Classes & Availabilty

 

Delicious ingredients simply cooked

For adults and young budding chefs who would like to learn more on how to combine different spices to produce tasty authentic Indian food. Come and experience a lesson to give you confidence to cook flavourful Indian food in your own kitchen.

Current cookery spaces available to a join a group :-

From time to time there are opportunities for people to join a class. Listed below are dates and classes that may be suitable to you:

Courses in 2020

Thursday 2nd April 2020 -Gujarati Thali Course (full day) – 1 space available

Thursday 16th April 2020 – Weekend Family Rituals (half day) – 1 spaces available

Wednesday 6th May – Weekend Family Rituals  (half day) – 3 spaces available

Friday 15th May – East Meets West Course (half day) – 2 spaces available

Thursday 11th June – Gujarati Thali Course (full day) – 2 spaces available

Thursday 18th June – Flavours of South India Course – 3 spaces available

Friday 17th July -The Railway Tiffin Course – (full day) – 2 spaces available

Thursday 30th July – The Royal Adventure Course (half day) – 3 spaces available

Saturday 8th August – Gujarati Thali Course (full day) – 3 spaces available

Thursday 8th October -The Railway Tiffin Course – (full day) – 3 spaces available

 

More dates with availability will be planned for the coming months contact Bini for further information

 However, if you fancy a go and would like to join a group or would like to arrange a date for your own group and require further information – just drop me a line on bini@sweetcumin.co.uk or call Bini on

01173 25 22 05 / 07961320193

How it works:

A hands on cookery class for up to 4 people. Prices start from£90pp please ask for further details.

– I supply all the ingredients and equipment

– Small class sizes (max of 4)

– Classes can be arranged for daytime & Saturday mornings

– You book, turn up and enjoy the experience

– You take home the curry you make

– Includes a free recipe pack to take away

Here are various cookery class available:

• Half Day Classes 

Suitable for anyone who wishes to learn the skills of Indian cooking and spices. Ideal  for those who want to improve their cookery skills.  Beginners will love these courses as well as a seasoned cook too. Costs £90pp

Half Day Classes all start with an introduction to tasting and understanding spices. Before the hands-on cooking begins, you will learn when and how to use spices, as well as what spices bring to Indian cuisine. Suitable for anyone who wants to learn new skills and try out new flavour combinations inherent to Indian cooking. You’ll go home with dishes to feed two people.

 

• Full Day Classes

Suitable for experienced cooks who are confident using spices but want to learn new techniques to develop richer, more intense, aromatic spicy flavours.  Also for those who want to create a complete traditional authentic Indian meal. £175pp

Full Day Classes all start with an introduction to tasting and understanding spices. Before the hands-on cooking begins, you will learn when and how to use spices, as well as what spices bring to Indian cuisine. Full Day Classes are suitable for confident cooks who want to learn new techniques and develop aromatic spicy flavours, while mastering all the components of a traditional, authentic Indian meal.

 

• Tailor Made Classes 

These offer adventurous cooks the opportunity to explore and learn something in particular. Each lesson is planned to meet your specific requirements. This is considered a private session.

 Testimonials

‘What an amazing, well-managed experience. The setting was stunning and Bini was such an accommodating host. I loved learning about all the different ingredients and being encouraged to taste new things. Recipes were passed down from Bini’s mum and her mum should be very proud of how Bini has developed her business and how she is sharing her passion and love of cooking. This experience is truly memorable and it  wouldn’t have been half as good if someone else delivered the learning experience – Bini you are fantastic!’  Bath, Bristol and Somerset Toursim Awards Judges Feedback

 

‘Me and dad had a great time! We learnt a lot! Our dinner was amazing and mum wants the same again next week! Cant wait to try cooking it again, following the recipe you made us and putting to practice all the things you taught us today. Will definitely have to come back on a different course, you are a great teacher!   Again thank you so much! Alice and Alan Cardiff

 

‘Hi Bini, Had a great time, good company on the day, great teacher, gorgeous food, doesn’t get better, absolutely loved it’ – Jonathan (Dorset)

‘Many thanks Bini! I so enjoyed the course and so enjoyed meeting you! What you offer and how you deliver your courses is truly fantastic.  You are doing something very special with a bucket load of passion and enthusiasm’ Ross (Bath).

Positively changed my experience of Indian Cuisine’ – Anne Whitehead  (Swansea)

‘ Bini, thank-you so much for this weekend. We had an absolutely fantastic time. You have a wonderful business, and you were extremely generous with your knowledge and time about not only the amazing food, but in answering every other question we must have thrown at you over the weekend! I have already had 3 enquires from friends, I cannot recommend you highly enough!‘ Sam Brookes (Bristol)

 

Hi Bini, I thought that I would drop you a line to thank you for the excellent full day cookery session that I attended on the 25th January.  The course was extremely well structured, designed to teach students of all levels & abilities, and I learned a huge amount throughout the day. The course was extremely good value for money, and I would be pleased to recommend Sweet Cumin to any of my friends. Kind regards Ray Bryant’.

 

Dear Bini,

What an amazing experience yesterday!!! Thank you so much.  It far exceeded my expectations.  So lovely to meet you and your husband.  I feel really blessed to have been taught by you and benefit from your vast knowledge experience.  The family were delighted with the blend of the different flavours in the meal I came home with.  It was a great hit!!  We have already booked some friends to come over, to practice on!!  Great photos too –  Much love Rebecca xx

‘Very warm and emotive style of conversation’ – Klynn

‘Thanks so much Bini – very much enjoyed our curry last night… Simon was taken back to India with the real flavours’ Georgie (Somerset)

‘Thank-you for a wonderful experience – I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and hope to spend more time in the kitchen – I’m hoping to make the lamb dish this weekend, fingers crossed it turns out as good as the 1st time!’ Ashwani (London)

‘Dear Bini,  Can we just say that today was outstanding. Thank you for having us at your family home, you made everything so easy and ever so much fun- We simply had the best day and cooked the most fabulous food.   We just had the rest of the food with mama and the other sister and they were blown away! We will rebooking in the next time Dina is back in town.   Stay in touch!’ –
Iman, Dina,  Ben and John ( family from Greece, Bournemouth and Bath)

‘Fantastic experience Bini! Sarah tried a little (ok, a lot) of everything the moment I arrived home

‘Thank you Bini, Joe and I had a great time learning all about the different spices and being able to cook in your lovely home. It was great to hear all about your past and the exciting future of your Company. Needless to say Chris really enjoyed the end result! You have ignited a passion in both of us to cook more curries and experiment further with spices’. – Helen and Joe (Wales)

Dear Bini, Your email has reminded me to do what I should have ages ago, which is to write and say thank you for the course that my daughter Mary-Anna and I came on last month.  It was a really fun morning and the food that we made was just delicious. We’ve tried the recipes we did with you a couple of times, and my partner Matt has been very keen to have a turn at the cooking as well – a treat for me! Mary-Anna has now gone back to university. She’s been shopping already in some of the many international supermarkets and was very excited to find all the spices that she was looking for, along with lots of other interesting looking things to try.  She’ll be using the recipes you gave her and trying out more. Thank you – you’ve inspired her!” All best wishes, Phylida