Vegetarian Indian Cooking Class

Learn how to make a six-course Indian vegetarian feast with someone special



5 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $180 (or 4 payments of $45 Afterpay)

Cook and eat your very own six-course Indian feast in this intensive but practical workshop.

Indian food connoisseur, cook and writer, Bhavna Kalra, invites foodies for a 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 five-hour 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 a hearty Indian meal and where to find them
  • Practice Indian cooking techniques and learn tips and tricks;
  • Enjoy eating one of the best six-course Indian Feast ever!

After the class, you will come away with knowledge on how to easily prepare your delicious curries, Dals, and meat-based dishes. We hope this will then motivate you to add 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:
  • Dal Fry in Instant pot
  • A delicious vegetable dish (one of our most popular dishes)
  • Paneer Lababdar
  • Chickpeas or jackfruit curry with the base sauce
  • Lemon rice or Spinach & Corn rice
  • Mushroom Korma
  • Stuffed flatbread

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

Please note:
  • This is not a 100% hands on class.
  • All the vegetables etc will be chopped so there will be minimal handling of common ingredients
  • 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 vegetarian Indian cuisine
 
What you'll get
  • All ingredients and recipes
  • Materials provided
  • Sit down lunch or dinner after the workshop
  • Goodie bag to take home so you can start cooking
  • Nibbles to eat before and during the class with our signature chutnies
  • There will be a provision to purchase Alcohol at the restaurant before or during the class
What to bring
  • Bring an apron
  • Have your vaccination certificate ready, this is a requirement from the NSW Govt
  • If you have long hair, tie it back
  • Bring your own favorite drink. Indian food goes really well with a Crisp Chardonnay or beer
  • An appetite and enthusiasm to cook!
Suitable for

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

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

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


The Modern Desi is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

Maximum of 12 people per class only
Do a Temp check of people who attend
Provide hand sanitizers
All materials provided and used will be clean and sanitized
Ensure good ventilation
Masks & Gloves used
Location

Whiteside Street, North Ryde NSW

Your teacher can also travel within 25 kms of North Ryde for private classes

Your teacher
The Modern Desi
The Modern Desi

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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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Lynette Hoare Jun 2022


Bhavna is a fabulous host - full of interesting info, highly skilled and funny as hell.
B was super prepared and the day ran smoothly so the time just whizzed by.
Food was delicious and small group made for excellent dining conversation.
Loved every minute.

Janet Behenna May 2022


Practical lessons in making and balancing indian spices in fun way. Hands on practice made the day
it even memorable. Did not go home hungry.

Jane Qiu Mar 2022


Beautiful food and even more beautiful the history behind - super inspiring and insightful. Thank you so much:)

Paula Dutton Feb 2022


Bhavana is an incredible person, generous with her time and knowledge. She made the class so interesting that time seemed to fly by. Her home is welcoming and very clean. We learnt a lot in one afternoon as the the dishes carefully chosen. I would definitely recommend this class.

Michael Falk Jan 2022


Bhavna’s class was exceptional. Bhavna is a charismatic and enthusiastic teacher. She invited us into her apartment, where we were greeted with a delicious selection of homemade chutneys. The afternoon whizzed by as she entertained us with anecdotes and explanations of her cooking. We made six—or was it seven?—dishes, which were fragrant and spicy and perfectly textured. Bhavna is a very skilled cook, with numerous tips and tricks that I will certainly use in my cooking from now on. Dhanyavad Bhavna

Ekaterina Kullengren Jan 2022


It was so great. The food was the best Indian food I've ever had. My partner really enjoyed it as well.

Cooking workshop review by Ekaterina Kullengren

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Charles Sas Jan 2022


Thank you Bhavna for a great cooking experience. I had a great time and food was great. The small number of people in the class was small which is perfect as it felt that we were getting a one-on-one session with lots of hands on time. Enjoyed it very much.

Jennifer Truong Dec 2021


Bhavna was such an amazing and passionate teacher. Her class was so insightful. She not only taught us about Indian cooking but the rich history behind each dish and ingredient. I can’t wait to apply my knowledge to our weekly cooking. Thank you so much for an amazing time. Indian cooking doesn’t feel so scary anymore thanks to Bhavna.

Jason Todd Nov 2021


Great teacher and really delicious food, learnt a lot and would recommend to every one!

Jackson Morand Jun 2021


A great class from an extremely engaging, knowledgeable and helpful teacher. Thanks for the lesson!

Taj Davis May 2021


Fun, informative, and delicious! Bhavna makes Indian cooking simple and easy to do, and gave us some good recipes

Fynn Cameron May 2021


Amazing value, such a rich immersion into real Indian culture and food. It was an intimate cooking class teaching you about flavours, spices and new cooking techniques. Fantastic for beginners and those looking to unskill!
Can’t forget the yummy foods you get to take home to fill you up for the following days! 10/10

Cooking workshop review by Fynn Cameron

Destiny Valencia Mar 2021


My partner and I had such an amazing time during this class. Bhavna was a wonderful host, who is very passionate about what she teaches. She shared with us a wealth of knowledge about Indian cuisine, spices and ingredients. She also shared the history of the spices and various ways they can be used.

Bhavna welcomed us into her home and made us feel very comfortable throughout the class. She prepared a booklet and a goodie bag for us to take home - including a number of different ingredients as well as very generous portions of all of the food we’d cooked together on the day.

Would absolutely recommend this to anyone who’s interested in Indian cuisine, regardless of their cooking skill level.

Sophia Tran Feb 2021


Bhavna was an amazing teacher, she was so warm, engaging and knowledgeable. We had a fun time learning how to cook a variety of delicious Indian vegetarian dishes and eating our meal together at the end. We left with plenty of leftovers, a booklet full of information and recipes, and a goodie bag with spices! I would recommend this experience to anyone, even a beginner cook like myself :)

Vegetarian Indian Cooking Class review by Sophia Tran

Melanie Poyntz Feb 2021


Amazing day
A warm welcome and friendly smile as we entered the cooking class
I have learnt so much today and we made tasty fabulous food which we sat and ate and chatted with our teacher
I would recommend to do this class if you enjoy Indian cuisine ❤️

Cooking workshop review by Melanie Poyntz
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