Indian Spice Work Shop: Warming Winter Curries- Bolinas After School Cooking Program

January 15, 2018 3:30 pm
January 15, 2018 5:00 pm
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Bolinas Community Center
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14 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA, United States, 94924

Contrary to popular belief, making Indian curries is actually a very simple and relaxing process, adding a dimension of depth to so many unexpected dishes! Madras and Tandoori spice mixes are amongst the mildest and most beloved and totally kid friendly. Curry is basically a generic term attributed to dishes using a slew of regional distinctive fresh herbs and spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, fenugreek, and chilies to name a few. There are red and green curries, exotic Arabic style curries, curries with coconut and curries so hot your tongue will burn up. They are made by pounding or grinding together herbs, chilies and spices to create a base for a list of wonderful and fragrant sauces and additives to meats and soups and salads. In this class we’ll be focusing on using dried spices and focused on Indian style  Madras and Tandoori  that are perfectly warming for winter and friendly to all palettes. Kids will learn how to use spices, toasting and grinding  to extract all essences! We’ll teach basic know how that kids can incorporate spices into easy to prepare dishes.

Recipes: Beef & Potato Madras, Mint Yogurt & Cucumber-Mint Chutney, Tandoori Roasted Vegetables and White Cilantro Rice.  Mint Chutney Spice mixes: Madras Curry & Tandoori Curry Mix , Cardamom Mango Lassi

Class Type:  Hands on Middle School Kids

Class Notes: Kids learn the art of making a healthy burrito and all the fixings

Nissa Pierson

Noted herb expert and founder of Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, Nissa Pierson, is the utmost of an herbal enthusiast in the kitchen.  Her vast years of herb knowledge and her passion towards fresh herbs make her an excellent teacher and source of herb inspiration. In addition to traveling the world seeking fresh herb & organic conversation for her business, she is a noted cooking instructor, recipe developer and food writer. She is an food and agricultural expert with over 20 years experience, specializing in fresh herbs and sustainable, organic, fair-trade and local produce as well as an extremist in proving that the art of eating & cooking well is a relatively simple process and just takes enthusiasm and some tidbits of knowledge. Contact Nissa