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March 18, 2008

Upcoming Cooking Classes in Spring

Hello Everyone,


These are my upcoming classes in Spring at Sac Co-op and Whole Foods market. The classes are going to be very exciting, coz I am going to be teaching a few dishes from my blogger friends and a few from Hari Nayak's, Modern Indian Cooking and rest my mom's recipes.

The text from here on is completely from the flyers from Whole Foods and Sac Co op

Classes at the Co-op


Vegetarian Indian Dhals and Lentils - Monday, May 19, 6-8:30 pm

Lentils make up a huge part of the vegetarian Indian diet because they are high in protein and endlessly versatile. This class features a variety of lentil dishes including khichdi – basmati rice cooked with mung dhal seasoned with ginger, onion and tomatoes; moogambat – sprouted green mung beans cooked in roasted coconut sauce, and toor dhal chutney – roasted lentils ground with chili and tamarind. We will also enjoy a cool tomato raita and a seasonal fruit chaat for something sweet.

Cool Indian Dishes for Hot Sacramento Nights – Vegetarian

Monday, June 2, 6-8:30 pm

These dishes are sweet and spicy and sure to cool you off on those days when the mercury rises. We’ll make mango milkshakes seasoned with a dash of cardamom; pineapple raita sprinkled with cayenne; strawberry shrikand – puréed strawberries in yogurt and honey garnished with pistachios; and chickpea sundal – split chickpeas boiled and sautéed with coconut, cumin and seasoned with red chili. Bonus recipe: watermelon pancakes – a regional Indian specialty.

The Indian Oven
Tuesdays, April 29, May 13 and June 17, 6-8:30 pm


Exotic Indian Flavors
May 13
Menu: Aromatic ground lamb with fresh green peas and cumin; eggplant relish; curried eggs, and saffron rice with raisins and silvered almonds

Indian Specialties
June 17
Menu: Masala spiced nut mix; Egg biryani; Prawns balchao; yogurt relish and sweet pineapple kesari


Call the co-op @ 916-455-2667 to register for classes.

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