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Cookery Courses

Our cooking school offers an exciting range of structured Indian cookery courses for beginners, or for seasoned everyday cooks, of all ages.

The majority of our Indian cookery classes can be taken as a half day or full day class, it just depends on the time that you have, and your budget. However we suggest depending on your knowledge and experience of cooking Indian food, that you start a course at the level that is appropriate to your skills.

Our Indian Cooking School specialises in individually tailored private indian cookery classes, and small group classes (maximum 2 students per class) in a friendly, relaxed, home setting, as we think this is the best way to learn and be taught, and also to meet all your specific requirements.

The classes are completely comprehensive and will teach you exactly how and when to use what spices, for different dishes. For those people that are already good at Indian cooking, we can begin to work on planning menus, and building courses so that you understand how the flavours of different dishes compliment each other.

The teaching style is informal, and aims to be encouraging, educational, therapeutic and above all fun. The class will also help improve your planning and organisational skills, teach you how to manage your time and multi task, and gain confidence in using all of the necessary kitchen appliances.

Class Costs

Introduction and Foundation Courses

No. of students Half day (3.0 hrs.) Full day (5.5 hrs.)
Private
1
£115 £190
Group
2
£210 £345

Intermediate and Advanced Courses

No. of students Half day (3.0 hrs.) Full day (5.5 hrs.)
Private
1
£135 £220
Group
2
£240 £390

Prices are based on classes at the ISS kitchen, however if you prefer we can come to your home for an extra fee.

At each of our Indian cookery classes you will do the prepping and cooking, and the classes are not demonstrations, they are completely hands on and in real time.

You will also get to take away the food cooked during the class, to share with family and friends at home.

Our classes take the following format:-

  • 1. Familiarise – Get to know each other, and understand any concerns or limitations, and any special requirements.
  • 2. What is Indian cuisine? – A brief talk about what is Indian cuisine and the factors that have shaped Indian food over the centuries.
  • 3. Plan and organise the class – Discuss the kitchen equipment to be used, menu and cooking sequence of the dishes.
  • 4. Spices – A thorough talk and discussion about spices, names, uses, and health benefits.
  • 5. Preparation – Chopping, blending, marinating, and getting all the ingredients ready to cook with.
  • 6. Cooking and Dining – The enjoyable part of the day.
  • 7. Recap – A recap of everything you have just been taught during your class.
  • 8. Q&A – Answering any questions that you may have.

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Structured Courses (Click on each course to find out more)

Introduction Course – Insight into Indian Food →

The half day classes start at 10.00-1.00, and the full day 10.00-1.00 and 2.00-4.30.

Times can be flexible to suit.

  • Some of the typical dishes on this course are as follows:-
  • Paneer Tikka
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Saag Aloo (spinach and potato)
  • Chicken Bhuna
  • Plain Basmati Rice

The half day class will incorporate a main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), and cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita.

The full day class will incorporate a starter, main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita, and a suitable dessert.

The menus for all the classes are created by the ISS, however your input is important so that we may accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have. It is essential that if this is the case, that you provide them in advance of the class date.

Prices includes all ingredients, a beer or a glass of wine, and the food cooked is for you to eat and take home (enough for 2).

To complete this course successfully we recommend you have a minimum of either 2 half day classes, or 1 full day class.

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Foundation Course – Restaurant & Takeaway Favourites →

The half day classes start at 10.00-1.00, and the full day 10.00-1.00 and 2.00-4.30.

Times can be flexible to suit.

  • Some of the typical dishes on this course are as follows:-
  • Paneer Shashlik (indian cheese, with peppers, onions)
  • Seekh Kabab (minced lamb kabab)
  • Tarka Dhal (lentils with a hot oil seasoning)
  • Chicken Madras
  • Pulao Rice (basmati rice with vegetables)

The half day class will incorporate a main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), and cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita.

The full day class will incorporate a starter, main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita, and a suitable dessert.

The menus for all the classes are created by the ISS, however your input is important so that we may accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have. It is essential that if this is the case, that you provide them in advance of the class date.

Prices includes all ingredients, a beer or a glass of wine, and the food cooked is for you to eat and take home (enough for 2).

To complete this course successfully we recommend you have a minimum of either 3 half day classes, or 2 full day classes.

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Intermediate Course – Strictly Homemade Food →

The half day classes start at 10.00-1.00, and the full day 10.00-1.00 and 2.00-4.30.

Times can be flexible to suit.

  • Some of the typical dishes on this course are as follows:-
  • Samosa Masala (spicy potato, green pea and carrot filled toasties)
  • Pili Pili Chicken (hot spicy chicken with paprika)
  • Doodhi Chana Dhal (bottle gourd and chickpeas)
  • Chicken and Coriander Kofta Curry (chicken and coriander meatballs curry)
  • Kichadi (lentils, rice and vegetables)

The half day class will incorporate a main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), and cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita.

The full day class will incorporate a starter, main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita, and a suitable dessert.

The menus for all the classes are created by the ISS, however your input is important so that we may accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have. It is essential that if this is the case, that you provide them in advance of the class date.

Prices includes all ingredients, a beer or a glass of wine, and the food cooked is for you to eat and take home (enough for 2).

To complete this course successfully we recommend you have a minimum of either 3 half day classes, or 2 full day classes.

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Advanced Course – Regional & Speciality Dishes →

The half day classes start at 10.00-1.00, and the full day 10.00-1.00 and 2.00-4.30.

Times can be flexible to suit.

  • Some of the typical dishes on this course are as follows:-
  • Dhaniya Mirch Murgh (chicken in green masala sauce)
  • Dhal Makhni (lentils, kidney beans, cream & butter)
  • Jeera Chicken (cumin scented chicken)
  • Chingri Malai Curry (prawns in a coconut cream sauce)
  • Yakhni and Biryani (pulao in aromatic chicken/lamb stock) & (layered rice, vegetables and meat)
  • Please note these dishes will be classified as a main and staple (2 dishes)

The half day class will incorporate a main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), and cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita.

The full day class will incorporate a starter, main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita, and a suitable dessert.

The menus for all the classes are created by the ISS, however your input is important so that we may accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have. It is essential that if this is the case, that you provide them in advance of the class date.

Prices includes all ingredients, a beer or a glass of wine, and the food cooked is for you to eat and take home (enough for 2).

To complete this course successfully we recommend you have a minimum of either 3 half day classes, or 2 full day classes.

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Advanced Course – Fusion Food →

The half day classes start at 10.00-1.00, and the full day 10.00-1.00 and 2.00-4.30.

Times can be flexible to suit.

  • Some of the typical dishes on this course are as follows:-
  • Spicy Chicken Fajitas
  • King Prawns in Chilli, Garlic & Pepper with Linguine
  • Chilli Chicken in Black Bean Sauce
  • Fish Stew
  • Vegetable or Minced Lamb Pasta Bake

The half day class will consist of 2 or 3 dishes and a salad, and the full day 3 or 4 a salad, and a suitable dessert.

The menus for all the classes are created by the ISS, however your input is important so that we may accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have. It is essential that if this is the case, that you provide them in advance of the class date.

Prices includes all ingredients, a beer or a glass of wine, and the food cooked is for you to eat and take home (enough for 2).

To complete this course successfully we recommend you have a minimum of either 3 half day classes, or 2 full day classes.

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Advanced Course – Dinner Party Food (Non-Vegetarian) →

This is only offered as a full day class, and starts at 10.00-1.00, and 2.00-4.30.

Times can be flexible to suit.

  • Some of the typical menus on this course are as follows:-
  • Menu 1 – Tawa Murgh Methi (chicken with fenugreek), Bhindi Aur Aloo Masala Sabji (okra and potatoes), Dhal Triveni (three-lentil dhal), Plain Basmati Rice, Cachumber (cucumber, onion and tomato salad) or Raita, and a suitable dessert.
  • Menu 2 – Saagwala Murgh (chicken with spinach), Batata Nu Saak (spicy potatoes in a tomato sauce), Punjabi Chole (chickpea curry), Jeera Pulao (rice flavoured with cumin Seeds), Cachumber (cucumber, onion and tomato salad) or Raita, and a suitable dessert.

The full day class will incorporate one set menu.

The menus for all the classes are created by the ISS, however your input is important so that we may accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have. It is essential that if this is the case, that you provide them in advance of the class date.

Prices includes all ingredients, a beer or a glass of wine, and the food cooked is for you to eat and take home (enough for 2).

To complete this course successfully we recommend you have a minimum of 2 full day classes.

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Intermediate Course – Summer BBQ Food →

This is only offered as a full day summer class, and starts at 12.00-5.30.

Times can be flexible to suit.

  • Some of the typical dishes on this course are as follows:-
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Chicken Tikka
  • Seekh Kabab
  • Masala Lamb Chops
  • Poricha Meen (grilled fish fillets)
  • Kichadi (lentils, rice and vegetables)

The full day class will incorporate 3 or 4 dishes, a staple (rice or bread), and cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita, and a suitable dessert.

The menus for all the classes are created by the ISS, however your input is important so that we may accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have. It is essential that if this is the case, that you provide them in advance of the class date.

Prices includes all ingredients, a beer or a glass of wine, and the food cooked is for you to eat and take home (enough for 2).

To complete this course successfully we recommend you have 1 full day class.

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Foundation Course – Insight into Vegetarian Food →

The half day classes start at 10.00-1.00, and the full day 10.00-1.00 and 2.00-4.30. Times can be flexible to suit.

  • Some of the typical dishes on this course are as follows:-
  • Mushrooms in Garlic & Chilli
  • Aloo Gobi (potato and cauliflower)
  • Baingan Saag (aubergine and spinach)
  • Dry Chilli Paneer
  • Plain Basmati Rice & Pulao Rice (basmati rice with vegetables)

The half day class will incorporate a main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), and cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita.

The full day class will incorporate a starter, main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita, and a suitable dessert.

The menus for all the classes are created by the ISS, however your input is important so that we may accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have. It is essential that if this is the case, that you provide them in advance of the class date.

Prices includes all ingredients, a beer or a glass of wine, and the food cooked is for you to eat and take home (enough for 2).

To complete this course successfully we recommend you have a minimum of either 3 half day classes, or 2 full day classes.

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Intermediate Course – Special Vegetarian Dishes →

The half day classes start at 10.00-1.00, and the full day 10.00-1.00 and 2.00-4.30.

Times can be flexible to suit.

  • Some of the typical dishes on this course are as follows:-
  • Chickpea Flour Pancakes (with peppers and onion)
  • Paneer Tikka Masala
  • Dhal Triveni (three-lentil curry)
  • Green Beans, Peas & Aubergine
  • Kichadi & Biryani (lentils, rice and vegetables) & (layered rice and vegetable dish)
  • Please note the biryani will be classified as a main and staple (2 dishes)

The half day class will incorporate a main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), and cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita.

The full day class will incorporate a starter, main meal, a side dish, a staple (rice or bread), cachumber (cucumber, tomato, and onion salad) or raita, and a suitable dessert.

The menus for all the classes are created by the ISS, however your input is important so that we may accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have. It is essential that if this is the case, that you provide them in advance of the class date.

Prices includes all ingredients, a beer or a glass of wine, and the food cooked is for you to eat and take home (enough for 2).

To complete this course successfully we recommend you have a minimum of either 3 half day classes, or 2 full day classes.

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Advanced Course – Dinner Party Food (Vegetarian) →

This is only offered as a full day class, and starts at 10.00-1.00, and 2.00-4.30.

Times can be flexible to suit.

  • Some of the typical menus on this course are as follows:-
  • Menu 1 – Gobi Mattar (cauliflower with green peas), Paneer Makhni (Indian cheese in a creamy tomato sauce), Doodhi Chana Dhal (bottle gourd and chickpeas), Plain Basmati Rice, Cachumber (cucumber, onion and tomato salad) or Raita, and a suitable dessert.
  • Menu 2 – Khumb Palak (spicy stir-fried mushrooms and spinach), Dhal Makhni (lentils with cream and butter), Batata Nu Saak (spicy potatoes in a tomato sauce), Plain Basmati Rice, Cachumber (cucumber, onion and tomato salad) or Raita, and a suitable dessert.

The full day class will incorporate one set menu.

The menus for all the classes are created by the ISS, however your input is important so that we may accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have. It is essential that if this is the case, that you provide them in advance of the class date.

Prices includes all ingredients, a beer or a glass of wine, and the food cooked is for you to eat and take home (enough for 2).

To complete this course successfully we recommend you have a minimum of 2 full day classes.

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