Easy Vegetarian Indian Cooking: Diwali Dinner Party
Wednesday, November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$69.00
Diwali is the perfect time to renew our focus on the positive things in life. Anyone can celebrate this festival of lights with food, fun, and friends. In this class, we’ll learn some simple shortcuts for creating an inspiring and festive dinner party! Come hungry—we’ll enjoy cooking and eating a meal together, and you’ll leave with tips and recipes for hosting your own Indian-inspired dinner.
– Puff Pastry Chaat
– Paneer Makhani
– Okra Curry
– Rice Pilaf
– Kesari (sweet Indian pudding)
Complimentary beer and wine are included in the price of the course!
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, www.busyvegetariankitchen.com.
This class requires at least 6 participants. Participants will be notified if the minimum is not met. Registration will close a couple days before the class so the instructor can shop for the appropriate amount of ingredients.
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