The Indian Experience

Our full day cookery workshop culinary & cultural experience. This is the way our mothers start teaching us!

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Indian Bread-making & Tasting Experience

The Indian Bread Making Workshop & Tasting Experience. Learn how to make three types of North Indian bread, with a three-course taster menu of the accompanying dishes.

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Parent/child workshop

Parent & Child Cookery Workshop -child comes free

If you’re interested in learning how to cook North Indian food and would love your child to learn with you, then this is the workshop for you

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Indian Street Food Workshop

The Indian Street Food Workshop gives you the chance to learn, hands-on, how to make three different and popular street food dishes.

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The Pure Punjabi cookery school…
teaching the way that Indian mothers teach their daughters to cook.

 The Pure Punjabi cookery school is run by mother-daughter team, Surinder and Safia. Through their small group, hands-on workshops, they pass on the culinary heritage of their family, using the same methods their mothers used to teach them.

Workshops are held in Downton, SP5 3PJ, (6 miles south of Salisbury), on the edge of the New Forest, between Bournemouth, Southampton & Salisbury.

For dates, booking and more information: click HERE or email Surinder at


Pure Punjabi Cookery School Surinder and Safia
Pure Punjabi Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
Pure Punjabi food hygiene rating 5 stars
Pure Punjabi cookery school, named top 8 UK cookery courses by Olive Magazine
Pure Punjabi Learn Cook Eat Meal Prep Box, Indian Cookery School, E-learning, Weddings and Private Dining featured in The Telegraph

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 traditional North Indian dishes by yourself, under expert supervision, hands-on, with no sharing or demonstrations.
  • You will make enough to eat for your own enjoyment during the workshop and to take home everything you make!
  • 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.


Hear from Pure Punjabi cookery school attendees…

“The workshop was excellent and went beyond my expectations – informative, friendly and easy to learn. It was very good value for money. One of the best features was the instructors, you both sell the brand wonderfully. Thank you for a great day.”

 Wayne Hamlett, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (February 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!”

Samanthan Laynon, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (January 2016)

“The course was brilliant. I really enjoyed every part of it, particularly how to make the dessert. The pace was slow enough that I could follow but fast enough to keep me busy! Surinder and Safia were asbolutely EXCELLENT! Very clear. You’re both so lovely! I’ll definitely recommend it to other people! I’m inspired!”

 Helen Nicholson, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (January 2016)

” Good number of people allowed for more personal tuition. My favourite part was learning to make the base mix. The tutors knowledge was excellent, very personable and helpful. At no point was I left wondering what to do. The venue was excellent – felt very homely. It was nice to eat what we’d cooked for lunch. The course content and pace were excellent.”

Rachael Sheriff, ‘The Indian Experience’ cookery workshop participant (February 2015)


 Click here to visit our Facebook page and look at photos and feedback from cookery workshops.

Things to do in the area

Downton lies 6 miles south of the medieval town of Salisbury, which is home to Salisbury Cathedral, the third most visited Cathedral in England and houses one of the four original copies of The Magna Carta.