Sri Lankan and Indian Cooking Class

Join this interactive cooking class hosted by INDU and The Modern Desi

3.5 hours Class size 1 to 11 (public classes), 10 to 20

label $160 (or 4 payments of $40 Afterpay)

Looking for the best things to do in Sydney for foodies? INDU and The Modern Desi have collaborated to create an exciting series of cooking experiences!

Over a few hours on a Saturday lunchtime, you will get the opportunity to informally learn to cook some of the INDU classics. This class is predominantly demonstration-based but you and others in your group will be invited into the kitchen to help prepare a range of different dishes. Throughout the class all beverages are included at no additional cost.

You will also learn about the ingredients that are the heart of Sri Lankan and Indian cooking and share a few stories and laughs with your fellow lunch companions.

Below are some examples of dishes you may cook on the day:

  • Ammas Daal
  • Lemon and cashew rice
  • Eggplant Moju
  • Chicken Xacuti
  • Jackfruit Xacuti
  • Beetroot Raita

Once the cooking is finished, you will enjoy a feast over lunch and a few glasses of wine, as you connect with those around you at the table. The best part? No cooking experience is needed and anyone can come along to learn how to cook these popular dishes.

At the end of this cooking class, you will take home a recipe booklet and a range of notes from the class.

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly class.
What you'll get
  • Recipe booklet to take away with all recipes cooked on the day, including all recommended spices, where to purchase and the recommended brands.
  • A goody bag of spices to take away after the class.
  • Drinks provided for the entire duration of the event.
What to bring
Please wear enclosed shoes.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


INDU Dining, Angel Place, Sydney NSW

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We believe that the best form of hospitality is that found in the home, and it’s our aim to bring village culture to our guests. Our food is coastal and village inspired, and we pride ourselves on using the freshest and most seasonal produce.

Opened in historic Angel Place in November 2015, INDU has been delighting Sydney locals for years with its dimly lit, terracotta-clad basement under George Street. Come and experience our rural flavours and cookery elements of southern-Indian and Sri Lankan villages for yourself.

By providing you with a feast for the senses, we enable a lasting bond with the villages we borrow from. INDU has partnered with ACFID accredited grassroots organisation, Palmera, to establish the Village to Village Program.

Our program will enable communities to build thriving village economies through building the infrastructure for local village enterprises.

V2V’s first project is to build a chicken coup in Northern Sri Lanka. This project will directly assist 20 widows from war-torn Sri Lanka who have been displaced by civil war by providing them employment to generate a meaningful income. The program provides job security, skills training, and vertical business opportunities such as crop farming.

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Eoin Varley Jan 2022

Bhavna was so bubbly, welcoming and created a really warm and comfortable learning environment for the class. Her wisdom is endless and she was constantly sharing tips not just about cooking with spices but also using them in everyday life through Ayurveda.
INDU is the perfect venue, it feels like you've stepped into another world away from the busy city. The smell of spices fills the restaurant which is decorated beautifully.
All food, drinks and ingredients were of exceptional quality.
The 3 hours in the kitchen followed by a full banquet feast and endless drinks was well worth the money- highly recommend
We learnt many techniques that are applicable to countless dishes. We left with newfound confidence to get back into the kitchen and start cooking delicious Indian and Sri Lankan dishes!

Damian Ennis Jan 2022

Bhavna was a wonder teacher. She was engaging and the food was amazing!

Indu is a perfect venue for a cooking class - the open Kitchen is perfect for the class.

The notes provided were great, and make it more likely to cook the dishes myself.

The take-home packs a were perfect touch.

Would recommend to any one.

Geanne Merrick Jan 2022

A great enthusiastic friendly teacher
Loved all the food and we have been given full recipes which is so helpful
Having lunch with all participants is a very pleasant way to have lunch and wine and drinks included throughout the event. Thank you

Katie McDonagh Dec 2021

Fantastic class at a favourite restaurant, Indu. B was a great teacher, very knowledgeable and super enthusiastic. Thoroughly enjoyed this class and would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn about the foundations of Indian cooking, especially plant based dishes. Definitely value for money! Many thanks to B and Indu for a lovely evening.

Jenny Yang Dec 2021

Great food. The spices and smells were amazing. It was lovely learning about all the common spices used and the take home goodies. Would have loved more opportunities to be handson but this was a lovely workshop

Anna Yastrebov Dec 2021

Absolutely wonderful experience Had such a great time, great value for money with drinks and food included.

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Silvia Stuckey Dec 2021

This was a fantastic class, the teacher was very passionate and fun. We made so many dishes and had such a feast accompanied by free alcohol at Indu restaurant

Philip Copeland Dec 2021

Great teacher and we learnt really useful techniques to give us a good base for cooking Indian with confidence

Kathryn Noble Dec 2021

Great class, great teacher. Easy to follow instructions in a light hearted environment. Would recommend

Guy Collishaw Dec 2021

What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday! Bhavna was an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and fun teacher! Aaron from INDU was the perfect host, keeping our glasses topped up and organising the day.
INDU is a lovely venue for dinner, and also really works for the class. The little alcove we were assigned initially to chat and later to eat has a lovely ambience:
We learned lots about basic rules of storing and cooking spices - whole and ground as well as some basics on creating a base for a dish and how it can be interchanged with different spices and proteins. A vey interactive class with lots of laughs!

Cooking workshop review by Guy Collishaw

Robert Miller Dec 2021

she was absolutely wonderful and competent with a great sense of humour and extensive knowledge about her subject. most enjoyable experience

Jo-Anne Avellano Dec 2021

Great cooking session - excellent teacher and lovely environment. Would recommend to others to attend the course. Value for money.

Morag Mortish Dec 2021

A great day of fun , learning new cooking tips and enjoying scrupulously healthy Indian food .

The Mango Lassi was the best I’ve ever had ! And I used to live in Delhi

Katrina Tognazzi Nov 2021

Excellent cooking class! Fun and informative and something I can actually recreate at home. It was such a joy to have Bhavna take us through the recipes and it was so much fun. Cannot wait to join another one of her classes! Indu is one of my favourite places to eat in the CBD and this is a perfect combination - great drinks, great food and great atmosphere. Thank you so much Indu and Bhavna. Highly recommend and will be telling everyone about this experience :)

Sri Lankan and Indian Cooking Class review by Katrina Tognazzi

Connie Trapani Nov 2021

B was an informative, funny & passionate instructor.
She really knows her stuff & gives great suggestions that are not on the class menu.
Really enjoyed her class & would take again in a heartbeat.
Highly recommend!

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