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Caregiver + Child – Easy Indian Desserts to Celebrate Holi!

Sunday, March 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$40.00 – $105.00

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Come celebrate the Festival of Colors by creating (and sampling) some easy Indian desserts with food writer Varu Chilakamarri.

Parents, caregivers, and their children are welcome to join us in the kitchen as we make simple versions of rich Indian sweets, including coconut burfi, almond milk fudge, and carrot halwa. We’ll also create colorful “pixie dust” to sprinkle on treats, and we’ll learn a little bit about Holi—the joyous and playful festival that will get us in the mood for spring!

Note: The items we’ll be making in this class will include nuts.

Complimentary beer, wine, and juice (for the kids) are included in the price of the class!

About the Series: All classes in this series are VEGETARIAN! Indian cuisine is not known for its simplicity, but it doesn’t have to be that way!  In this new series, Capitol Hill food writer Varu Chilakamarri will share her home cooking tips for making Indian food quickly and easily in a fun and relaxed environment. Participants will be introduced to key ingredients and spices and will learn simple techniques for creating different Indian dishes, with a focus on the subcontinent’s diverse vegetarian cuisine. Each class will center on a stand-alone topic and will include an initial discussion introducing techniques and relevant historical and cultural perspectives about the food we’ll be making that day.  Most of our time will be spent on cooking demonstrations, hands-on cooking by participants, and sampling!  Whether you attend one or several classes, the goal will be to make basic Indian cooking more accessible and to give you the confidence and ability to whip up an Indian dish any night of the week!

About Varu Chilakamarri: Varu Chilakamarri is a second-generation Indian American who learned to cook traditional South Indian cuisine from her mother.  Varu is a writer and attorney who loves creating easy recipes that are influenced by the food of her parents but adapted to fit a busy home kitchen.  She’s contributed to the Hill Rag, the Huffington Post, and Bon Appétit.  Find more of her recipes in her cookbook, Indian Cuisine for the Busy Vegetarian, and on her website,

As this class is in-person, we require all attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This class requires at least 6 participants.

If you need assistance registering, please check out these step-by-step instructionsvideo tutorial or call (202) 549-4172 for assistance.


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Sunday, March 5
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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