Cooking Class Schedule

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Private Partys and More.....

Monday, August 11, 2008

Private Partys and More.....
Shobas Indian Cooking Classes-Private Partys:Pick an occasion! Want to have dinner party with a Bollywood theme? Celebrate a best friends birthday? Or you just want to take a class and can't line up your dates with my published schedule. No problem! these classes are always enjoyable and reinforces my belief that cooking together is one of the most fun and relaxing way of spending time with your fellow human beings. If you'd like plan your own dinner, gather your friends and I will tailor a menu of your choice. Prices vary depending on the menu choices.

Private Partys-Sample Menu Choices

If it's a special occasion, make it a special menu.
We can set up the class with your favorite dishes and budget in mind. We can do anything from a completely veggie menu to a seafood extravaganza or a scrumptious mogulai cuisine menu with lamb biriyani and reshmi kabobs. Here are a couple of sample menus:
· Seafood Menu-Tuna fish cutlets-mixed with mashed potatoes and spices. -Shrimp masala- made with coconut, black pepper and dry chili masala
-Fish curry-boneless pieces of fish in a hot and tangy tamarind coconut sauce
-Basmati Pulav- Seasoned with cumin; topped with Caramelized Onions-Baby Potatoes in a Fragrant cashew and methi Sauce-Banana wantons-sautéed sweetened sliced bananas with cardamom powder.
· Veggie Menu-Crispy Bindi masala-thin strips of okra sautéed with chick pea flour and spices-Baagara baingan- Sautéed Whole Indian baby Eggplant with Coconut-peanut stuffing
-Dal-Lentils cooked with Tomato, seasoned with mustard and Curry leaves -Sautéed grated Carrots with onions and chilies and yogurt sauce-Shrikand- Creamy Yogurt Dessert with Saffron and Pistachios.
· Mogulai Menu
-Lamb biriyani…….basmati rice and lamb cooked with spices
-Kabobs-minced lamb or turkey kabobs
-Mirchi kaa salan-banana peppers and bell peppers cooked in a creamy sauce
-Qurbani-dried apricot cooked with sugar and cardamom flavor, served with custard or cream.
If you have an upcoming event and you'd like to discuss the possibility of hosting it at Shoba's Indian Kitchen, please call me at 847-657-9226-home 847-778-6973-cell or email me at shoba_havalad@yahoo.com

Friday, August 15, 2008

Take Home Chef Class-Aug 15th, 2008

Hi....
My 'Take Home Chef' class tonight was wonderful. It was my first 'away' class and I was a bit nervous. Surprisingly it went well and both Bridget and Eric made me feel very comfortable and at home.
Besides the published menu I also had kheema samosas and khatti meethi chewda for appetizers and Baklava for dessert.
TAKE HOME CHEF MENU AUG 15th, 2008
BAGAARA BAINGAN Baby egg plant cooked in a ground masala of roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, garlic, fresh coconut and dry red chillis.
TANDOORI PRAWNS Jumbo shrimp marinated in tandoori spice masala and grilled with butter.
DAAL MAKHANI Whole lentils cooked and seasoned with curry paste and finish with fresh cream or sour cream.
VEGETABLE BIRYANI Fragrant basmati rice cooked with mixed vegetables and whole spices. CHICKEN MAKHANI Chicken cooked in a spicy, creamy yogurt and sour cream sauce and lightly flavored with fenugreek leaves.
VEGETABLE KURMA Green beans, cauliflower and potatoes cooked in creamy fresh coconut masala.
DATE: Aug 15th, 2008 PLACE: 5217 North Wayne Ave, Chicago 60640
TIME: 7pm COST: $55 per person plus $120 Take Home Chef Charges ($15 per person CANCELLATION FEE) PHONE: 847-657-9226-home / 847-778-6973-cell DURATION OF CLASS: 2 ½ hrs Approx Pls bring containers for leftovers .




















Monday, August 11, 2008

Private Partys and More.....

Shobas Indian Cooking Classes-Private Partys:
Pick an occasion! Want to have dinner party with a Bollywood theme? Celebrate a best friends birthday? Or you just want to take a class and can't line up your dates with my published schedule. No problem! these classes are always enjoyable and reinforces my belief that cooking together is one of the most fun and relaxing way of spending time with your fellow human beings. If you'd like plan your own dinner, gather your friends and I will tailor a menu of your choice. Prices vary depending on the menu choices.