grew from a personal hobby to a full-time passion. Today, his cooking style is influenced by Ayurvedic traditions and predominantly vegan and gluten-free ingredients – a health-conscious attitude to food that he aims to share with the rest of the world through interactive cooking classes. Seasoned with years of experience, Akash is an expert on Indian food and the perfect person to guide you through this enlightening experience.

What you’ll need

  • A list of ingredients and cooking equipment will be provided ahead of the class.

Essential info 

  • Essential ingredients for this class include: soaked white rice (for the Neer Dosa); poppy seeds freshly grated or dried coconut, or coconut milk, cashew nuts, fennel seeds, black peppercorns or black pepper powder, cloves, cardamom, a cinnamon stick, fresh coriander, carrots, peas, cauliflower, French beans, potatoes, vegetable oil or coconut oil, cumin seeds, a bay leaf, onion, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, green chillies, tomatoes, coriander powder, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder and coconut milk (for the Vegetable Korma)
  • Essential equipment for this class includes: a mixer or blender, a large pot, a pan for dry roasting, and a crepe pan or very good non stick pan
  • A full list of ingredients (with measurements) will be sent to you in a confirmation email
  • The rice for the dosa will need to be soaked in water for 3-4 hours prior to the class start time.

Format

  • Online classes are held over Zoom. You will be given the link prior to the class.

Dietary requirements

  • Dietary requirements can be catered for. Please contact the customer service team in advance if you’d prefer to cook with ingredients that are vegan-friendly, vegetarian or gluten-free.

Languages

  • The class will be hosted in English.

Time zones

  • Please note that the start times for this virtual experience are scheduled in British Summer Time (BST). Please be aware and adjust the start time to your time zone if you are not based in a country where BST is observed.
     

This booking is made on Culture Trip’s Terms & Conditions but please note the contract for the purchase of the experience is between you and the local host as per their terms below:

Akasha cooking classes has a 24 hour cancellation notice policy.  You may cancel your booking 24 hours before the class but 100% cancellation charges will apply.  Should you cancel, the supplier will offer you a future date to book. For amendments, Tickets can be transferred or rescheduled 24 hours before the class.

 
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