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I teach fun and inspiring Indian cookery classes from my home in South West London. Whether you’re a novice cook or more experienced, I will share my belief that Indian food can be fresh, healthy and simple to make at home. You will learn how to cook traditional Indian dishes using recipes handed down through generations of my family and inspired by my travels around different regions of India. You will discover simple and delicious dishes that are easy to fit into your daily life. Meri Rasoi classes also make fantastic gifts for family or friends.


On this website you will also find some of my favourite family recipes to try at home. I help demystify Indian food through my recipes with clear and detailed steps to cooking every dish. I regularly teach most of these recipes in my classes and they are loved by everyone who has attended my courses. Every recipe also tells you a little health hack and ingredient story along with useful kitchen tips.


Latest Recipesfrom My Kitchen



Chicken cooked in a delicious and fragrant paste made with lots of fresh coriander, a hint...

Reviewswith love

  • Nidhi is a great teacher and she demystifies complex dishes with a lovely smile and great savoir-faire! You will end up with a confidence boost and a lovely meal to share!

    Marie Morice
  • A good relaxed atmosphere with a small group of people, lots of helpful tips on all aspects of Indian cookery (from the advanced to the very simple - no question too basic!), and several new recipes - all topped off with a delicious meal in pleasant company. Highly recommended.

    Paul Carter
  • Nidhi’s class has you cooking classic Indian dishes with confidence very quickly. She shows you just how it’s done in Indian homes and makes sure you understand key techniques so you can reproduce the real thing. We had a lot of fun and can now cook some of our favourite dishes to a decent standard. I expect to impress friends when I go back home!

    Joanna Hewitt
  • Nidhi’s class allowed me to go from thinking that Indian cuisine was a mysterious creation only obtainable from restaurants, to having the knowledge to cook a variety of the dishes I would have previously ordered

    Angela Crymble
  • Nidhi is so warm and lovely! I felt I was spending time with a good friend each week. She taught us many new recipes, all healthy and very delicious!! I highly recommend Nidhi’s classes to anyone from beginner to seasoned cooks. Be prepared to have loads of fun!!

    Jeanie Hosken


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