Indian cuisine is amongst the most vibrant and varied in the world, and it is no wonder that it is the most popular of foods in the UK.
Many of our regular students have told us that they want to move past the standard restaurant curries and cook authentic Indian dishes at home for friends and family.
On this course our specialist Chef Tutor, Monisha Bharadwaj will teach you how to work with fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to create Indian starters, curries, main dishes and accompaniments that truly reflect the spirit of Indian cuisine and that can easily be replicated in the home without Tandoor ovens or specialist equipment.
We will incorporate dishes from South India, West Bengal, Gujurat and Goa, as well as the more familiar North Indian cuisine.
As well as a delicious lunch during the day, you can expect to take home the best Indian Takeaway ever!
If you want to learn a totally different menu, why not try our Authentic Indian Extra
Course? Same skill level, different dishes.
Supported by our Chef Tutors, chef Monisha Bharadwaj brings the authentic taste of Indian cuisine to Ashburton.
Monisha is a qualified chef, originally from Mumbai, who has a wealth of experience in teaching authentic Indian cuisine in the UK.
She writes regularly for newspapers and magazines and is the author of many cook books including "Stylish Indian" which won the Guild of Food Writers (UK) 'Cookery Book of the Year Award".
Did you know...
- Indian food includes perhaps the most dazzling array of fresh vegetables and fruit cooked in a multitude of ways that help retain their freshness and nutrients
- Traditional Indian cooking almost always uses fresh ingredients and involves making dishes from scratch. This means less preservatives and healthier food.
- Indian cooking uses spices like turmeric, ginger, garlic, green chillies...all of which have medicinal and healing properties.
- A traditional Indian meal includes carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fibre...all the elements you need to make a balanced meal.
- Indian dishes don't have to be hot and spicy. Spices are used in Indian cooking but are not what makes food spicy. Chillies (which add the heat to a dish) are a matter of preference and can be easily adjusted or omitted according to taste.