Close your eyes – now imagine you are standing on one of the crowded streets of Mumbai. Let a few seconds pass and allow yourself to be enveloped with sweet, spicy, pungent and flavorful aromas of all kinds wafting through the air. Every street is filled with vendors selling a variety of savory dishes prepared on site. There are no tables and chairs. You are expected to stand and consume your food. However the inconvenience of it all is more than made up by the delicious food at your fingertips. This class will replicate a sampling of these foods, such as Aloo-chaat (medley of potato, onion, chickpeas and crispy wafers smeared with yogurt, date chutney and pungent spices), Pav-Bhaji (highly spiced, stewed curry of vegetables served with buttered bread), and Falooda (a dessert from the Mughal era of flavored milk with rose syrup, rice noodles and topped with ice cream). Come join us for a walk through the street fare of India! Note: A $20 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor in class.
Shruti Mehta has been teaching Indian cooking to aficionados for over 25 years. She also conducts private classes upon request.