hungry desi at home

hungrydesi at home spices

I taught a cooking class.  I FINALLY did it.  After talking about it, thinking about it, planning on doing it but then changing my mind, I finally just did it.  And it was a lot of fun.  A little stressful to cook, talk and teach at the same time, but I did it.  And it was a blast.  I had a friend invite 6 students over to my apartment and we spent a few hours gathered around the kitchen cooking mattar paneer, aloo gobi and moong dal, talking about spices and shopping for them and trading tips on cutting, peeling and pots.  It was a lot of fun, and I plan to do it again very soon!

fried paneer

Before everyone came over, I fried a block of cubed paneer for the mattar paneer.

hungrydesi at home food

Other than that step, we made everything together in class with each everybody doing a little bit of everything – cutting, peeling, stirring together.  And at the end of about 2 hours, we sat down together for a warming meal.

surya at cooking class

And we were joined by one little pint sized gourmand who wasn’t allowed to participate in class…and seemed really happy that it was over so she could have her mommy back.

10 responses to “hungry desi at home”

  1. I may be biased but my little niece might be the cutest little baby out there! That is an adorable photo….we can’t wait to see her again!

    And congrats on the class–very exciting!! xx

  2. Congrats on your first class. Everything on the plate looks yummy.. Your daughter is just adorable.. awwwwwww.. Have a great weekend.

  3. What a great picture! We are so proud of all of your accomplishments 🙂
    Will you teach a class in Delaware?

  4. I wish we still lived near each other. I would love to be a student in your cooking class. It looks like so much fun, and I love the little masala jars. Surya is absolutely beautiful.

  5. Man, I wish I could’ve come. I’ve decided I need to start cooking Indian food, because it’s so veggie friendly and because it’s one of my hubby’s favorite foods. I just need to go to our Indian store and buy all the spices.
    Surya looks SO cute and cuddly in that picture!

    • Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and interest about the cooking class. It was a tough decision to take time away from my weekend hours with Surya so I really appreciate the encouragement. For those of you who emailed about wanting to take the next class, I will keep you in the loop!

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