- Turmeric lentil cauliflower pakora
- Red chilli and garlic chutney
- Savoy cabbage with curry leaves, coconut and mustard seeds
- Carrot and coriander biryani
- Chickpea and sweet potato curry
- Kathi Dahl – a sweet & sour mung bean dahl with chilli & tamarind
Not only will you be able to cook a variety of different dishes, but you will enjoy your food in our private dining room, and confer with fellow guests about your favourite vegetarian and vegan dishes. It will be a great opportunity to share your experiences in creating the dishes as well as delicious food.
(Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, to meet the dietary requirements of our guests).
- Balancing and blending the different flavours that make up Indian & Pakistani cookery
- Toasting & grinding whole spices
- How to make a delicious Dahl including how to ‘temper’ spices
- Perfecting how to cook rice & making a biryani
- Making quick cook vegetarian stir fry style dishes
- Making the base of a curry sauce, suitable for different seasonal vegetables
- Making flatbreads
This vegetarian and vegan Indian cookery course will enhance your use of spices, giving you confidence to recreate the dishes at home in your own kitchen.
Want to learn different Indian recipes or cooking skills? See more Indian cookery courses.
Your chef tutor
Your chef tutor, Sumayya Usmani is a food writer and cookery teacher. After a twelve year career in law, Sumayya decided that she wanted to turn her passion for food into a career. Her passion has been passed down the generations from her Mother, and also her Grandmother.
Sumayya has since worked with some of the biggest names in the food industry. Names include, Madhur Jaffrey, Sophie Grigson & Rachel Allen. Sumayya has written two Cookery Books including the award winning ‘Summers under the Tamarind Tree’. Recently she has opened Glasgow’s first Community run cookery school ‘Kaleyard’. Kaleyard aims to share the love of food throughout Glasgow’s communities across different cuisines & the motto ‘Cook-Eat-Share’.
With her vast experience in Pakistani cuisine, which is renowned for range of vegetarian & vegan food, Sumayya is a superb person to lead this Indian vegetarian cookery course.
|Vegan & Vegetarian Indian Cooking Class||10:15 – 16:00|
|1||Welcome & Refreshments
Enjoy a drink and freshly baked biscuit whilst you get to know your fellow Indian chefs for the day.
|2||Introductions & Meet the Chef
Get to know your chef for the day, Sumayya, and find out some history about the Indian food you will be producing during the day
You will start the day learning about the different spices you will be using, the differences between fresh and dried, where and how to source unusual spices and the best way to prepare them. You will then prepare your main ingredients used throughout Indian cookery
Cooking will start with making delicious pakoras. Learn how to create a lightly spiced batter to delicately coat your cauliflower before being fried.
Your cauliflower pakoras will be served with a Kashmiri Chilli Chutney which will be demonstrated by your chef. With the perfect balance of spice, heat and sweetness this chutney pairs perfectly with the delicately spiced pakoras and is a firm favourite here at the school.
|5||Sweet Potato & Chick Pea Curry
You will start by toasting off your spices to release the wonderful aromatics and add a depth of flavour to your dish. This lightly spiced and rich curry sauce can be cooked in batches at home for quick meals.
Your chef for the day will teach you how to make, roll and cook chapatis using Atta flour
After lunch you will learn how to make khatti daal, a beautiful sweet and sour lentil dish which is a fabulous accompaniment to many Indian dishes. You will discover how to temper your spices and develop that all important flavour.
|8||Carrot & Coriander Biryani
Before you depart with bags brimming with freshly baked breads, will have a little taste of the loaves made by your chef, so that you can appreciate what you have created and ask any other final questions alongside a cup of tea.
|9||Carrot & Coriander Biryani
As a group, you will have the opportunity to taste the amazing dishes you have produced as well as being able to take some home to enjoy with friends or family.
About your day
Our cookery courses take place on the Catton Hall Estate, on the picturesque Derbyshire and Staffordshire border, we are only minutes from the A38. We also have plenty of free parking.
You will have the assistance of our “kitchen fairies” who’ll ensure you have everything you need. We’ll provide an apron for the day, and all the equipment and ingredients.
You’ll be sitting down together during the day to eat the dishes you’ve created. We’ll also provide wine and soft drinks.
Our day courses run from 10.15am to 4pm. Join the team for early morning refreshments from 10am.
Book your place
This class is perfect for those wishing to broaden their culinary repertoire to include more Indian / Pakistani dishes. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or a meat eater who is looking for a rich array of Indian accompaniments, the skills will be transferable in your own kitchen. By the end of the day, you will have had hands on experience in producing vegetarian curries, dahl and chutney to recreate in your home. Sumayya will be on hand to answer any of your questions about any area of Indian / Pakistani cookery.
(please note that the images used on this page do not all correspond to the dishes cooked on the day, they give a ‘flavour’ of Sumayya’s cookery.’
If you are interested in booking onto this vegetarian Indian cookery course, please do so quickly to avoid disappointment.