Cooking Class Schedule

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Couples Night!

Hi Everyone!
This past Friday (May 25th) I had my second couples night cooking class. It was a huge success with praise from all of my attendees. I had a total of 10 people attend who were great students! Below I have posted a sample menu from that night and some pictures as well.

Shoba


COUPLE’S NIGHT

DINNER MENU

MAY 25th, 2007

Bagaara Baingan

Baby egg plant cooked with fresh coconut, roasted peanuts, sesame seeds masala into a thick curry.

Chicken Tandoori

Chicken quarters marinated in yogurt and spices. Baked in the oven.

Daal makhani

Made from Lentils. Cooked in pressure cooker and seasoned with fried onions, garam masala spice paste and sour cream.

Kheema Samosas

Ground lamb or beef or turkey cooked with spices and stuffed in a tortilla and deep fried.

Golden Fried Shrimp

Jumbo shrimp marinated in spice and deep fried. Then sautéed with finely chopped ginger, garlic, green chilies and cilantro.

Banana Wantons

Bananas sautéed in butter, brown sugar, and cardamom powder. This is stuffed in filo and baked. Served with ice cream.






Friday, May 18, 2007

Tandoori Shrimp

Hi Everyone!
I tried a tandoori shrimp with crispy okra recipe for a luncheon I had on Wednesday. I wish the okra was crispier but I used shallow frying instead of deep frying to keep it low in calories. The tandoori shrimp came out great! I also made chicken biriyani, which is curried chicken cooked in fragrant basamati rice. Also, I made tuna fish patties which are always a big hit in my cooking classes. I have posted the tandoori shrimp recipe below. Please check back often for more recipes!

Shoba


Tandoori Shrimp



Shrimp Ingredients:

Jumbo shrimp……........……..1 lb

Yogurt……………............…..¼ cup

Tandoori powder…….......…..1 tsp

Chili powder…...................….1 tsp

Turmeric…..............................½ tsp

Coriander powder…...........….1 tsp

Garlic and ginger paste……...1 tsp

Olive oil………...................…2 tblsps

Salt………...............................to taste

Garnish Ingredients:

Okra……...........................….1 lb cut into thin strips

Garam masala…….................1 tsp

Chick pea flour….............…..1 tblsp

Chilli powder…..................…½ tsp

Yogurt…………….............…2 tsps

Salt…......................................to taste

Chaat masala…………....…..½ tsp

Lime juice……...................…juice of half lime

Red onion………......…...…..½ onion thinly sliced

Cilantro…….......................…¼ cup


Method Shrimp:

Mix yogurt, salt, tandoori powder, chili powder, coriander powder, garlic/ginger paste, olive oil, and turmeric powder together. Then add shrimp to the yogurt mixture and marinate for 4 hrs or overnight. Grill the shrimp on a grill pan or on an outdoor grill until done.


Method Garnish:

Mix sliced okra with salt, garam masala, chick pea flour, chili powder, yogurt, and deep fry until crisp. In serving bowl mix fried okra with sliced red onion, chopped cilantro, and sprinkle with chaat masala. Serve with grilled tandoori prawns…………….ENJOY!!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Welcome!

Hi
Welcome to my blog! My name is Shoba and I am an Indian living in Chicago. I teach Indian cooking classes in my Glenview home. I cook both traditional south Indian and North Indian dishes. More to come.

Thanks,
Shoba