Indian spices

Course Dates: 01/03/20
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Rohini Bakshi

This course is an introduction to a variety of spices used in North and South Indian cooking – beyond the most common ones used in the UK.


What is the course about?

This course will focus on a variety of spices used in North and South Indian cooking – beyond the most common ones used in the UK. You will be able to touch smell and feel the spices.

What will we cover?

The health benefits of these spices, which foods they go with, their provenance and their use, both historical and in modern India. Supporting material from ancient Indian medical and culinary texts will be provided.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- recognise and confidently use Indian spices.
- you will be able to decide which spices and what quantities are right for you based on your constitution and taste.
- learn how to read and write a verse from the original Ayurveda text – Caraka Samhita, in Devanagari/Hindi.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners course. No particular skill is required, but a spirit of inquiry! The course will be taught in English.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will consist of a presentation, handouts and there will be samples of the spices available for familiarisation. There will be no work outside the course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no extra costs. A pad and a pen for notes might be useful.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Attend an Indian cooking course and apply your knowledge of Indian spices.
Attend a Hindi language course at CityLit and extend your culinary vocabulary, as well as prepare yourself for at trip to India.

Tutor Biographies
We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.

Book your place

Course Code: LBH02

Sun, day, 01 Mar - 01 Mar '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £29.00
Senior fee: £29.00
Concession: £29.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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