Classic Indian Cooking Class at the Farm New Paltz

Date(s) - 11/18/2016 - 08/31/2019
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Event Details

Indian food does not have to take hours in the kitchen and can be a perfect weeknight meal, especially for busy moms. With these simple mouth-watering dishes, we take the mystery out of the spices and share its many holistic properties –which can be used in many of your other everyday meals- it’s a total body-mind kind of cooking class.

On the menu:

  • Chicken or Vegetable Karahi simmered in aromatic spices
  • Warm and Savory Dal Fry – traditional Indian lentils tempered with fresh curry leaves, mustard and cumin seeds.
  • Spiced Basmati – perfectly cooked nutty tender grains scented with cardamom, cloves, cumin, cinnamon and black pepper.

Class Description:

Join us for this hands-on class where working alongside your special someone and other students, you’ll discover how fun and exciting it is to prepare a meal together.  In this class we create warm and savory Dal Fry – traditional Indian lentils tempered with fresh curry leaves, mustard and cumin seeds. Spiced Basmati – perfectly cooked nutty tender grains scented with cardamom, cloves, cumin, cinnamon and black pepper with Chicken or Vegetable Karahi simmered in aromatic spices.

“A true talent for discovering wonderful things—we refer to her as the Indiana Jones of spices.” Eric Ripert, Executive Chef/Co-owner at Le Bernardin 

 “the spice rack that has everything” by The New York Times 

“The Mistress of Spices”   Martha Stewart

About Nirmala’s Kitchen 

Nirmala’s Kitchen is a leading specialty spice manufacturer headquartered in New York’s Hudson Valley and founded in 2003 by Nirmala Narine. She has travelled to over 167 countries working with local farmers in search of unique spices, studying their flavors and combining her extensive Ayurvedic knowledge to create spice blends that fuse cultures through food.

Nirmala is a sought after speaker and consultant on global trends, flavor, and fragrance. She is the author of a YA novel, Ellishiva Cinnamon, and multiple travel-memoir cookbooks, the television host and executive producer of Nirmala’s Spice World  (ZLiving Network), and the founder of Nirmala’s Farmstead, a foundation dedicated to empower, educate, and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource curators.

Need to know information and what to expect:

At the farm cooking school, there are no hard-to-find ingredients or strange cookware. Great cooking isn’t about recipes—it’s about the quality and nutrients of the ingredients and techniques. In our classes you’ll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

Classes are 2 hours, unless otherwise noted above.

Hands-on classes are limited to 6 students

 You will be standing, cooking and working for most of the class

 Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back.

We will supply aprons and all cooking equipment/tools. However, if you prefer to use your own kitchen knife, you are welcome to bring it.

 You will enjoy a full sit-down meal at the end of class with your classmates

 Please bring empty containers to take home leftovers

 Students receive a coupon good for 10% off at our spice shop on purchases the day of class.

 All recipes are developed using common cooking and baking ingredients that may or may not be specified in the menu titles, including various fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, spices, wheat flours, etc.  If you have a food allergy, please inform us at info@nirmalaskitchen before attending the class.

 Adjustments to recipes cannot be made during class.

 All class sales are final. We do not offer refunds on purchased tickets. If you are unable to attend a class and notify us at least one week (7 days) in advance, you may select another class of equal value within the following two months.

 All students must be 18+ years old. Students 14-17 years old are welcome to participate with an adult guardian or parent.

 No pets allowed.

 Complete recipes from the class will be emailed to you.

By registering for a class at Nirmala’s Kitchen, the guest agrees to the following policies. Nirmala’s Kitchen is not liable for the following:

Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property and/or equipment.

Any bodily injuries or damages that you may sustain as a result of participating in any class, workshop, or program on Nirmala’s Kitchen property.

 Unless you explicitly make a request to our management team not to be photographed, Nirmala’s Kitchen has full consent to take photographs while you are on our premises. Nirmala’s Kitchen has full and unrestricted publishing and use rights of these photographs.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?  [email protected]

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If you are driving to the event, directions from the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) are as follows:

Take Exit 18, New Paltz. Pass through the toll plaza to the traffic light. Turn right onto Route 299. Proceed through two traffic lights. At the second light by Lowe’s make a left, go one block to a stop sign, make a right.

We are less than a half-mile, look for white horse fence on the left. If you past the church you have gone too far.


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