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Learn to make South Indian Brunch in a private online class!

5.0 (6 Reviews)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English or Hindi

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Your host Kavitha
Kavitha has been in the food business for many years and ran an Indian street food business in the outdoor markets of Brooklyn and Manhattan. She has also hosted and catered vegan and vegetarian events. Kavitha comes from a family of yogis and people who believe that the key to good health lies in good nutrition. She has first-hand seen the positive effects that simple tweaks in nutrition can have on a person's physical, mental and spiritual health, without compromising on taste or experience. Kavitha's cuisine is all about a simple, plant-forward lifestyle. She is passionate about teaching guests a classic South Indian Sunday brunch, especially to those who are looking to move towards meals that are planet-friendly, healthy and adventurous!

Highlights
  • Masala dosa, a gluten-free, savory sourdough rice+lentil crepe, is the superstar of south Indian cuisine. It is often served with Aloo Masala, a delicious potato mash and a tangy coconut cilantro chutney
  • Note: As dosa batter takes some time to ferment, you will prepare the first step of the recipe on your own 2-3 days in advance of your class. Specific instructions and recipe will be provided upon booking confirmation
  • Learn to make a quintessential south Indian Sunday breakfast, masala dosa paired with creamy potato mash and coconut cilantro chutney
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a New York resident
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in New York, USA (EDT))
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Great source of protein, carbs, probiotics, micro-nutrients and heart-healthy fats.
What will you cook together
  • South Indian masala dosa, crispy, gluten-free rice+lentils crepe
  • Aloo masala, savory potato masala mash
  • A tangy cilantro coconut chutney
Ingredients
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  • ½ cup urad lentils (skinless split mung beans)
  • 2 cups short grain, non-sticky rice
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seeds (optional)
  • ½ cup puffed rice (optional)
  • ½ large yellow onion, julienned
  • 1 large Idaho white potato, cut into quadrants and cooked in a pressure cooker, or boiled with water until soft and cooked through
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or canola oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1-2 fresh small thai green chillies, or a jalapeno
  • 1 tsp split mung beans (urad lentil)
  • 1 tsp split chickpea lentil (chana lentil)
  • One pinch asafoetida
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 3-5 curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • ¾ cup split roasted chickpeas
  • ¾ cup fresh grated coconut (white flesh only)
  • 1 medium pod garlic
  • 1-2 fresh small green chillies
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp cilantro leaves, washed thoroughly
  • 1 tsp canola oil, divided in 2 parts
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

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5.0 (6 Reviews)
Therese 27 February 2021
"This has really fun classes to take with a great teacher. The food has turned out amazing each time. Kavitha is clear in her instruction and very patient. We have been getting the recipes beforehand and they are well written as well. We have actually signed up for our third class which will take place tomorrow. Looking forward to it!"
Louisa 17 February 2021
"Kavitha was a great guide to making delicious crepes. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to get them right! She was a clear and responsive instructor and her directions were great."
Andrew 1 February 2021
"I love dosas in restaurants, and I've actually tried to make them before from the internet and from books, but it never really worked. But this class did! They were delicious, and it was actually easier than some of the recipes I've tried before. The coconut chutney may be the best one I've ever had, and the spicy potato filling was really good too. Really first rate."
Lindsay and Mark 25 January 2021
"Kavitha is patient, descriptive, and kind. She communicated well before and during the class. Before the course, she scheduled an additional session to prepare for the main session. While cooking together online she repeated directions and gave additional advice. She used two cameras to show her workspace and preparation. After the course was complete, she kindly followed up with tips and additional tools to make the next cooking experience better. I highly recommend Kavitha for your next online cooking class!"
Anonymous 17 January 2021
"Kavitha is a wonderful teacher - patient and knowledgeable"
Andrew 14 January 2021
"I've actually tried to make dosas several times before from recipes in books or on the internet, but Kavitha's class was the first time I got them to work; I'm really grateful. The spicy potato filling and accompanying chutney were also great, a really excellent brunch."
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HOW IT WORKS
  • Submit your request and payment and receive confirmation details and recipe (typically within 48 hours)
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event