Overview of the course

Nothing beats authentic Indian cookery and this basic Indian cookery course enables you to master the basics in a single day. Learn all about the key spices and flavours that make up Indian cuisine and how to combine them to create some tempting starters and classic main dishes. Led by an experienced, acclaimed Indian chef, this course is a fantastic way to learn how to make delightful Indian treats for your loved ones. These courses will inspire you and instill you with confidence, so that when you get home to your own kitchen you will feel totally confident about recreating the dishes that you learnt to make during the course.


Techniques learnt on this course will be:

By the end of this basic Indian cookery course, you will have mastered the key techniques, namely:

  • How to make Indian starters
  • Indian chutney to accompany the starter
  • Making creamy korma – a great family dish
  • Cooking authentic dhal
  • A masterclass in how to use spices
  • Balancing spices for a red meat curry
  • Cooking basmati rice to perfection
  • Baking Indian flatbread – an essential accompaniment to any Indian meal

This day long course is designed to give you total confidence in applying all of these techniques, so that you should have no trouble repeating the recipes at home.


Rayeesa Asghar – Sandys: the expert chef who will take you through the course

Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys was born and grew up in India, surrounded by the wonderful flavours of authentic Indian dishes. She began her career in the Met police, but switched to cookery when she realised how wonderful it was to make Indian sauces in her own kitchen. Rayeesa rose to fame when her idea of frozen Indian cooking sauce resulted in her being shortlisted on the BBC show ‘Be Your own Boss’.

You can find her sauces in delis and supermarkets across the UK.

Rayeesa’s dedication to spreading the love of Indian food led her to decide to teach others how to cook amazing Indian cuisine, and she has now been teaching for over a decade. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to every teaching session, Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys makes Indian cookery a joy for all. Her friendliness and charm keep everyone engaged and the clear, practical way that she explains every step of a recipe is designed to give all, including beginners, total confidence in the basics of Indian cuisine.


Dishes made on the day:

Throughout the day, you will be taught how to cook all of these delicious recipes, and you will be able to eat the food you have cooked:

  • Meethi dhal
  • Lamb rogan josh
  • Hyderabadi chicken korma
  • Basmati rice (Rayeesa will teach you how to make this rice perfectly fluffy)
  • Vegetable pakoras with tamarind chutney on the side
  • Chapatti breads

*Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, if required, to meet the dietary requirements or allergy concerns of our guests.


Book your place on the course today

This day long basic Indian cookery course will teach you how to create delicious authentic Indian dishes from scratch. Rayeesa, will unlock the mysteries of flavour and spice combinations and ensure that when you leave the classroom, you are confident that you can whip up a delicious korma with some perfectly fluffy, melt in the mouth basmati rice on the side.

Offering a brilliant social experience as well as a chance to improve your cookery skills, these courses are popular for a reason. To avoid disappointment, why not book your place now? Booking a place on a cookery course with Rayeesa, is also a fantastic way to give a loved one a thoughtful gift.


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