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Indian Dinner Party Cooking

Indian Dinner Party food inspired by Gujarati cooking handed down
Vegetable patties on an oblong plate
A bowl of warming Gujarati Chicken
A Gujarati spicy tomato chicken curry
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ONE DAY COURSE (9.30am - 4.30pm)

Only £145.00 per person


Traditional Indian Cookery: Gujarati chicken, chori (red aduki bean) biriyani, vegetable patties and red onion chilli marmalade (demo only).


Building on her current range of delicious one-day and half-day courses, our Indian Cookery tutor, Nila Ross-Patel, is excited to offer you a new selection of traditional Indian cookery courses.


In the first of these, which each draw on traditional Gujarati recipes taught to Nila by her Mother, you will learn how to make a spicy tomato-based Gujarati chicken dish, chori biryani, vegetable patties and red onion chilli marmalade.

In the morning, you will learn how to dry-fry and grind your own spices, which you will use throughout the day.


You will make a traditional Gujarati chicken dish (can be vegetarian/ vegan), using a recipe passed from generation to generation and used around the world within the Gujarati community (as Nila found out during a trip to New Zealand).


You will also learn how to make a chori biriyani. The aduki bean layer is cooked in a variety of spices and coconut milk.


You will then enjoy the chicken dish and chori biryani for your lunch. As an added bonus, you will be able to take some of the chicken base sauce and aduki bean mix home to freeze (that’s if you can wait!).


This will be accompanied by a red onion chilli marmalade, which Nila will demonstrate. (It will simmer away nicely while you cook).


After lunch, you will make vegetable patties from a spicy mix of red lentils and vegetables, which you can then take home with you to freeze. Nila will also demonstrate how to make a carrot salad with black mustard seed dressing and green bean dish with a coconut dressing.


Techniques learnt:

  • How to dry-fry and grind spices
  • How to temper spices
  • How to make a traditional Indian tomato base sauce
  • How to cook two types of lentils
  • How to balance 'hot' and 'cold' Indian dishes together
  • How to cook basmati rice using the part-cooked method
  • How to make red onion marmalade (demo only)
  • How to make a carrot with black mustard seed dressing (demo only).

You will be making:

  • Gujarati Chicken
  • Chori (Aduki Bean) Biryani
  • Vegetable patties