Simply Vegetarian

Vegetarian food is at the heart of Indian cuisine and offers a huge variety to choose from. In this class you will learn to create a delicious vegetarian menu using a range of ingredients such as lentils, pulses, various vegetables, rice, paneer (Indian cottage cheese) etc.

The dishes taught in these classes vary considering ingredients and food that is generally available and consumed during different times of the year. The menu typically includes two vegetarian dishes along with rice and accompaniments (raita or chutney). In addition to cooking these classic recipes, you will also learn about the history, traditions and stories behind these dishes.

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 or lassi 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!


  • Matar Paneer Masala (Peas and Paneer cooked in a masala garnished with fenugreek)
  • Adraki Gobi Aloo (Cauliflower and potatoes cooked with fresh ginger and turmeric)
  • Jeera Basmati Rice (Basmati rice flavoured with cumin and onions)
  • Cucumber Mint Raita (Yogurt with grated cucumber and mint)


  • Dal Makhni (Delicious black lentils slow cooked with red kidney beans)
  • Bhindi or Okra Masala (Okra delicately cooked in a simple assortment of spices, onion and potato)
  • Jeera Matar Pulao (Basmati rice cooked with cumin and peas)
  • Pineapple Mint Raita (Yogurt flavoured with pineapple and mint)
Class times:
10am – 1pm
Raynes Park, SW20 (Full address will be shared upon booking)
Group size:
Up to 8 people (if booking for more than 4 people please consider booking a private class)
Complimentary apron, recipe sheets, all ingredients
Prices mentioned are per person

If bought as a gift the voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

What a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning, and a delicious way to spend the lunchtime! Nidhi's class was relaxed and hands on, and no question went unanswered. I signed-up so I could learn some basics about Indian cooking, and I came away with much more. Truly inspiring and highly recommended!

Kirsty Lister
£ 75.00
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