Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
162Trip End Dec 18, 2011
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We couldnt attend the first night of the festival because Kevin had booked us unto cooking lesson! This is one of the best things we have done in India. Our teacher was a fantastic lady called Shashi. Having been widowed at just 32 with 2 kids, she is unable to remarry being a Brahmin and therefore, one the suggestion on an Irish man she met a few years ago she
started cooking lessons. When she started she couldn't speak any foreign language but with the help of her first few students she is now very good at English and knows all the ingredients for German (we know for sure because there were 2 Germans in our class) plus a number of other languages. She was a little scary at first as her style was very direct but she was actually brilliant. We started with masala chai, before swiftly moving on to various types of masala, pakora, paneer, chappati, naan and parantha (sweet and savoury). Once we had learnt how to cook, and cooked, all of these things we then got to sit down and eat the feast. Needless to say there were a lot of left overs - a shame as apparently the course is free if you're able to eat everything. I hope you like the pictures - we shall be purchasing 2 aprons and a rolling pin
when we get home as it seems to suit us!