Monday, May 24, 2010

Indian Cooking Class

Friday, I had the honor of attending an Indian Auyrvedic cooking class with hosted by my lovely student, Shashi. Shashi started preparing Indian meals and teaching cooking classes for an organic food store when she lived in Colorado years ago. Shashi reviewed with us our Dosha's (Vita, Pita, Kapha) and how our body types and personalities should help determine what we ingest in order to bring balance to our Dosha. It also takes into account your age, season (hot or cold), etc. (Link to Dosha quiz.)

We prepared and devoured:
Kadhai Paneeer with Bell Pepper (homemade cheese, cilantro, bell peppers, red onions & tomatoes pureed and made into a gravy with ginger, chili powder, turmeric, cardamom, masala, almonds)
Muthia (steamed spinach kabob)
Moong Dal Khichari (brown rice, lentils, cumin, chili pepper, bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, black peppercorns, asafetida powder)
Roti (similar to whole wheat tortillas)

It's confirmed that I am so not a true foodie when the only photos that I took were of the participants- I completely forgot to capture what we ate! If you're interested in taking one of her classes here in Katy, TX, send her an email: shashiji@gmail.com.


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