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 $165

Learn how to create your own six-course Indian vegetarian feast in a practical and intensive workshop with a friend, partner, parent or colleague in a intimate group of 6 people or less.

Join writer and Indian food enthusiast, Bhavna Kalra, for an evening of wholesome goodness, as you learn all about the basics of vegetarian Indian cooking using seasonal vegetables.

You’ll come away with a whole lot of knowledge on how to prepare your curries, Dals, and vegetable dishes that will become a staple in your kitchen. Not only will this fun cooking class give you the confidence to get familiar with the spices and lentils that you can use in everyday cooking but will also give you practical tips on how to incorporate a wholesome Indian way of cooking in your daily life.

During the class, we will cover:

  • A history of the origin of the dishes we will cook during the class
  • Spices 1 – 2 – 3: A rundown on what spices do you need in your kitchen to cook Indian food and where to find them
  • Being a vegetarian with Indian cuisine

After the class, you will get to sit down and share the meal that you have cooked lovingly with your own hands.

On the menu:
  • Dal Fry in an instant pot
  • A delicious vegetable dish (one of our most popular dishes)
  • A base sauce to make your curries
  • Chickpeas or jackfruit curry with the base sauce
  • Lemon rice
  • Mushroom Korma
  • Stuffed flatbread

If you are doing a group booking for six people, 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:
  • 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.

Please note: This course is suitable for people who are gluten intolerant, vegan and/or vegetarian.

COVID safety: Due to the current COVID situation, the organiser will be taking the utmost precaution to ensure that the participants are safe. There will be a temperature check conducted on the premises and hand sanitisers provided.

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
What to bring
  • Bring an apron
  • If you have long hair, tie it back
  • An appetite and enthusiasm to cook!
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

The Modern Desi has had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

Maximum of 6 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

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

5.0 (29)

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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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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