Cooking Class

YUM!  Today I took a fantastic cooking class where we learned how to cook traditional Indian dishes.  Our class was held in the home of Jyoti, a warm hostess and wonderful chef, where she showed us tips and techniques of Indian cooking.  After our lesson, Jyoti kindly took us shopping in a local market where we could buy spices and other gifts to bring back home.  But learning the tricks and trades of Indian cooking in a local Indian home was a once in a lifetime experience…I would highly recommend it if you are ever in Delhi!  http://www.gourmetdesire.com/

We started by learning about spices

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Then we made a green chutney:

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Making Tikki Balls

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Jyoti frying up our Vegetable Pakoras

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Jyoti adding milk to the Milk Pudding

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One of my favorite dishes of the day, The Cauliflower Spiced Vegetable Dish

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Jyoti adding spices to the Chicken Curry

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Students taking notes and photos

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One of the first, and most important, steps: “sputtering the seeds”

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Jyoti rolling out the dough

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Adding the filling

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Jyoti is pretty happy that Marie’s (a fellow student) dough was rolled out beautifully enough to make a wonderfully puffed bread.

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After a delicious meal, Jyoti took us shopping for spices in a near by market.  Here she shows us all the different types of legumes

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So much care is given to each grain and spice

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Seeds are beautifully, and carefully, packed

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You can’t get enough rice!

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This was my favorite.  A Halal butcher, chopping the hell out of some chickens, barefooted, with at least 100 flies swarming around.
No big deal.  The live chickens were a few feet away, calm as Hindu cows 🙂

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A typical grocery in the market

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Beautiful peppers

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A few final fabrics for sale

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3 thoughts on “Cooking Class

  1. Jean-Guy, you would love the food here but you would need to add yogurt and butter to your list of allowable foods. Just for this trip. It would be worth it 🙂

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