The Art of Indian Cooking at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to cook Indian food without any stress in your own home

3 hours Class size 4 to 30

label $120 - $350 ($120 for Class and box for one, $250 for Class and box for two, $350 for Class and box for 4)
How it works
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Cook and eat your very own four-course Indian feast in this intensive but practical live online class.

Indian food expert, cook and writer, Bhavna Kalra, invites foodies for a hands-on, informative and delicious class on Indian cooking using seasonal vegetables.

If you are someone who loves ordering a Curry, fancy cooking it or just enjoy eating delicious, authentic and hearty Indian food, then this class is made for you!

In this two-and-a-half-hour online cooking class, you will:

  • Discover the food history of the Indian dishes we will be cooking
  • Learn about “Spices 1, 2, 3” - a valuable rundown on spices you need to cook authentic Indian food and where to find them
  • Practice Indian cooking techniques and learn tips and tricks
  • Enjoy eating one of the best four-course Indian feasts ever!

After the class, you will come away with knowledge on how to easily prepare your authentic and delicious Indian curries, Dals and meat-based dishes. We hope this will then motivate you to add a wholesome, healthy Indian way of cooking to your home-cooked, fresh meals.

This class will also give you the confidence to be familiar with spices and lentils that you can use when cooking other dishes and cuisine.

On the menu:
  • Mushroom Korma OR Chickpeas Curry Or Chicken Curry
  • Aloo Gobi - Potatoes & Caulflower
  • Dal
  • Pulao (Lemon Rice OR Corn & Spinach pulao)
  • Beetroot or Cucumber raita

If you are doing a group booking for eight, we can change the menu as per your requirement. We also cater to food intolerances, so let us know if you cannot have one of the dishes below and we will arrange something else for you.

Please note:
  • Due to the availability of the ingredients sometimes we may change the menu.
  • This course is suitable for people who are gluten intolerant, vegan and/or vegetarian.
  • In unforeseen circumstances should we have to reschedule the class, we will notify you in advance and give you new dates to choose from.

Knowledge required
  • Beginners OR experts who want to learn how to get started OR learn more about Indian cuisine.
  • Kids over 13 years welcome, as long as accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Recipes
  • A box of dry ingredients
  • A box of vegetables arrange ready to collect from your local woolies or coles (Pick up by participants a day before the class). We can also arrange delivery of this box at an extra $15
  • Checklist to prep before the class
What you'll need
  • An apron
  • Please wear closed-in shoes
  • Hair lackey to tie your hair back
  • Your favourite beverage to pair with the meal
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is great for virtual team building activities at home. Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

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

Your teacher
The Modern Desi
The Modern Desi

5.0 (74)

A passionate cook connecting cultures with food. Serving real Indian feasts with stories.

On a mission to teach people that there is more to Indian food than Butter chicken and Rogan Josh. My love for food is infused with storytelling and memories so you can understand and appreciate where the ingredients came from and how easy it is to whip up a six to seven-course Indian meal any day of the week.

Verified reviews

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Alex Kopczynski Jun 2022

My family and I had a great experience with Bhavna's Indian cooking class. The lesson was at a pace my 13 and 10 year old could follow, while still teaching us all valuable cooking skills.

At least one of the recipes will be in our regular cooking rotation. Thanks for sharing your culture and cooking expertise with us Bhavna!

Faguni Motiani Mar 2022

Thank you so so so much for teaching me to cook today! I didn't really know how they would turn out but actually, everything tasted AMAZING! My partner absolutely loved them as well and he was so proud of me.

I always thought cooking would be the hardest thing ever but you helped me see that I can actually cook!

Karen Zwaan-Dowley Mar 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Patient, friendly and very helpful teacher with a well structure plan that ran perfectly to time.

Shawn Phua Mar 2022

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

The Indian Vegan online class, The Art of Indian Cooking at Home was interesting with different food ingredients.

Ranya Chikhaoui Dec 2021

The teacher was amazing! Although I was only watching the class, I enjoyed how precise, in depth and patient the teacher was. She answered every question I had and listened to what I asked. Would definitely recommend this Indian cooking class to anyone who wants to learn.

Theodore Cook Dec 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Very friendly teacher and had a great experience.
Would be happy to do more classes.

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Jaron Cohen Nov 2021

Food was delicious, feeling very full and everyone loved it. The teachers was very engaging and inclusive always checking that we were keep up.

Sarah Brunson Oct 2021

Bhavna was knowledgable and a great host! She took us through each step clearly and made cooking some slightly intimidating dishes really easy. Wonderful tips along the way too that we’ll definitely benefit from whenever coming back to cook these meals.
Fab way to celebrate our wedding anniversary Thanks Bhavna!

David Speller Oct 2021

What a great lesson. Really clear instruction throughout and the meal was superb. Very different to anything I’ve cooked before and my family loved it.
Thanks so much for running the lesson.

Toni Gardener Oct 2021

This was an excellent class! The food was fantastic and the instructions were great. Bhavna was a delight - she is funny, helpful, generous and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend! We had a fabulous feast at the end and enjoyed this class very much.

The Art of Indian Cooking at Home review by Toni Gardener

Stella McGinn Sep 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended

we had a great afternoon and learned alot. Will defintely use these recipes and feel less intimdated by Indian cooking. Thanks B

Leree Rogers Sep 2021

Bhavna was excellent, explained everything and kept us all working together. We have never used that much spice in one meal before! Magic and delicious

Cooking workshop review by Leree Rogers

Melissa Dutton Sep 2021

A fun way to learn new dishes, and tips cooking Indian cuisine. Bhavna is a great teacher, and very helpful throughout the cooking process and
the end product are delicious meals to enjoy.

Thomas Niccol Sep 2021

Thank you so much for such a fantastic evening. This is the perfect lockdown activity. Bhavna has managed to make cooking via zoom, simple, fun and most certainly delicious. You will also have many lunches and dinners following the class Definitely will be back! Thanks again.

Jacqueline Veldhuis Sep 2021

49 ClassBento workshops attended • 26 reviews

What an amazing class

Fun. The flavours smells and colours

So well organised.
I learnt so much not just about Indian cooking but also history and culture

I would highly recommend this class

If you are doing the class open the box earlier. Than I dis. There is a bit of prep

And check what size pans you need and how many

You will have enough food for the whole week

Thank you

Jacqueline Veldhuis Sep 2021

49 ClassBento workshops attended • 26 reviews

so much wonderful food
Indian cuisine is something that I am new to and now love
the smell in the kitchen was delicious and everything was so bright and colourful
a lot to follow and keep up with and I wish I had not opened the box 5 min before class as there was a lot of prep work to do

One suggestion would be to be aware how many pans you are going to need and what size/types of pans

I learnt a lot about not just the Indian food but culture and history

I would recommend this class to anyone

we have enough food left for the rest of the week

Thank you

Jesse Richards Sep 2021

Such an unreal experience. I could not recommend this more! Bhavna was so much fun and a fantastic cook. We will be doing this again.

Eric Emerick Sep 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

The best cooking class I have ever attended. Though the ingredient list is lengthy, the host made it super simple and was so supportive. The food is delicious, house smells amazing. Can’t get enough!

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