Indian Menus: Summer
$165 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class you will:
- Learn about the key spices in an Indian pantry
- Learn a brief history of the different foods of India
- Know how to make a base sauce for a variety of curries
About This Class
As the weather begins to warm, Indian food is the perfect way to face the summer season head-on.
We built this menu around some of our favorite, and most authentic, Indian foods. Bold flavors and warm spices come together to create dishes that will transport you across the globe. You’ll learn about the Indian pantry, key spices you’ll want to stock at home, and some unique cooking methods as well.
Think seasonal vegetables and bold flavors – this menu will be your go-to when you entertain in the months to come, and will certainly replace that take out you used to rely on.
Mixed Vegetable Tikki (potato, pea and spinach patties), Palak Paneer (spinach with cheese curry), Latpata Chicken (Chicken curry), Tomato Onion Raita, Cilantro Mint Chutney, Mango Lassi, and Pulao
- Wine included
- Full meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Ages 18+
All students must show proof of vaccine before entering school and will be required to wear a mask unless eating/drinking.
We understand and respect that lifestyle decisions during Covid are an individual choice. If you test positive for Covid while the class is in session, you will be asked to send a friend in your place until you have a negative test. Classes will not be rescheduled, credited or cancelled. Once the class session starts the class is non-refundable. This was our policy pre-Covid and continues to be our policy today. We hope you find this policy acceptable and understand that this policy is required for a small school like SFCS to operate and open our kitchens for great food experiences.
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 4 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback. Most of the time you’ll be working with a partner or small group on a few different recipes.
Doors will open 10 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school to have their vaccine cards checked the first week of class (these will only need to be checked once).
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. New, disposable masks are available should you need to replace yours while in class.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
You will sit down with your classmates to eat what you’ve all prepared, along with some wine. We do suggest you have a small snack before class as dinner does happen towards the end of each session.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks are required while in the building.
Through her company, Crimson Kitchen, Meghna teaches Indian cooking classes, caters parties, runs her private chef business, and occasionally feeds the hungry souls from San Francisco’s numerous startups. When asked about her culinary background, Meghna notes with a smile that she comes from a culture that has been focused on food for the past five thousand years! With a heritage that has food as the epicenter of most occasions, Meghna is driven to find and replicate the countless traditional tastes of India – from Mumbai’s modern restaurants to the street food of tiny villages. She regularly visits India where she works with Indian restaurateurs and chefs to keep abreast of their evolving Indian cuisine. Upon return to her San Francisco kitchen, Meghna infuses the latest trends with ancient traditions and techniques to pass along to her students.