Cooking Class Schedule

Friday, June 26, 2009

Comments from Bill Lavery

Hi Shoba,
> Thank you for doing a great
> class with me last night! Everyone who attended enjoyed the
> dishes. One person
> asked me the name of the dish with the chicken legs and
> thighs. Another's
> favorite is Rogan Josh and would appreciate learning it at
> another class. We
> should look at forming another class that's not part of
> the Indian Cuisine
> Series, for September. I'm sending you a thank you note
> and check in the
> mail.I appreciate how organized
> you were and taking the time to go through each dish with
> me last Friday. Your
> son was very nice to help you last night. I hope we can
> teach many classes
> together in the future! Thanks again for the class and the
> samples you gave
> me!
> Bill
> Lavery
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cooking with the Best Chefs-July 28th, 2009

The second of the three part series Indian Cooking with the Best Chefs is on July 28th, 2009 7pm-9pm at Pappadeaux Seafood Restaurant, Arlington Hts.

Demonstrating making yogurt at home.
Indian flat bread made with wheat flour.
Turkey or lamb rolled in a roti which has been dipped in egg and fried, and served with a relish of onion, fresh mint and lime juice.
Vegetarian dish of stir-fried cauliflower and peas with mustard and cumin seeds
Garbanzo beans cooked with onion and tomato in a saucy curry with mild spices. Register by 7/22/09.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dinner for Bill Lavery of cooking with bestchefs

Here is what I cooked for Bill........
Potatoe Stir Fry:
Cubed, boiled potatoes seasoned with mustard,cumin,curry leaves,chopped onions and green chillis.
Easy Chicken Curry:
Chicken cooked with yogurt,sour cream,cashew powder and spices.
Red daal cooked with turmeric and seasoned with dry red chillis,mustard, cumin and grated ginger
Finely chopped cucumber,tomatoes and onions mixed with yogurt and sour cream. Its a great condiment to cool off your pallet while eating spicy food.
Plain basmati rice cooked to perfection.

This is the menu for the class on June 16th, 2009 at Pappadeaux restaurant. I cooked this menu for Bill as a preview to the upcoming class. Bill loved it!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Indian Cuisine 101 with Chef Shoba Havalad on June 16th

Date: Tuesday, June 16
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, in Arlington Hts., IL

Indian Cuisine 101 with Shoba Havalad, Private Chef, Glenview, IL: Learn the basics of Indian cooking and the many flavors of India’s 28 states, as part of a on-going series of classes featuring Indian Cuisine. In the introductory class, learn what food products are commonplace in a Indian household and how to make a simple rice that is the base for all currys and eaten at every Indian meal. Also, a quick Potato Stir-Fry with boiled cubed potatoes, drained and stir-fried with mustard seed, cumin, coriander, onion, and green chilies; Raita Yogurt Salad, plain yogurt mixed with sour cream, cucumber, onion and tomato; DAAL, a popular lentil soup with lentils boiled with turmeric, mustard seeds, red chilies and cumin; and Easy Chicken Curry, a simple curry with chicken breast, yogurt, tomato, and Indian spices. Register by 6/10/09.

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