Sharmini's Indian Cookery Day


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  • Outstanding Indian Cuisine
  • Award Winning Chef
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Enjoy a fun  interactive and enjoyable Sharmini indian cooking day in York. Sharmini Thomas will guide you through the use of the key spices to create your own authentic Indian dishes. Understanding the mysteries of Indian Cuisine is in the proportion of ingredients used, the layering of spices and a keen sense of smell. Be ready to delve into the world of Indian cookery, pick up tips handed down from generations and taste your incredible dishes.

Package includes

(6/6½hours) 10.00am – 4.00/4.30 pm

  • High quality, locally sourced ingredients and recipe sheets will be provided.
  • Introduction to Spices & learning to identify commonly used spices
  • ‘Step by step’ guidance through the preparation and cooking of all dishes and
  • A delicious meal you created
  • A recipe folder to take home
  • Coffee/tea and biscuits

For Information: You will be working in pairs

Please bring

  • Take – away containers in case you want to take curries home too.
  •  Apron You will need an apron.
    Please bring your own apron or you can purchase Sharmini’s aprons at £15.00 each or hire one at £5.00


Arrival: 10.00 am.                      Coffee/tea and biscuits

Step 1: 10.15 am-10.40 am    Introduction to Spices
Step 2: 10.45am -1.30pm      Watch demonstrations and Prepare your meal
Step 3: 1.30pm – 2.00 pm     Lunch Break (enjoy the meal you prepared)
Step 4: 2.00 pm- 3.30 pm    Snack and chutney, Dessert (Demonstrated)
Step 5: 3.30 pm- 4.00/4.30pm.   Tea break and tidy up
Q & A time

This workshop runs on several dates throughout the year

More Info

Sharminis Inspirational Cuisine delivers authentic Indian cookery classes, in the heart of York, where renowned chef Sharmini Thomas, has been delivering interactive cookery sessions for over 20 years and has never received anything less than excellent recommendations and 5-star reviews.

It’s time to tantalise your taste-buds and open your mind to the magic of Indian cooking and discover the secrets that lay within the combination of ingredients, their proportions and the method of cooking. This authentic cookery class will teach you how to make some household favourites, that fit perfectly into your own dietary requirements and your lifestyle. In addition to being taught some fruitful facts about Indian culture, you’ll also get an introduction to Indian herbs & spices and get to smell some amazingly aromatic, freshly-ground spices.

So if you want to know when to use your Cardamom and when to hold your Cumin, get yourself booked on to this one-of-a-kind class – you won’t regret it!

What you need to know:

  • High quality, locally sourced ingredients and recipe sheets will be provided.
  • A fully equipped kitchen is available but please bring your own knife if you prefer.
  • You will need an apron. You can bring your own apron, purchase Sharmini’s aprons at £15.00 each or hire one at £5.00.
  • Please bring some takeaway dishes to transport your food safely home.
  • Wear comfortable shoes – this is a full day class!
  • Free on-site parking is available.

By the end of the session you should be able to:

  • Confidently prepare and cook a variety of Indian dishes
  • Identify the common spices used in cooking Indian food
  • Understand the method and techniques of preparing each dish

Small Print

  • 18 years old and over only
  • Available for a year
  • Only 1 cancellation permitted
  • Includes lunch
  • No transport to venue


Address:  Joseph Rowntree School Haxby Rd, New Earswick, York YO32 4BZ.

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