Make Authentic Dhal at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn about the culture of spices and introduce spices into your life at this online Indian cooking class.


Chai Walli
Chai Walli
5.0 (48)
Instagram followers15k

1.5 hours Class size 4 to 100

label $100 (or 4 payments of $25 Afterpay)

How it works
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Request your preferred time
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

If you're hungry for knowledge and want some inspiration for your mealtimes, learn about the culture of spices, how to introduce spices into your life and how to make a proper Indian dhal with Chai Walli's owner, Uppma Virdi.

Granddaughter of an Ayurvedic spice doctor, Uppma is a first-generation Indian Australian migrant who believes the flavours of life come from spices, teas and herbs. Spices are in her DNA and she's passionate about educating others on the importance of cooking with spices and their healing properties, she will share some of her best-kept secrets to using spices in your life.

A beautiful combination of heritage and innovation, Uppma will guide you through an array of different and unique spices that her family have been using for generations. She will also demonstrate her cooking skills by showing you how to make a mouth watering authentic Indian dhal at home.

You will get a sensory experience of spices that you will receive in your craft box to smell, touch, see and taste! If you're game, you can even join Uppma in making a dhal too!

If you're looking for something new to learn at home yourself or with a group of colleagues/friends, this is the ideal class to deepen your understanding of the culture of Indian spices. Uppma believes that no one should have a pre-made curry paste in their kitchen! So come and learn how to introduce whole spices into your life.

Please note: this class can also be requested at your facilities, workplace or venue. Please get in touch with the teacher directly to enquire about group and corporate packages.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Additional Attendee (No Kit) ($40)
  • Uppma's Mum's Signature Garam Masala Mix 45g ($20)
  • Jaggery (Indian Natural Sugar) 100g ($7)
  • Chai Infused Natural Soap (Australian Made) ($10)
  • Sticky Chai with Honey 250g ($30)
  • Chai Lover's Pack ($90)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly class.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Uppma's Mum's incredible Garam Masala mix which will be used as a base for lots of your cooking
  • A range of essential Indian spices including cumin, coriander, turmeric powder, ajwain, fennel seeds, chillies.
What you'll need
An appetite to learn :)
 
Your teacher
Chai Walli
Chai Walli

5.0 (48)
Instagram followers15k

Uppma is the granddaughter of an Ayurvedic doctor who specialised in herbs and spices. She is a first generation Indian Australian migrant who left her career as a lawyer to follow her passion to share her ancient family recipes with the world.

Frustrated with the lack of authenticity, she started Chai Walli to educate people on the genuine beauty of Indian teas and spices that her grandfather gifted her with.

Uppma grew up with her mother’s love of cooking ingrained in her veins. She uses her innate senses to balance spices according to their Ayurvedic elements and teach others the Art of Chai.

Leading a team of passionate individuals, Uppma runs her small Australian business with deep values. All the blends are formulated and created by Uppma using her love of natural wholesome ingredients and family recipes.

We are grateful that we can share our ritual of chai and our art of creating beautiful blends with you. Thank you for choosing to support artisan makers like us. Your love for quality handcrafted products means that we get to share cultural heritage and age old techniques in a modern light with you and many others.

We care deeply about the suppliers we work with. We choose to have a tea farm to tea cup policy, which allows us to support some truly amazing tea estates in India producing organic and fair trade teas.

Our humble beginnings started with Uppma blending spices in her parent’s basement recreating her grandfather’s blends. Today, we are proud to have several award winning and well renowned masala chai and spice blends which are experienced by our amazing customers all around the world.

So come, join Uppma, Australia's leading educator in all things flavour, spice and tea.

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