Ashburton Cookery School

Authentic Indian Plus

Ashburton Cookery School

Authentic Indian Plus

On our Indian cookery weekend you will learn the fundamentals of Indian cookery, covering the concepts, history and skills required to understand this hugely varied and vibrant cuisine.

We 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.

You will learn to master the subtleties of flavour, and the power of spice whilst cooking a wide range of delicious, authentic Indian dishes as far removed from the British curry house as Ashburton is from New Delhi.

This is a highly practical course and great fun for couples and friends to take together which also makes for an original gift idea.

Chef Tutor

Chef Monisha Bharadwaj is a qualified chef, originally from Mumbai, who has a wealth of experience in teaching authentic Indian cuisine in the UK and has been inspiring our students in Ashburton since 2011.

Seen regularly on television she also 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".

Typical Recipes

  • Onion Baji, Vegetable Pakora, Imli ki chutney
  • Lemon Rice, Chaval (Plain rice)
  • Dosa (Lentil & rice pancakes)
  • Bombay Aloo (Potato curry with spices)
  • Aloo Gobhi (Cauliflower with potatoes and spices)
  • Patrani Macchi (Steamed fish with chutney)
  • Lamb Dansak (Lamb curry with lentils and mixed vegetables)
  • Chicken Tikka Masala (Rich red chicken curry)
  • Vatana Usal (Peas with coconut and lemon)
  • Paneer Makhani (Indian cottage cheese in a buttery tomato sauce)
  • Jhinga Lahsuni (Crisp garlic and chill prawns)
  • Rasmalai (Dumplings in sweet, spiced milk)