$165 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of this class, you will:
- Learn how to prepare legumes in new ways
- Understand the Indian spice pantry and how to make their flavors bloom
- Find out how to integrate hearty vegetarian dishes into your weeknight menus
About This Class
There is an increasing demand for vegetarian dishes but one always misses the protein. We have the perfect answer. The entire menu is based on lentils. It is rich in protein, vegetarian, gluten-free, budget-friendly and delicious.
We will start with crepes made with chickpea flour served with a cilantro chutney, moving on to a protein-packed chickpea stew which is sweet and sour, and if that wasn’t enough we load it with spinach. Our next dish is a delicious, savory potato and split pea curry which is spicy and flavorful and to bring it all together we make an ancient ayurvedic dish, khichdi, which is loaded with nutrition, history, and comfort. We will served it all with a cool yogurt raita. Whether your vegetarian or not, these Indian comfort foods will get you through fall feeling great.
Chickpea Flour Crepes, Garbanzo Bean with Spinach Curry, Potatoes with Yellow Split Pea Curry, Khichdi (an ancient dish made with rice and lentils as the ultimate healing/comfort food), Raita, and Cilantro Chutney
- Wine included
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Ages 18+
The average duration of our cooking classes is 4 hours, and they are broken down into three segments: Introductory lecture or demo, hands-on cooking, and eating.
The class will begin with a short discussion or demo from your instructor. After, you can expect to work either on a team or individually to prepare the class menu. As a group, your class will prepare the selected menu in its entirety. In most classes, not every student will make every dish.
Learning happens throughout the class, and your instructor will often call out key techniques as they happen in each recipe.
Most classes conclude by sitting down as a group to eat what you’ve prepared, followed by a discussion of each recipe. You will leave with a copy of the recipe packet and a working knowledge of every dish that was made so you can recreate them at home.
Doors open 15 minutes before the class start time.
You do not need to bring anything with you to class, unless otherwise noted in the class description. The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped and aprons, recipes, equipment, food and wine are all provided for you.
In most classes, you will be sitting down to eat a complete meal that you have prepared along with your classmates. Since this typically occurs towards the end of the class period, an appetizer or small plate is usually prepared early on in class. However, you’re welcome to additionally have a snack before you arrive or bring one with you.
Please note, for our Baking & Pastry classes, a light meal will be provided for you.
We suggest wearing casual clothing you can easily move around in, and highly recommend wearing comfortable closed-toe shoes. Long hair should be pulled back.
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.