With over 200 languages and influences ranging from the invading Mongols to the imperialist British and, now, modern Silicon Valley, Indian cuisine reflects the variety and diversity of the culture itself. The rich array of spices in the Indian pantry offers so much room for creativity and excitement even as it provides a stable base of flavor that is comforting and familiar to fans. In this class, you will learn how to balance flavors as you make deceptively simple dishes and also get a hands-on introduction to making some Indian classics like cooling mango lassi and perfectly spiced Indian rice. And who doesn’t love hot, chewy, flaky, crispy onion naan and a velvety smooth raita to complete a perfect snack? For all you die-hard DIY-ers – get excited—we are going further into the cuisine by making our own paneer cheese!
Recipes: Mango Lassi, Spinach Saag with Homemade Paneer, Indian spiced Rice, Cucumber Raita, Onion Naan
Class Type: Make Your Own Take Out Series, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Learn to make your favorite take out with a healthy and simple twist!
Chef Palak Patel moved to NY from San Francisco where she served as personal chef to the well to do crowd of the Silicon Valley. She competed on the Sears Chef Challenge, one of only 12 chefs selected to compete in a national cooking competition for charity and featured on CBS series about outsourcing your life. As a teenager, she learned everything she could from her mother about traditional Indian cuisine. Palak’s main goal is to integrate fresh produce and flavors of Indian cooking with French techniques. Palak is currently enrolled in the French Culinary Institute, a premier member of United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA), Women Chef Restaurateurs and Slow Food USA.Contact Palak