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Cooking Masterclass – Flavours From a Bangladeshi Kitchen with Dina Begum

Join chef and food writer Dina Begum for a 3 hour cookery masterclass in our learning studio, as we discover the unique and wonderful world of Bangladeshi cooking and how to create a mouth-watering three course lunch using seasonal produce.

Prepare and enjoy classic recipes from the home kitchen, including traditional vegetables, herbs and spices. Easy and achievable dishes that you’ll fall in love with and will be a welcome addition to your culinary repertoire.

The class will include:

  • Learning how to cook with spices that complement the natural flavours of vegetables, instead of overpowering them
  • Discovering unusual vegetables, which you may have passed in your local Bangladeshi grocery store, not sure how to prepare or cook them
  • Learning about Bangladeshi food
  • The difference between spices for sweet dishes and savoury dishes
  • Tips on how to fry batter mixes perfectly, such as fritters
  • A delicious lunch and recipes to take home                                              

Sample Menu (to be confirmed)
Dhaler Bora – Spiced, lentil fritters with onions, chilli and coriander
Panchmishali Torkari – Mixed vegetable curry with five different vegetables – a mix of the familiar and unfamiliar, cooked with Bangla five spice
Shada Pulao – Aromatic rice with whole spices
Gajor Halwa – Deliciously spiced carrot pudding with nuts and raisins, cooked in ghee and served with clotted cream

Open to all levels of skills and interests. This class is suitable for Adults 16 and over.

This event is a rearranged event that was postponed due to the pandemic from May 2020. All previous ticket holders have been notified.

In light of current social distancing recommendations, we are reducing the capacity of all our cooking sessions. If guidance on social distancing is abandoned before this session takes place we will increase capacity as appropriate. If the session sells out in the meantime, do add your name to the waitlist and we will notify you when extra places become available. 

  • Dina Begum

    Dina Begum

    Dina Begum is a British Bangladeshi self-taught chef, food writer and author of the Brick Lane Cookbook, passionate about highlighting and preserving traditional recipes and techniques. Dina has hosted supperclubs in London and took part in a programme at the Museum of Food & Drink (MOFAD) in New York based on Immigrant foodways. She also held a popup Bangladeshi dinner at Archestratus Books & Foods.

    Dina is a leading voice in Bangladeshi food writing and has contributed recipes and features to publications such as The Telegraph, Great British Chefs, Independent and Metro, as well as filming a video course on spice blends for She was featured in a Ramadan micro documentary by Great Big Story and has appeared on Soho Radio and BBC Asian Network and regularly takes part in panel discussions – most recently in collaboration with General Assembly.

    Twitter: @dinasfoodstory
    Instagram: @dinasfoodstory