Learn how to create delicious vegetarian cuisine. In our
cookery classes you are shown how to combine healthy produce with aromatic Indian spices. Impress friends and
family and literally spice up you whole life. Vegetables, grains, rice, beans, fruits and dairy products are
combined in a myriad of different ways to produce tasty delicacies.
For better of for worse, the main cultural influence
visible in the world today comes from Europe (or Euro-American). Now, when Europeans first started travelling
around the world in ships just over 500 years ago, India was top of the list as a port of call. And what was
one of the main reasons for travelling to India initially: spices!
Tired of slabs of meat and bread, the competing aspiring
little empires of Europe were collectively thinking: well, if we're
going to conquer the world and teach tribes of natives
everywhere about culture, we'll have to improve our own
diets. Word caught on that wealthy India was the place to be
Learn how to make the likes of:
1. Vegetarian curry of various kinds (we prefer the term 'subji')
variety of tasty basmati rice dishes
3. Breads like chapati, puri, etc.
4. Samosas, pakoras, and so on.
5. Halava and sweet creamed rice
6. Exotic salads
8. Paneer (curd cheese)
Two points to note: (1) ingredients may be sourced in any modern supermarket, and (2) the
preparations we make are generally fairly simple to re-create yourself when you go back to your own homes. Plus you
are either provided printed recipes of what you learn, or you are encouraged to take notes during
certain classes - this helps you to have your thinking cap on.
above: Picture 1 - Champa (aka Carmen) and Picture 2 - Syamananda
To find out about upcoming Cookery Weekends, see: Retreats
To find out more about Indian Vegetarian Cookery Classes and Ayurveda, see:
Indian Vegetarian Cookery