Cooking classes

We invite you to embark on a culinary journey with us.You can immerse yourself in the Indian cuisine rich with spices and curries under the guidance of a senior vegetarian delicacy chef.

You will be participating hands-on in the preparation process and learn about the practical use of a large variety of spices.you receive our school kitchens own recipe book to take home with you. With this, you will be able to prepare the dishes for your loved ones at home.

Our course types:

South Indian

Delicious south Indian fare including idlis [steamed rice cakes], dosas [vegetarian pancake] and vadas [fried and filled tasty doughnuts] with 3 types of fresh coconut-based chutneys and a traditional matching curry. You will learn how to prepare the paste required for the preparation of dosas and how to make the dosa so tasty, smooth, soft and round, the way to steam idlis and how to flavor the freshly ground coconut chutneys with traditional spices, nuts, vegetables and fresh herbs.You will do a hands-on preparation of the typical south Indian curry.

Course duration 3 hours

Price per person:1200 INR

Cooking south Indian food at Aranya Yoga Ashram

The Royal Thali

An 11-course culinary preparation: The Royal Thali-

Starting with:

Masala chai-cinnamon and cardamom spiced black tea with milk

Samosas-vegetable filled triangle shaped patties

Koftas-Indian version of vegetarian cutlets

Coconut Chutney-a coconut based creamy spread

Naan/chapati –indian flat dry bread

Palak paneer-spinach and Indian cheese curry

Dal fry-Indian yellow lentil preparation

Jeera rice-rice dish seasoned with cumin and clarified butter

Raita-a yogurt based vegetable dip

Papadam-large sized crispy cracker

Lassi–a yogurt based smoothie

Course duration 4-5 hours

Price per person 1800 INR

Indian flat loaves of bread and curries

Learn how to knead the dough thoroughly for a variety of Indian flat bread such as naan, chapati and parathas and how to bake them. Accompanied by a coconut chickpea curry and a potato cauliflower masala curry. Learn using the traditional spices for different curries and the secrets of giving the finely toasted taste to the bread.

Course duration 2.5 to 3 hours

Price per person 1200 INR

Farmers Thali (South Indian)

The standard south Indian lunch fare consisting of rice, dal fry, spicy curry and coconut chutney ; concluding with the  famous indian banana lassi .You will learn how to prepare the famous yellow Indian lentil  and a  vegetable curry. Practice which spices to use to season the curry and dal. How to get the coconut out of its shell and how to prepare different types of chutney;all served on banana leaf.

Course duration 3 hours

Price per person 1200 INR

Sattvik food classes at Aranya Yoga Ashram

Vegan

The vegan thali. Masala chai prepared with fresh coconut milk. Kichadi, an ayurvedic rice/dal combination with spices.the traditional palak paneer prepared with tofu instead of cheese. A seasonal salad with sprouts and fresh herbs. One vegetable vegan smoothie of your choice.

Course duration 3 hours

Price per person 1200 INR

Sattvic food

A culinary especially based on the foundations of spiritual and righteous living and wholesome foods according to Ayurveda. These are traditional preparations for special Hindu festival days.

Without the use of onion or garlic. All dishes prepared with fruit category food items. No grains used.

Use of tapioca, buckwheat, fruit rice.Use of dried raisins and nuts.Spices like clove, cardamom, pepper, and cinnamon.

Tapioca dish=sweet with a variety of nuts and dried fruits

Buckwheat bread=non grain small bread

Gajjar ka halwa-a sweet made from carrots

Course duration 3 hours

Price per person: 1200 INR

Requirements for joining this course

Max.group size 8 person

Min group size 2 person

Courses need to be booked AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE and online a minimum 48 hours prior to the intended course date.Courses are held every Monday and Thursday OR ON PRIOR APPOINTMENT for any other day.

Courses once booked cannot be refunded but can be taken at a later date or transferred to another person.

We also offer to teach specific dishes on request and could put together a menu according to your wish.

For this kind of course menu kindly send us an email.