North Indian cookery school, meal kits & events | Traditional preparation | Original methods
The Indian Street Food Workshop
9.30-1.30pm -next date tbc
The perfect gift experience for birthdays, anniversaries & any occasion to treat yourself and loved ones.
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Learn how to make Vegetable Samosas on our cookery workshop.
Option 1 – workshop only – take home what you make – £39pp
Option 2 – workshop and dine – a selection of chutney, pickle, dips for you to eat your samosas in our restaurant area after the workshop with the other attendees – £45.
The ‘Indian Experience’ workshop
Learn how mothers teach their daughters!
Treat your loved ones, or yourself, to a special day with us, learning how to make traditional North Indian home-style cookery, hands-on, in small groups of 8 people maximum. This is the cookery of the mother as she teaches her daughter, and taught with love, care and attention.
Our Pure Punjabi HQ and events venue, (based in the old Crown & Victoria Inn, South Somerset), is the perfect place for weddings, celebrations, cookery workshops and short break/staycations in the south west region.
We have four en-suite rooms, residents restaurant and bar, beautiful gardens, extensive free on-site parking and are conveniently located just off the A303, right next to the National Trust Tintinhull Gardens.
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We specialise in making traditional North Indian hand-made meal kits.
Our meal kit gift boxes are available in a range of dietary & lifestyle options.
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Hand-prepared traditonal North Indian & fusion food…
…for your special occasion across Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset & London.
We’re a mother-daughter family business teaching the cookery of our mother and grandmother, through – The Indian experience North Indian cookery workshops, Indian meal kits, Zoom cook-alongs, and offering pop-up restaurant, weddings, corporate & experience evenings at our HQ based in South Somerset, at our own country inn which we bought specifically to house Pure Punjabi. The inn is also a B&B, (shortly to appear on TV,) and has a conservatory area to host private and group licensed & catered functions and events with a British menu and a North Indian menu.
“I am recommending you to as many people as I can. Your basic principle is excellent, and the spice packs that you provide are simply gorgeous, leaving the cook to decide how much chilli to add. The instructions are all straight forward so should not be off-putting for those without much experience.” Sylvia M.
Contact us for your corporate team-bonding event at our venue in South Somerset.
Corporate Team-bonding Cookery Experiences & Team Rewards
Whether your team are working from home, back to the office or hybrid working, they still need a reason to come together beyond office meetings. Bring your teams together in a social activity that is a part of all of our daily lives – food and cooking! It’s a great way to create a bond and introduce new people to each other.
The Small Business Saturday Campaign aims to promote small business. Each year they select 100 small businesses to represent U.K. small business and we were proud to be 2016 winners. Read more…
Safia invited inside No. 10 to represent our business…her grandparents weren’t able to see it, but as the generation of immigrants to arrive in the U.K. in the 50’s, they would have been so proud! Read more…
The Telegraph visited us in our home and ran a half-page feature about our mother-daughter business, on a mission to preserve our mother/grandmother’s culinary heritage. Read more…
We were contacted by a global Los Angeles marketing agency, on behalf of their client to head up the authentic culinary experience on a 10 city European tour! Read more…
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north indian cookery school and meal kit boxes
We are Pure Punjabi -North Indian cookery school, artisan spice blends producer, traditional Indian meal kits producer and and food events experiences business. We are home to a world of pure North Indian food traditions and methods of the grandmothers spanning generations of traditional Punjabi cookery teaching methods.
Our concept is simple: to deliver healthy, delicious home-style North Indian food and cookery techniques to anyone who would like to be able to reproduce the food of the Punjabi grandmothers. Simple honest food that was cooked this way when the first generation of immigrants arrived in the U.K. in the 50’s, which included our mother and grandmother, Seso Kaur Hothi.
Our cookery workshops and meal kit gift boxes, are perfect for gifting at any time of the year: Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, thank-you’s, and all special celebration days such as new home, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
OUR Family cookery mETHODS
Our Indian experience Cookery workshop, is centred on historic culinary methods and contemporary delivery. We unlock the mother’s teachings of our past for the indigenous population and second generation Punjabi descendants, bringing it to life in a modern age and setting, while promoting, preserving and teaching the traditional culinary ways.
We hope that we can deliver the food of childhood memories, to those of Punjabi heritage, who have lost access to the original cookery of their grandparents, as well as introduce our home-cooked dishes in a simple, easy and quick meal kit format to new and experience British cooks.
This is mother’s food – the daily diet and the nutritious food of The Punjabi, a region known as ‘The Bread Basket of India’. Punjabi people are farmers and small landowners, with a rich farming heritage and famed for hearty, substantial, nutritious and delicous food!
Indian Meal Kits
Our Indian meal kits are available in a huge range of individual meal kit sachets, Indian dinner kits, meal kit gift boxes as well as Children’s Indian meal kit boxes and bags. Our meal kit gift boxes and a huge range of our meal kits can accommodate almost every dietary requirement. Whether you are gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free or combinations, the Indian diet is naturally and accidentally ‘free-from’.
We produce all our spice kits and meal kits from scratch to bring you Indian food from the northern region of Punjab. Punjabi food is an incredible variety of Dhal & always served with freshly-made Roti (Chaptti) and Sabjhi, (vegetable curries). It is predominantly vegetarian food, but Punjabi is also renowned for outstanding chicken dishes and feast dishes, such as Butter Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, Tikka Chicken Biriyani and Naan Bread. There are the old-school farmers dishes of Saag & Makki di Roti, as well as classic dishes like Chole Bhatoore (Chickpea curry & Puri Bread).