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Learn to make Diwali Sweets in a private online class!

4.93 (15 Reviews)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English

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Your host Reshma
Reshma's family makes this soft, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth dessert balls for Diwali and she is excited to teach you to make Besan Ladoos at home. I am sure Reshma's family recipe is going to be a your family favorite too! Another Indian sweet that you will learn in this class is Shahi Tukda, Indian bread pudding, Its origins are from the Mughal era and quite literally means 'piece of royalty'! As a child, Reshma spent a lot of her time watching her mother cook in the kitchen and later she went on to study at culinary school! Her dream is to start her own restaurant someday, until then she is excited to share her passion for food and cooking through her cooking classes.

Highlights
  • Learn to make two festive Indian sweets prepared during Diwali
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a local from Mumbai
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Mumbai, India (GMT+5:30))
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Travel from your own home and learn Indian culinary traditions!
  • Please note that this class is not available from 7- 14 Sep 2021
What will you cook together
  • Besan Ladoo (dessert balls made with gram flour)
  • Shahi Tukda (a dessert made with bread, thickened milk and nuts)
Ingredients
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  • 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 cups besan (gram flour), coarse
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 pods cardamom
  • 2 tbsp melon seeds (optional)
  • 2 tbsp cashew, chopped
  • 4 cups (1-liter) milk, full cream cow or buffalo milk
  • 1/4 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp saffron milk (a saffron threads soaked in warm milk)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 slices of bread, white or brown
  • 3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • A few dry fruits of your choice (cashews/almonds/pistachios), chopped

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4.93 (15 Reviews)
Cassie 17 May 2021
"Reshma was extremely fun to work with, and she was a very good instructor. The butter chicken and naan bread were absolutely delicious. She helped us at each step along the way, and for one of the group members who had a drier chicken, she was able to help them troubleshoot and save the meal. We all had so much fun and looking forward to doing another class in the future."
Paul 28 April 2021
"Reshma’s butter chicken and naan bread recipes were fabulous but just as important, her approach, with tips and meaningful conversation were truly memorable and delightful. I highly recommend Reshma and hope to learn additional recipes from her! Great experience!"
Emily 19 April 2021
"This was such a fun and unique experience. Reshma was knowledgeable, flexible patient and fun! The recipe was delicious and I feel confident that I will be able to repeat it again and she gave us ways we could switch it up too."
Mary and Mark 19 April 2021
"Reshma is a delightful, patient and thorough teacher ! We learned a lot! The advance information to get prepared was very helpful-thank you!!"
Cammy 25 March 2021
"I cannot recommend taking a class with Chef Reshma enough! She is very kind answering all questions and moves at the right pace for the group. Not only do you get a fantastic meal at the end, but you'll walk away having learned about local flavors and cooking techniques. I am also dairy free and she accommodated the entire recipe using with the substitutes I have available. If you want a memorable night full of good laughs and incredible food, Chef Reshma is your girl!"
Susan 23 March 2021
"My 13 year old grandson and I had a marvelous cooking experience with Reshma. She introduced us to an array of wonderful new spices. The chicken smelled as good as it tasted She tailored the recipes based on how our chicken “looked’ encouraging us to add more spices or mix it a bit more. The result was amazing! Ditto for the naan-can’t wait to make it again. Highly recommend Reshma to anyone who loves or wants to try Indian food"
Maggie 25 February 2021
"We had a wonderful cooking class with Reshma! She was incredibly informative, patient, and a joy to spend time with. The recipes were easy to follow and she was such a delight to have virtually in our kitchen. The food was delicious! We would definitely make the recipes and take another class with Reshma again!"
Sarah 31 January 2021
"We really enjoyed our experience with Reshma. She was very educated when we had questions and helped us along the way to make a very tasteful butter chicken. We would recommend this cooking class to anyone who loves Indian food or even wants to try it out. Such a great experience."
Nat 15 October 2020
"Reshma was terrific, she was incredibly patient with some novice chefs on our screens (we had 6 total screens). She did a great job interacting with each of us, sharing insight about the food but also shared about her culture."
Darryl Hebbes ( Mirjam Wolf ) 17 August 2020
"Reshma was fun and informative, she was always patient"
Deborah Denny 28 July 2020
"Reshma is a wonderful cook - she made the process of preparing butter chicken and naan easy to follow. We had several family members online - it was a great way to get together during Covid 19! Lots of fun - I'd highly recommend her class"
Lindsay 28 July 2020
"This class was fantastic! Reshma provided easy to follow instructions, provided insights into the ingredients and flavors and we made a delicious meal! Really fun way to pull together family members living all over right now. Even my 5-year-old nephew was engaged!"
Ryan Denny 28 July 2020
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Martha 25 June 2020
"First of all, this is only 4 stars instead of 5 because I am still sad we can't be taking these classes in person. The online format is the best it can be, but how I wish the world was open and I could have been there in Mumbai with Reshma! However, as an online experience, it was great! Reshma was friendly and fun and very patient with us. We went way over time, but Reshma never seemed to be rushing us even though it was late at night in India. Thank you for that expansive sense of time! Her instruction was perfect, the dishes were great, and it gave my family a great way to spend time together from 3 different states."
Katy 15 June 2020
"Reshma helped us create a truly amazing butter chicken and naan dinner and we have made the meal twice since : ) We've always wanted to try it but felt intimidated by recipes online, so it was awesome having this chance to be guided through the process by an expert. Reshma was super kind and easy to connect with. I was nervous about getting the time set up correctly from the US to India, but it was a very easy process to finding a time that worked for all. Would definitely try the Traveling Spoon again and have recommended to several friends who enjoy cooking and traveling."
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HOW IT WORKS
  • Submit your request and payment and receive confirmation details and recipe (typically within 48 hours)
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event