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Nisha's North Indian Vegetarian Cooking School, Mcleod Ganj, India

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Nisha's cookery school, Mcleod Ganj, India

Nisha's cookery school, Mcleod Ganj, India

One of the favourite things I've done in India so far is attend the lovely Nisha's cooking school in ‎Mcleod Ganj. The course runs for six hours from 3-6pm over two days and you get to eat all the ‎yummy food that Nisha prepares for dinner.‎

At first I was a little disappointed as I was looking forward to rolling my sleeves up and my own cooking ‎station only to find that the class was more of a demonstration and lecture by Nisha. However, this ‎was short lived as Nisha is a skilled teacher as well as cook and we learned so much: from how to ‎make malay koftas to dahl, palak paneer to chapatis, we were taught 8 dishes in all and I can't wait to ‎cook them for friends at home. Here's one of the simpler recipes:‎

Aloo Ghobi (Potatoes and Cauliflower in curry sauce)‎

Ingredients (serves 5-6):‎

• ‎1kg cauliflower‎
• ‎250g potatoes
• ‎2 heaped tsp chopped ginger‎
• ‎2 heaped tsp chopped garlic‎
• ‎4 tbsp vegetable oil‎
• ‎1/2 tsp cumin seeds‎
• ‎1/4 tsp turmeric powder‎
• ‎1 tsp salt‎
• ‎1/2 tsp garam masala‎
• ‎1 glass water‎
• fresh chopped coriander to garnish

Cooking Instructions:‎

• Chop the potato and cauliflower into bitesized pieces
• Heat the oil in a pan
• sprinkle the cumin into the hot oil and when it starts to spit add the garlic and ginger and cook ‎for 1 min
• Add the veg and cook for 1 min
• Add the remaining spices, stir well and cook for a further minute
• Add the water and stir
• Cover and cook for 20 mins

Try it with aubergine, peas, cabbage, carrots or mushrooms or even tofu instead of potato and ‎cauliflower

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Posted by Jules79 03:34 Archived in India Tagged food

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