Indian Cookery Workshop

By Avril M.

INDIAN COOKERY WORKSHOP
Demonstrated by Rajitha K. and Krisha on 28t January 2016

Twelve members of the International Women’s Club met at Machteld’s house for a Cookery Workshop.

Rajitha and Krisha demonstrated how to make several dishes including Vegetable Biryani, a delicious spicy sauce, small puffed flatbreads called Pulka and a super Cucumber Raita.

 

Deep fry onion in pan, and stove top BBQ whole onion!

Deep fry onion in pan, and stove top BBQ whole onion!

Everyone started preparing the vegetables at the dining table. Lots of onions were fried first and vegetables such as carrots, cauliflower, beans, potatoes and green chillies were  cooked with lots of different spices and tamarind from a tree in Rajitha’s father’s garden. A tasty paste was made by dry-roasting charred shallots, spices, peanuts and desiccated coconut, which Krisha then made into a paste using an electric blender.

Rolling out Indian bread

Rolling out Indian bread

Heating up bread directly on stove pit

Heating up bread directly on stove pit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triangles of bread were fried golden-brown to top the biryani.  In a huge saucepan, Rajitha layered Turkish-style yoghurt with vegetables, chopped mint, chopped coriander and rice which had been boiled with an unusual type of cumin. Rajitha topped all this with the fried bread, then covered it all with aluminium foil and placed the whole pan in a wok of boiling water to prevent it burning.

All enjoy the cooked food for lunch

All enjoy the cooked food for lunch

 

 

We all sat down to eat all the delicious results, and everyone agreed that it was a really tasty meal and very enjoyable.

Thank you flowers presented to Rajitha & Krisha.

Thank you flowers presented to Rajitha & Krisha.

 

 

We would like to thank Rajitha and Krisha for all the work they put into the lunch, and all the members who helped to prepare the meal, and Machteld who let us use her kitchen, and finished the meal for us with tea and coffee.

About IWC Breda

The International Women's Club of Breda is a social club for ladies who have relocated to Breda, the Netherlands from their home countries, and those Dutch ladies who have lived abroad and returned home. We have approximately 80 members all ranging in age from our 20's to our 80's.
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