Join Indian chef Monisha Bharadwaj in the learning studio for a fun 3 hour hands on cooking masterclass to create a delicious Summer Indian Feast.
This class has been programmed to link with our summer exhibition The Secret Garden, and is inspired by the character Mary Lennox’s early life in India.
India’s vegetarian food repertoire is vast as it makes the most of a host of fresh ingredients such as lentils, beans, vegetables, dairy, nuts and rice.
In this class, you will learn to make 4 delicious dishes from around India, creating an easy meal that is varied, healthy and super delicious. You will go away knowing how to build a curry from scratch, cook perfect rice and use spices in different way to achieve balance and depth of flavour.
This class is a combination of hands on and demo by Monisha
Sample Recipes (to be confirmed)
Garlic and Herb Dal
Buttery Paneer Curry
Potato and Peas Curry
Open to all levels of skills and interests. This class is suitable for Adults 16 and over.
*This class is part of our hands-on monthly masterclass cooking sessions, which focus on specialist topics or advanced cooking techniques. Sessions are usually on Sunday and held in the Garden Museum’s food learning studio. Each class is 3 hours, and will include tastings or a full meal eaten together depending on the course. All profits from our cooking masterclass series help to cover food costs for our community programmes.
Monisha is a qualified chef from the prestigious Institute of Hotel Management in Mumbai and has run her successful Indian cookery school Cooking With Monisha, situated in West London, teaching her brand of simple, healthy Indian cooking, since 2005.
She is also an award winning author and food historian. Many of her 17 books have been shortlisted for and won several prestigious international awards including the World Gourmand Cookbook Award 2020 for ‘Indian in 7’.
She has cooked on TV many times for programmes such as Inside the Factory (ITV) and BBC Food and Drink, and been a guest chef at the Michelin starred restaurant Benaras. Monisha is often a guest on Radio 4’s Food Programme.
Monisha also holds a BA in Indian History and has been invited to give talks on the history and provenance of Indian food at Kew Gardens, SOAS, the British Council and more.
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