Friday, August 13, 2010
Indian Cooking Class
The menu for this class was from southern India which is quite different from what is offered in most Indian restaurants around here. They demonstrated the making of Avial -kind of a vegetable stew, Ollan- black eyed pea and vegetable dish, brown rice (which they make in a pressure cooker), Gothanmai Payaasam- a dessert, Pineapple Pachaddi- a pinapple chutney, and Mambalam Morkootan- a mango chutney.
Everything had so much flavor, and besides a little ghee (clarified butter), was completely vegan.
Sauteing the spices with curry leaves.
jaggery, a sweetener. It's pictured on the far left. Lots of coconut was used, either fresh or pulp frozen.
And on to the best part. After all the demonstrating, questions, picture taking etc., we sat down to eat it all! It was fantastic!
She may do another series of classes so if your interested e-mail Kamuud at firstname.lastname@example.org.