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Learn to make Masala Rice and Lentil Stew in a private online class!

5.0 (8 Reviews)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English or Hindi

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Your host Kavitha
Kavitha has been in the food business for many years and ran an Indian street food business in the outdoor markets of Brooklyn and Manhattan. She has also hosted and catered vegan and vegetarian events. Kavitha comes from a family of yogis and people who believe that the key to good health lies in good nutrition. She has first-hand seen the positive effects that simple tweaks in nutrition can have on a person's physical, mental and spiritual health, without compromising on taste or experience. Kavitha's cuisine is all about a simple, plant-forward lifestyle. She is passionate about teaching guests an ayurvedic cleanse recipe for South Indian masala khichri (lentil and rice mash with spices, vegetables and ghee) and yogurt raita. It is perfectly balanced South Indian stew as per Ayurveda (the ancient Indian system of medicine and nutrition) - easily digested, grounding and detoxifying and totally delish!

Highlights
  • Learn to make a perfectly balanced South Indian stew as per Ayurveda and yogurt raita
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a New York resident
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in New York, USA (EDT))
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Great source of protein, carbs, probiotics, micro-nutrients and heart-healthy fats.
What will you cook together
  • South Indian masala khichri (rice and lentil stewed with spices, vegetables and ghee)
  • Yogurt and cucumber raita
Ingredients
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  • 1 tsp. chana lentil (split chickpeas)
  • 1 tsp. washed urad lentil (split skinless matpe lentil)
  • 1/2 tsp. fenugreek seeds
  • 4 large dry red Kashmiri chilies
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1.5 cups non-sticky short grain rice
  • 1.5 cups toor lentil (split yellow pigeon peas)
  • 6-8 green beans, cut into 1cm. pieces
  • 1 medium carrot, diced into 1cm. pieces
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup white onion diced into 1cm. pieces
  • 2 tbsp. ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 cup dry red kidney beans, soaked for 4 hours and boiled in water till al dente
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. red chilli powder (depending on how spicy you prefer)
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 8 cashews, roughly chopped into halves
  • 3 roma tomatoes, pureed
  • 1/2 cup tamarind juice
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp. cilantro leaves, chopped, for garnish
  • 1 cup 2% milk yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peeled and grated cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • Salt to taste

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Online Class Reviews
5.0 (8 Reviews)
Kavitha 7 July 2021
"We had such a great time with this class! Having the two cameras was so helpful and the instructions were easy to follow. Hearing about the history of the food was really neat and make it even more special. This was a full food experience and we loved it!!!... There were some weird family dynamics going on with my family on the other screen that I was not prepared for and you handled it so well. Thanks for making it such a special experience for Adam and myself! We loved it!"
Margot 5 April 2021
"Did this class as an online birthday surprise for a friend, and we all had a blast! The dosa recipe is a little challenging for those new to South Indian cooking (as we all were), but Kavitha was so helpful and patient with all our questions. Would highly recommend this class!"
Therese 27 February 2021
"This has really fun classes to take with a great teacher. The food has turned out amazing each time. Kavitha is clear in her instruction and very patient. We have been getting the recipes beforehand and they are well written as well. We have actually signed up for our third class which will take place tomorrow. Looking forward to it!"
Louisa 17 February 2021
"Kavitha was a great guide to making delicious crepes. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to get them right! She was a clear and responsive instructor and her directions were great."
Andrew 1 February 2021
"I love dosas in restaurants, and I've actually tried to make them before from the internet and from books, but it never really worked. But this class did! They were delicious, and it was actually easier than some of the recipes I've tried before. The coconut chutney may be the best one I've ever had, and the spicy potato filling was really good too. Really first rate."
Lindsay and Mark 25 January 2021
"Kavitha is patient, descriptive, and kind. She communicated well before and during the class. Before the course, she scheduled an additional session to prepare for the main session. While cooking together online she repeated directions and gave additional advice. She used two cameras to show her workspace and preparation. After the course was complete, she kindly followed up with tips and additional tools to make the next cooking experience better. I highly recommend Kavitha for your next online cooking class!"
Anonymous 17 January 2021
"Kavitha is a wonderful teacher - patient and knowledgeable"
Andrew 14 January 2021
"I've actually tried to make dosas several times before from recipes in books or on the internet, but Kavitha's class was the first time I got them to work; I'm really grateful. The spicy potato filling and accompanying chutney were also great, a really excellent brunch."
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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