Indian Cooking Class Singapore
Indian food combines techniques from many other cuisines and encompasses the whole palette of flavours – spicy, sour, sweet and hot all at the same time, making it into something that wants to jump off the plate and gives one a titillating food experience. For one to properly understand the various dishes and flavours that make up Indian cuisine, a judicious knowledge of the use of spices is encouraged. There are up to 30 differences spices that can be used in Indian dishes, and an infinite number of ways to use them.
Indian dishes usually involve the use of a great variety of ingredients and spices. As such, it is common that any inadequate or sub-par preparation of these items could result in a dish that does not turn out as originally intended. The vegetables might be of the wrong size, the curd might be a little too sour, the coconut might be a bit too rich, or the curry might turn out a little too oily. It is difficult to get everything right without a little help and guidance on the way.
Finding The Right Instructor
To prepare an authentic Indian dish, it is imperative to engage the help of a chef instructor who has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all the ingredients and spices, both common and uncommon ones, which goes into the making of an Indian dish.
At Chef Tales, we have a highly-skilled and knowledgeable Indian chef who will be an ideal choice in conducting culinary classes for you. The Indian Cooking Lessons we offer promise to teach you the nuances of Indian cooking and the necessary skills required to whip up a table of multi-course, authentic Indian dishes.
Types Of Indian Food
Curries from this region usually have thick and creamy gravies, with moderate spiciness. The use of dried fruits and nuts is common in everyday foods. Dairy products such as milk, cream, cottage cheese, ghee, and yoghurt play crucial roles in the cooking of both savoury and sweet dishes.
South Indian cuisines are perhaps the spiciest of all Indian food. Meals are centred around rice-based dishes, which involves curried vegetables, curried meat and a host of coconut-based chutneys and poppadoms. This is also the region which is famous for the South indian filter coffee.
This region is most renowned for their unrivaled love for sweets and deserts. Some of the most popular and world-famous sweets are of Eastern Indian origins. Simple is the key word for most food here, and preparations are not elaborate. Steaming and frying are the most popular methods of cooking dishes.
The most diverse styles of food are found in this region.
Gujarat cuisines are slightly sweet and are traditionally entirely vegetarian. A meal can consist of as many as 10 different vegetable dishes eat together with rice, chapati and sweets.
Malvani cuisines meanwhile are renowned for the fresh, coconut-based hot-and-sour curries, usually eaten with seafood.
Goan food is rich and piquant, strongly flavoured by coconut, red chillies and vinegar.
Lessons For Any Occasion!
- Thorough, detailed breakdown of each dish on the menu
- Greater student-teacher interaction
- Sharing of personal cooking stories
- Printed lesson notes provided (step-by-step pictures)
- Suitable for beginners
- Real world application
- Practical situations; Cooking no longer theoretical
- Show you what you really know or don’t know
- Food tasting of coursemates’ and instructor’s dishes
- Smaller class size
- Suitable for intermediate and advanced homecooks
- Fun and high-energy activities to enjoy as a group
- Work together to prepare multi-course gourmet meal
- Large venue fully equipped to handle large groups
- Unearth hidden passions and talents
- Accessible to all cooks with varying skill-sets
Here’s what our students have to say about us:
This was a wonderful cooking class! Prior to my session with the instructor, I had tried my hand at Indian cooking a few times, but would always struggle with the spices. The instructor provided a great tutorial on effective and inventive spice use, and de-mystified at lot of what was intimidating to me. It broke down the barrier that I had always struggle to ge through when attempting Indian food.
Cooking with the instructor was an amazing experience. She not only showed us cooking techniques that help simplify what would have been a complicated process, but also explained to us why we were doing what we were doing. Her enthusiasm for the science behind the cooking was so refreshing to see!
The instructor was such a wonderful host and cook. She took time to explain every little detail about Indian cooking and fully immersed us into the culture. It was such a memorable experience learning how to create delicious, authentic food with her. It also did not hurt that the chicken tikka masala that she taught us to cook tasted out of this world!