In this hands-on cooking class, Chef Parsati will teach you how to prepare four vegetarian Indian dishes from minimal fresh ingredients, so you can feel confident cooking up comforting and healthy weeknight meals.
You will first use lentils, spices and garlic to cook a hearty yellow dal fry before whipping up an onion and mint raita dip to serve on the side with crispy papadam crackers. You'll follow your starter with a rich and savory cauliflower and potato dish, aloo gobi masala. Lastly, you will prepare berry pulao, a comforting rice dish featuring traditional spices, fruits, and nuts.
Yellow Dal Fry
With lentils, blend of spices and garlic
Onion Mint Raita and Papadam
Aloo Gobi Masala
With cauliflower, potatoes and tomato-based gravy
With basmati rice, ghee, cumin, peas and artisan pulao spice mix
Fun experience with Chef Parsati who is clearly knowledgeable about different cooking methods and different foods!
19 Mar 2023
Chef Parsati was amazing! She made us feel so welcome and at home! She started the class by asking us about ourselves and then found ways to connect our background to the cooking techniques she taught. The lesson was amazing and the food was delicious! Highly recommend Chef Parsati!
01 May 2022
Chef Parsati gave us an excellent date night cooking experience. She welcome us into her home, was very safety conscious with regards to Covid and taught us some delicious dishes that I can’t wait to remake at home. Would happily book another class with her in the future.
Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Parsati
29 Apr 2023
Unfortunately, this was not a class at all.
1. The only hands-on food prep we had was dicing vegetables, that were already pre-cut! We were not involved in mixing, nor measuring, nor cooking. The host cooked on a small hot plate behind us before the class began.
2. This took place sitting around small card tables, not in a kitchen. Beware to those attending in San Carlos. The host struggled to speak loud enough for everyone to hear.
3. We learned nothing, and ultimately spent $60 per person to eat a a small bowl of rice with frozen shrimp that wasn’t thawed enough in time for the class. Nobody at the “class” could believe what was happening.
24 Apr 2023
My grandson and I took a cooking class with Chef Parsati. She made the classes very engaging. We learned so much about the rich flavors and aromas of Indian cuisine. The recipes were delicious and easy to follow. I highly recommend these Indian cooking classes to anyone interested in learning how to cook, authentic Indian dishes.
05 Mar 2023
Chef Parsati was welcoming and great to learn from. She provided clear instructions and answers while teaching us to cook delicious food! She went out of her way to provide vegetarian and vegan alternatives for many of the dishes. Definitely recommended!
02 Mar 2023
Chef Parsati is a great teacher and she hosts a very fun class with a lovely atmosphere. We got to learn, chop and mix collaboratively with others in the class, make delicious Indian cuisine, and eat our awesome creations at the dinner table as a cooking class family. I didn't know what to expect coming in to this class, but my date and I leave thoroughly satisfied and with full bellies! Thanks Chef!
22 Feb 2023
We had a great time learning from Chef Parsati! Would love to go back for the Indian Cuisine class.
14 Feb 2023
Chef Parsati gave an informative and enjoyable class on Indian cuisine. This included preparation, cooking and presentation. It was a fun atmosphere and everything was delicious!
11 Feb 2023
Chef Parsati was amazing! She welcomed us into her home and made sure to accommodate everyone's allergies. Her Huli Huli chicken and potatoes were mind blowing, I'd love to recreate her recipe soon.
11 Dec 2022
I have had the pleasure of taking Chef Parsati’s “A Tour of Northern India” class. In a warm and inviting atmosphere, Chef Parsati provided detailed and easy-to-follow instruction, including interesting background on the many ingredients, as well as generalized cooking tips that will apply well beyond the particular dishes prepared. I recommend Chef Parsati class without reservation.
11 Dec 2022
Cooking with Chef Parsati was a great experience! She told us she wanted us to feel like guests in her home just making and enjoying a meal together and that’s exactly how it felt! I learned a lot and enjoyed it very much!
22 Sep 2022
Chef Parsati was great for our corporate team building event! She brought everything needed for us to make the dumplings and helped us steam them afterwards for a tasty meal. She included both vegetarian and chicken options and was careful to keep them separate. While we were making them Chef Parsati explained the importance of each ingredient and how it'd contribute to the end taste and showed us multiple ways to fold the dumplings. Our team really enjoyed the event!
29 May 2022
Really great time, and delicious food! Took the class with my partner as a date night idea and was not disappointed :)
30 Apr 2022
Great experience and learned about the cuisine and how to make it. Intimate setting and hands on approach.
26 Feb 2022
This was an excellent class! Chef Parsati catered the class to my dietary restrictions and made sure to provide examples along the way of different things I could try and alternatives that could work well with every dish. The food was amazing, and I left the class having learned a ton about how to make Indian food at home on my own. Overall a great experience!
26 Dec 2021
Nice class! It was simple but we learned the things we couldn't figure out by ourselves! Highly recommend it as a gift to your loved ones!
12 Mar 2020
I had a great time with Chef Parsati. Her recipe for butter chicken is delicious and much better than I have ever had. I learned a lot of techniques from her as well! She has a very no-fuss style of cooking which I enjoyed, especially as I try to incorporate cooking into everyday life. I highly recommend her!
09 Mar 2020
Chef Parsati was easy to work with and very profesional. We had a great time at the cooking class
05 Mar 2020
I think Chef Parsati was great and this review isn't about her. It is about the whole experience. First of all this was an Italian recipe at a Peruvian restaurant. It was at the very back and in a corner. We sat at a table where we all just saw and watched the chef cook and talk about the cooking. We had to go to the restaurants bathroom to wash our hands. Though how many people didn't touch the door or the doorknob before returning? Seems unsanitary. There really wasn't much cooking for any of us to do. We didn't all each have a station to work with. We just listened to the chef and once in a while she'd ask someone to volunteer to help. It wasn't a cooking class by any stretch and I was really bummed to not be a part of a cooking class like they do at Sur La Table, for example.
05 Mar 2020
Had a really great time! Very interactive and social experience. Much more fun than I bargained for, and that's all thanks to Chef Parsati. I can't recommend this enough!!
27 Feb 2020
Unfortunately the class mostly focused on how to use an Instapot.
because the meal needed to be made quickly. I wanted to learn how to make this dish in cookware I already own. The butter chicken was delicious so I will try this recipe again but in my Le Creuset pot Class was way too basic for me who did not learn wet much new.
27 Feb 2020
Chef Parsati is really a nice person and we had a great time cooking and sharing a meal with her. She really knows what she is talking about, and she told u a lot about Indian food in general.
Thank you! =)
Guest reviews for Chef Parsati
06 Mar 2020
Parsati is a very organized chef and teacher. Dishes are amazingly tasty and healthy. She provides cooking tips throughout the cooking lesson. This is not only a cooking class; it is a platform to learn cooking, gel with friends and enjoy the drinks and aroma at the local bar.
I would highly recommend her class
06 Mar 2020
It was great to meet you; your food was outstanding. I loved your recipe and definitely will try at home for my family
06 Mar 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Wonderful chef; great cooking tips. Would love to have another class. Thanks Chef Parsati
15 Feb 2020
Loved the food it was sooo good and she explained everything so well she’s a great teacher and she made us feel like home!!
01 Dec 2019
Chef Parsati is super friendly and very knowledgeable of the Indian-fusion she teaches. She give great tips for each dish and insights to the Indian food culture that I found fascinating.
01 Dec 2019
Chef Parsati provided excellent communication prior to the class! She ensured if I had any dietary restrictions or allergies and was very conscientious to include me in the decision making during the process of preparing the grilled Salmon steaks and vegetables. The class was personalized and the chef is very knowledgeable; prepared; and efficient. She encouraged me to keep it simple and delicious! I learned new things and enjoyed a delicious meal (with leftovers to take home)! I would recommend this!
01 Dec 2019
Unlike any other cooking course. Comforts of her own kitchen.. and you even get to have a nice 4 course lunch.
01 Dec 2019
I loved the experience. Chef’s knowledge about the dishes and clear guide for using equipment was so very helpful. I was amazed at how fast a great, healthy meal could be made using fresh, ingredients. I’m sure to take another class. Great experience. I cannot wait to make my own chicken kabob. Butter chicken. Pulao and peas. So exciting and great easy instructions and I loved the thoughtful choices for my first class with Chef Parsati.
01 Dec 2019
Chef Parsati was wonderful to work with. It was a pleasure to work with her before the classes to discuss the menu and other creative ideas to make the classes more interactive and special for the attendees. Chef Parsati led the class through cooking a number of dishes that were all very flavorful, healthy, colorful, and allowed for the children to be involved. Everything tasted very yummy, and it's amazing she was able to make so many delicious dishes during the two-hour window of the class. We enjoyed trying a curry, a rice dish, a chicken dish, and some wonderful sides/accompaniments. It is clear how much Parsati loves cooking and has a gift for creating delicious and healthy recipes. She is passionate about sharing that gift with adults and children alike and helping them learn to cook flavorful food in their own home kitchens.
01 Dec 2019
I loved that the session was hands-on and engaging. Young kids had the opportunity to be involved in prepping the meal, as well as learning about how it was made. Chef Parsati was thoughtful in the way she explained the technique and encouraged active participation.
Chef Parsati has a true passion for cooking that includes researching new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, and hosting events for clients with a focus on teaching techniques and keeping the class interactive. Previously, Chef Parsati has worked for Williams Sonoma in a culinary capacity, and was as an instructor for an international education program teaching kids match, science and geography through cooking.