Saturday, November 11, 2023

Indian Culinary Classics: Biryani and Paneer


About Indian Culinary Classics: Biryani and Paneer

Join guest chef Shruti Mehta to master two classics of Indian cuisine!

The most popular Indian culinary dishes tend to originate in the northwest Indian states, including Punjab, where recipes were developed in the royal kitchens of the Muglah Empire (1526-1857), incorporating rich flavor profiles and multiple spices. Indians adapted and evolved these recipes, often making spicier versions. This hands-on class will feature two very special dishes from the north. First, we’ll make Vegetable Biryani (with layers of vegetables, spiced yogurt, and saffron speckled rice. We’ll also make flavorful Saag Paneer, a well-loved vegetarian side dish focusing on spinach and paneer – India’s fresh, acid-set soft cheese.

As part of Powisset Farm’s Guest Chef Series, Indian Culinary Classcis is taught by Shruti Mehta, who has been teaching Indian cooking to Boston-area Indian food aficionados for over 25 years. In addition to sharing the distinguished culinary traditions of India, Shruti is a designer of ethnic Indian clothing.

Included in this class:

  • Cooking demonstration and hands-on learning experience.
  • Instruction from an experienced, top-notch instructor.
  • Recipes to take home.
  • At the end of each class, the opportunity to enjoy the food you created.

If you would like to bring an adult beverage to class, please feel free.

Pre-registration is required. Registration closes 24 hours prior to class. Minimum of 6 people required for class to take place. Please Note: Powisset is NOT a nut-free or gluten-free kitchen.

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Cancellation Policy:  In the event The Trustees cancels a program due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify registrants by email and issue a full refund or transfer to another scheduled program within two weeks of the cancellation. To cancel a reservation, please contact Powisset Farm 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund. Refunds and transfers will not be granted for cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program.

*Food availability and prices have necessitated minor increases in the cost of cooking classes effective January 1, 2023

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