The Pure Punjabi Cookery School

Teaching the way that Indian mothers teach their daughters to cook...

Give the gift of a unique Indian cookery experience!

Our home-style workshops preserve the original cookery methods of our grandmothers…

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The Indian Experience

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

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The 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.

This workshop is changing to a new hybrid format. Click HERE for details

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.

This workshop is changing to a new hybrid format. Click HERE for details

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

This workshop is changing to a new hybrid format. Click HERE for details

Learn how we were taught!

Pure Punjabi Indian cookery school

The Pure Punjabi cookery school teaches the cookery of the first generation of North Indians coming to Britain two generations ago, and preserves, promotes, and teaches the traditional culinary ways. The workshops are fully hands-on and run by mother-daughter team, Surinder and Safia.  They pass on the culinary heritage of their Punjabi family, using the same methods their mothers and grandmothers used to teach them. Both started their culinary ‘training’ at the age of 7-8 years and by the age of 11 Surinder was preparing the traditional family meals, after returning from school.

  • Small group of maximum 6 people,(reduced to 4 household bubbles during Covid-19).
  • Hands-on workshops – You make everything yourself.
  • No shared cookery
  • No demonstrations only.
  • Take home everything you make

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

Pure Punjabi Cookery School Surinder and Safia

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 wellas 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 for the workshop.
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 Things to do in the area

Downton lies on the edge of the New Forest, Hampshire/Wiltshire border.  It is 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.

For dates, booking and more information: click HERE or email Surinder at surinder@purepunjabiuk.com Click here to visit our Facebook page and look at photos and feedback from cookery workshops.

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Pure Punjabi Fields of Downton, Wiltshire (UK)