Come join Shruti Mehta for an evening of cooking and culture as we prepare a simple meal together. We will fry, sauté, roll and stir a variety of ingredients and come up with a scrumptious dinner. Come prepared for hands on participation and get transported to another world. Possible dishes may include Creamed corn and vegetable fritters (deep-fried pakoras), served with Date Chutney (sweet and sour dipping sauce made with dates and tamarind), Aloo-Gobhi (A simple curry made with Cauliflower chunks and cubed potatoes cooked with ginger, chilies, tomato and spices), Masoor Dal (Lemony red lentils stew with ginger, garlic and chilies), Jira Rice (rice laced with ghee and cumin seeds, and a touch of brown sugar), Cucumber Raita (a mixture of yogurt and grated cucumber with mustard, providing a cool contrast to other spicy dishes). These dishes will be served with a quick Garlic Naan (popular store bought bread embellished with garlic and butter), and sweet Phirni (a North Indian dessert with cream of wheat, saffron, cardamom and nuts). A $20 food fee is payable to the instructor at class. This class will be filmed for broadcast on LexMedia.