Meena Cleland presents Indian cooking classes in her home in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. These classes involve the attendees as full participants in the preparation of the food. Learn how to cook fresh and healthy Indian cuisine from someone who has been doing it for over 35 years and, unlike other courses or TV cooking shows, you aren’t just an observer, you help put the meal together and you get to eat what the class has prepared.
For a unique, hands-on experience, YOU put together your group of 5 to 6 people and Meena will assist you in developing your class menu. (Refer to “Classes & Descriptions” tab.) Some ideas for groups would be:
- Ladies night out
- Office get together
- Family, Friends, Neighbors
- Team building experience
- Dinner Club evening
- A birthday gift – they get to invite 5 of their friends
The possibilities are endless.
Indian food has seen countless cultural and religious influences over the centuries, the result of which is a delightfully diverse cuisine. Our classes will introduce you to a marvelous culinary journey through Indian cooking. We demystify the complexities of spices and ingredients, making Indian cooking simple and practical yet absolutely delicious. You’ll enjoy a home-style meal that is wholesome, nutritious and balanced. All our classes encourage participation, so bring your enthusiasm and prepare to be involved. Classes include a recipe booklet, refreshments and a class-prepared meal to be served at the end of the session. We also include wine pairing information in each class and where to buy the ingredients locally. Spice trays and spices imported direct from India are made available for purchase at each class.
Indian food is one of the world’s most popular cuisines. However, for those not totally familiar with it, there is a myth that it is all too hot and spicy – “It’s loaded with curry and chili powders!” Indian cooking can be spicy but it’s not universally so. Instead, Indian food is all about the inspired use of wonderful spices and herbs– every dish is created from a unique blend of flavorings and it’s the interaction of the ingredients that gives Indian food its flavor, color and fantastic aroma. And yes, chilies, cayenne, ginger and green and red peppers can be blended in for varying degrees of heat. A dish can be prepared hot, medium or mild to satisfy every taste.