What’s it about?
Love food? Fancy learning how to make some Indian pantry staples from scratch? Well now you can!
We’re going to learn how to make wholesome and delicious ghee – a type of butter – and paneer – a delicious, cookable type of cheese. These two ingredients are used in most South Asian kitchens to bring taste and texture to dishes and enhance the flavours of spices.
Come along and join us to learn the quick and easy way to create these at home instead of reaching for off-the-shelf versions.
What will we cover?
Ghee is clarified butter that is traditionally used in South Asian, Iranian and Arabic cuisines. It adds a depth of flavour to meals, has a high smoking point and is a highly respected ingredient in many homes around the world. It’s also suitable for people who are lactose intolerant and is high in vitamins and minerals.
Paneer is a fresh and unsalted white cheese with a dense crumbly texture. It pairs with spicy or mild dishes, can be stirred into soups and salads (holding its form!), or grilled and eaten on its own.
At this beginner’s workshop we will:
- Explore the benefits of using ghee, paneer and complementary spices and herbs
- Learn how to make ghee and paneer at home
- Experiment with different ways to use these ingredients
- Try some yummy dishes made with these ingredients.
Who will be teaching?
Niveen Rajabdeen, who is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, Yoga teacher and home cook. Niveen’s work revolves around holistic wellness achieved through diet, lifestyle, exercise & yoga, and bringing balance into daily life. She is trained in both traditional Indian and Sri Lankan approaches to Ayurveda and specialises in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. She loves talking about food and world cuisine, and is very much into sharing knowledge and happiness.