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Our First South Indian Cooking Class

Neeru Ravi

Earlier this year we hosted our first ever South Indian cooking class!

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It all came about because of a charity event at Neeru's workplace, where different people donated items (things, experiences, skills) for a charity auction. Neeru donated a 3 course South Indian cooking class for 8 people!

It was a very exciting opportunity, as we were not only able to share the food we love with other interested people, we also managed to raise £200 for charity, thanks to the very generous lot buyer!

For the evening, we carefully planned a sumptuous menu, which included starters of rasam and green banana chips, mains of lemon rice, avial, roast baby potatoes, okra curry, chickpea salad, and raw mango salsa and dessert of carrot, cardamom almond milk payasam. Many recipes are from our blog, so you can try them out too!

Along the way, we also taught everyone about different South Indian spices and flavouring and typical South Indian vegetables, cooking techniques and traditions. We loved sharing everything about this cuisine and culture!

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We split the group into 4 lots of 2, each in charge of a couple of dishes. Everyone had detailed instructions and of course we were right there to help as well. Our 8 very enthusiastic guests did a stellar job of picking up new techniques, and cooking with new vegetables they had never come across before.

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After we finished cooking, we had a lot of fun plating up the dishes and making them look pretty!

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We also made little recipe cards for everyone to take home with them to try the recipes themselves.

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If you're interested in taking part in a South Indian cooking class or want to find out more, do send us a note via the contact form. We'd love to host more sessions, and are very happy to create bespoke classes for groups of any size.

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