Join us in our Punjabi home for ‘The Indian Experience’ Cookery Workshop…
Led by mother and daughter team, Surinder and Safia, you will be taught how to make a 3 course meal from scratch using the traditional Punjabi cookery methods and ingredients, producing mouth-wateringly authentic dishes.
We are proud to be named by Olive Magazine as one of the top 8 UK Indian cookery courses
We teach Punjabi food, which comes from the region of Punjab in North India and is typically famous for dishes such as tandoori and tikka chicken, naan, dhal, roti (chappatis), samosas, biriyani, saag…to name but a few.
Workshop Sunday dates:
Sunday 20th August: Sold out
Sunday 10th September: Sold out
Saturday 23rd September: Sold out
Sunday 8th October: 2 places available
Sunday 22nd October: Sold out
DUE TO DEMAND, NEW WEDNESDAY DATES JUST ADDED
Wednesday 27th September: 6 places
Wednesday 1st November: 6 places
Itinerary & Details
Time: 10am – 4pm (arrival from 9.30am to have a welcome drink and settle into the day’s cooking)
Venue: The workshop is held at our home in Downton (just 10 minutes away from the M27, junction 1 – on the edge of the New Forest)
Cost: £150 per person
Includes all your ingredients, plus take home enough for a family of four, plus a workbook covering everything on the workshop as well as extra recipes!
Each workshop is limited to a maximum of 6 people, allowing Surinder and Safia the opportunity to give personal attention to each and every participant. Each dish is broken down into a step by step method to ensure simplicity and delicious results every time.
You will learn how to make…
1 traditional Punjabi starter (you will make enough for a family of 4),
a vegetarian Punjabi main (you will make enough for a family of 4),
a meat Punjabi main (you will make enough for a family of 4),
the daily flatbread, roti (chapattis)
and get an Indian rice demo (you will make enough for a family of 4),
We will then sit down together to eat the food we have prepared, either in our Indian dining room or out on the terraced garden
Once you have eaten, we will then head back into the kitchen to make:
a traditional Punjabi dessert, which you will then enjoy with our Indian cha (chai), tea or coffee
What will you get at our cookery workshops?
- Access to culinary knowledge only found within Indian families, learning traditional techniques in the style that Indian mothers teach their daughters.
- An open and relaxed learning environment where you can ask questions and are given culinary advice on how to transfer these skills to suit your kitchen facilities, as well
as your lifestyle.
- Small groups (maximum of 6 people to a workshop)
- Preparing a 3 course Indian meal by yourself, under expert supervision, hands-on, with no sharing or demonstrations.
- Enjoy a relaxing lunch with beer and wine.
- You will make enough for 5 people, for your own enjoyment during the day and to take home everything you make which is enough for a meal for four!
- No hidden fees or charges.
- All workshop prices include your ingredients equipment, tuition, and refreshments .
- A discount on our products on the day.
- Workbook, which includes extra recipes and the sides which are served with lunch.
Workshops are usually held on a Sunday. New dates have been added on Wednesday. Dates sell out fast. For the very latest availability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07907753157.
Excellent for pre-university students who love ‘curry’ and would like to learn how to cook healthy, nutritious, tasty food on a budget.
For other enquiries or group workshop enquiries email email@example.com or call 07907 753157
“Fan bloody tastic! The workshop was excellent and fantastic value for money. Thank you for a great day!”
Steve Adshead, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (April 2016)
“Perfect. Both Surinder and Safia were excellent and very accomodating. It is really good to cook yourself and not just see a demonstration.”
Sophie Bainsfair, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (January 2016)
“The venue was excellent and easy to find. The content was perfect and very flexible according to my needs. The most valuable aspect of the workshop for me was the simplicity – you can cook most things ahead of your guests arriving. Surinder and Safia were great, wouldn’t change a thing. So friendly & relaxed…perfect, thank you!”
Jane Glen, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (January 2015)
“Great fun and terrific hospitality.”
Ian & Lesley Mc Bride, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (October 2014)
“The content and the pace worked very well. The most valuable aspects for me were learning about the importance of balancing spices and learning how to make roti. Surinder & Safia were perfect: supportive: clear instructions: good company. The lunch was excellent: a nice touch to be offered wine. A very enjoyable day with a tasty meal to share with family at home – thank you. A great Christmas present!”
Fran Deeming, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (May 2015)
“My favourite part was the bread making. The tutors were fab 🙂 and the lunch was yummy. Thank you for a great day.”
Bridget Eley, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (March 2015)
“The course content was very interesting and the tutors were excellent. Extremely friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Loved everything, would definitely recommend.”
Eleanor Powell, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (May 2015)
” A delightful way to spend a cold, rainy Sunday.”
Fay Grayer, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (January 2016)
“A brilliant day out”
Emma Parry OBE, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (January 2016)
“10 out of 10. Excellent. Very well thought out and easy to follow. A great fun day. Thank you!”
Samantha Laynon, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (January 2016)
Both Surinder and Safia are food hygiene certificate holders. The premises holds a 5 out of 5 food hygiene rating.
The Indian Experience Cookery Workshop is for domestic use only. We reserve the right to refuse any application, we do not accept caterers on this course.