The Art of Indian Cooking.
Aweekend class with chef Jassie
Bakshi gets you out of your kitchen comfort zone and into cooking Indian food
. On Saturday mornings in downtown Calgary,
the heady scent of cumin wafts around a bustling crowd at the Glory of India.
This 30-strong group has gathered together with one purpose: to learn the secrets
of making perfect butter chicken. Cooking Classes Calgary - The group is seated, lecture-style,
in the restaurant’s main dining area and met by Jassie Bakshi, an affable, gregarious
Delhi native, owner of the restaurant and longtime veteran of the cooking industry.
The next few hours are an extremely comprehensive look at Indian cooking — from
the history to the methods to the ingredients — while Bakshi demonstrates the techniques
required to master the art of Indian cooking.
Members of the audience are invited up throughout the morning to get messy and participate
in the cooking process.Bakshi is an absolute performer, and a seasoned chef whose
classical training shows through every step of the way. On the menu
are vegetable pakoras, saag paneer (spinach with freshly made
cheese), chicken tikka and tandoori chicken,
and the crowd favourite, Cooking classes (which, incidentally, contains
no butter). At home, you can use a
whisk or your rubber gloves, but in my kitchen, you feel your food.Jassie Bakshi
Jassie Bakshi gives out dozens of tips and additional recipes that aren’t on
the syllabus. He shows how to make homemade yogurt
and ginger and garlic paste, and how slight differences in technique
change the taste of a whole recipe. He also shows how to make recipe modifications
for celiacs and those who are dairy-sensitive. You leave full, entertained, and
with all the tools you need to create a fantastic Indian feast at home. A weekend Cooking Classes Calgary with chef Jassie Bakshi gets you out of your kitchen comfort zone and into cooking Indian food.
For more information on the restaurant and
classes, call 403-263-8804. Cooking classes run most Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2
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