Did you know that there is not one type of Indian cuisine? In fact, each region has its very own cooking styles. This time we gonna take you to the East of India to discover the taste of Bengal food. Utsa, expat living in Frankfurt, but originally from India, will teach you how to cook authentically Bengal food and enable you to gain deeper insights into the benefits of spices.
In this class you get to know more about Bengali cuisine and cook a typical Bengali one pot meal: Khichudi (vegetarian). It's aromatic, packed with nutrients and comfort food for all the Bengalis around the world.
What makes it unique is its style of cooking. It’s a recipe where lentil, rice, veggies, spices, and ghee are cooked together to form an extremely delicious and healthy meal. Its an integral part of the festival and is given to people as ‘offering (prasad)’ and hence the name ‘Bhoger Khichudi’.
Khichudi is incomplete without Ghee (clarified butter).
Learn to make homemade ghee from scratch as well as Bengali garam masala.
Duration: ca. 45-60min, Sunday
Important, please register 48hrs before the event.
Servings : 2-3
Ingredients For Khichudi:
1 cup Red lentils 1 Cup basmati Rice Potatoes : 1 big cut into chunks 1 Onions, sliced 3-4 Garlic cloves 1 tbsp Ginger paste or fresh ginger 1 Tomatoes chopped 2-3 Green chillies (optional) / bell peppers 2-3 Whole cloves, cinnamon, cardamom each (or powder form) 1 tsp Cumin powder 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder (optional) Salt and sugar to taste 1 to 1/2 slab of irish butter (for the Ghee) Veggies of your choice 2- 3 tb
Please cut the vegetables in advance and soak the rice for 30 minutes before the class.
Kitchen equipment needed
Pot,/ wok spoon for stirring and frying, and another vessel for making ghee and a glass jar with for storing ghee
How it works
It is recommended to use your laptop (it works also on the phone, but we don't recommend it). After your booking you will get the access link to the session via email with further instructions.
Hi, my name is Utsa, the founder of The Practical Cook, a Bengali living in Frankfurt for the past 1.5 years. This is my passion project to build awareness about Bengali cuisine and its diversity and to break the stereotype of India being just the land of curries , rather its so much more. Cooking for me is my meditation and my happy zone and my mission is to give the world 'a taste of Bengal'.