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Let´s cook Indian food!!!

Hosted by the Consul of the Viña del Mar Mix & Mingle Group
Dining & Nightlife
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 09 Sep 17:00 - 22:00

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Hello everyone,

I would like to propose you a very unique experience: Cooking class!!!
Let´s enjoy delicious culinary tradition of spices and strong flavors. Indian cuisine is generally healthy and is perfect for vegans and vegetarians.

This time our host will be Anushree Sengupta, who I met in another group and she is very kind!...And of course this is mix-cultural event. Let me introduce:

"I love cooking and cook a lot of different dishes. On the suggestion of some of my friends, I´d like to start cooking classes to teach Indian cooking. Every place in India has its own cuisine and very different ways of making the dishes. In this class, I´ll teach what is most well known as "Indian food" outside India. It is usually from North India, specially the western state of Punjab and has rich variety of spices and flavors. The spices used are slightly different from, for example, the Southern state of Tamil Nadu (where I was brought up) or the Eastern state of West Bengal (where are my parents are from). When we cook at home, we often make things from different states; but I personally rarely mix different cuisines for a single meal, because there can be a clash of flavors. We´ll learn to make the following:

1) Garam masala: a mix of spices that forms the basis of a lot of Indian dishes from all over India. We don´t get garam masala here in Chile, but all the ingredients are available and is very easy to put together. (Even though we get garam masala in India or the USA, I prefer to put together out own blend, as it is more fragrant, and we can tweek the ingredients according to our preferences).

2) Basic Paratha / Naan: these are Indian flat bread made of wheat. There are several types of flat breads, and many ways of making them. I make it with some modifications, depending on way we like it, which is what I´ll be teaching.

3) Paneer (Cottage cheese) and gravy: flat breads (or rice) needs a gravy to go with it. We´ll learn to make Paneer or cottage cheese gravy to dip the flatbreads to eat. I usually use Queso fresco as a substitute for cottage cheese (paneer) to use in the gravy (we can make them at home; but the process is cumbersome and the yield is low from milk available in stores). Again, there are several ways of making this dish, but I´ll teach the way I like it.

BONUS: Indian spice tea, if we have the time.

We wil eat what we cook at the end of the day"

By Anushree Sengupta

NOTE: you can bring wine or soft drinks

This is a wonderful option to meet new people!!!!...Have fun and friendly get-together, enjoy relaxed conversation and chill out!!!!!

Feel free to invite also your friends, so that we can be even more people around....!!!!:)

Come and join us!

Un abrazo