Celebration of Dals


Discover the delicious diversity of dal in this hands-on cookery class hosted out of my private kitchen. I am delighted to be hosting this class as part of the Dal Trail across the UK for a nationwide celebration of dal and similar dishes of beans, peas, lentils and other pulses – “delicious and nutritious seeds for a sustainable future”.

This one-off vegetarian/vegan class will be all about dals. You will learn about the long tradition and heritage of cooking with pulses within Indian cuisine. We will explore a range of recipes from North India and make a dhaba style Chana Dal, Pindi Chole inspired by a family recipe and even make Rotis with a dal dough along with some other delicious accompaniments. We will then enjoy the results of your work over lunch. You will be inspired by these easy, everyday dal recipes that can help you include more pulses in your diet.

As part of this experience, you will gain valuable tips to set up your own little Indian kitchen and preparing basics such as spice blends, pastes etc to make your life easier when cooking Indian food. We also spend time discussing and going through my spice pantry which will leave you with a greater understanding of the application and benefits of various spices used every day in Indian cooking.

My classes are hands-on, fun and sociable.  We will start the day with a cup of masala chai while discussing the menu. You will then roll up your sleeves and get stuck in preparing the dishes after which we will sit down together and enjoy the food you’ve cooked, or you can take food home if you prefer.

Aprons, recipe sheets and all ingredients are provided and all you need to bring is your enthusiasm and a healthy appetite for delicious home food!

The 2019 British Dal Festival will feature events and an expanded Dal Trail across the UK for a nationwide celebration of dal and similar dishes of beans, peas, lentils and other pulses – “delicious and nutritious seeds for a sustainable future”.

The second British Dal Festival will run for the week from Sunday 10th February 2019, expected to be designated by the United Nations as the first ever World Pulse Day in recognition of the contribution pulses make to health, nutrition, food security, biodiversity and fighting climate change.

The Dal Festival will celebrate pulses, their many benefits, and the local flavours and traditions that cooks around the world bring to such versatile ingredients.
https://britishdalfestival.com/

  • Chana Dal (Bengal gram lentils cooked North Indian style)
  • Dal Rotis (Indian flatbreads made using cooked Chana dal)
  • Pindi Chole (White chickpeas cooked in an assortment of powdered spices, fresh ginger & green chillies)
  • Kachumber Salad
  • Boondi Raita
  • Raitas are flavoured yogurts
Class date:
Saturday, 9th February, 2019
Class times:
10am – 1pm
Location:
Raynes Park, SW20. London (Full address will be shared upon booking)
Includes:
Complimentary apron, recipe sheets, all ingredients
Price:
Prices mentioned are per person

My boyfriend and I attended Nidhi’s workshop a couple of weeks ago and we were really impressed. Nidhi is a fantastic teacher, not only showing us all of the detailed recipes but also the individual spices involvement in the recipes. We got to try making all the dishes as well as eat them after. I would thoroughly recommend. Thank you Nidhi for such a fun morning!

Kirsty Elliott
£ 75.00
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