Last weekend, I taught my first South Indian cooking class at Dekalb Market in partnership with Plovgh, an online farmer's market. Plovgh provided veggies from local farms that went into the dishes we cooked. We had beets, carrots, pea shoots, radish, spinach and cabbage, which were all so fresh!
For this class, I taught my students how to apply South Indian cooking techniques using seasonal and local produce to make a variety of rice bowls. We covered how to make two palyas (stir fry) - cabbage and beet, two types of yogurt raita - radish and spinach, chitranna (yellow, lemon peanut rice) and kosambri (carrot salad with soaked lentil and fried spices). And after the cooking, we all sat down to eat it all and as a special treat, I brought some Indian pickle and homemade yogurt to share.
This was the first class I have done on Skillshare and I have to say I am a big fan. It filled up really fast and brought students to my class from all over the area, including one on vacation from South Africa. It didn't hurt that the class was mentioned also on NY Magazine's food site, Grub Street:) You can add me on Skillclass here to get notified of upcoming classes I'll be holding.
Here are some photos from the day: