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Asma Khan Teaches Her Indian Cuisine

Asma

Khan

Teaches Her Indian Cuisine

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Chef Asma Khan’s class

Documentary & Hands-on

Techniques, Skills & Secrets

Of Exclusive Video

Asma Khan, the acclaimed Bengali chef, London restaurateur, and social activist, will guide home cooks on an epic culinary journey through the bustling bazaars and narrow alleyways of Kolkata, a city known for its art, intellect, colonial-style architecture, and of course, rich gastronomic heritage, traditions, and flavors. Khan, a social activist known for breaking down patriarchal barriers, will take you on an adventure to her hometown, where you will meet her friends, family, and people making a difference in the food scene of West Bengal.  Feed your knowledge on Indian masalas (spice blends), vegetables, and street foods as you expand your epicurean horizons and learn how to cook the foods that made Asma Khan who she is today.

Asma Khan

Asma Khan Teaches Her Indian Cuisine

Asma Khan is one of the UK and India’s brightest culinary stars. The owner of the famed London eatery Darjeeling Express and bestselling cookbook author of “Asma’s Indian Kitchen” teaches her favorite family recipes, inspired by her childhood in Kolkata, West Bengal. The chef, restaurateur, and activist is known for breaking barriers: She fights for gender equality and her kitchen is run entirely by South Asian immigrant women. Khan is the first British chef to be featured on Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Chef’s Table and, in 2019, was listed number 1 on Business Insider’s ranking of “100 Coolest People in Food and Drink”. 

Chef Asma Khan’s class

In her first-ever cooking class, you'll step inside Asma’s Kolkata kitchen to discover her favorite home-cooked specialties, ranging from dishes unique to India’s Bengali region to recipes that have been in her family for generations.

LEARN:
Balancing Flavor Profiles ● Creating Your Own Spice Blends ● Making Restaurant-Quality Curries At Home ● Essentials of Indian and Bengali Cuisine ● Making the Perfect White Rice ● Tadka - Tampering ● Developing Your Unique Cooking Style ● Cooking Fundamentals ● Turmeric Coloring

Asma will teach her most prized techniques and tricks, like how to effortlessly cook up complex spice blends, the secrets of making the perfect white rice, and the proper ways to harmoniously create a well-balanced curry.

LEARN:
Spice Blends ● Tadka - Tampering ● Balancing flavors ● Cucumber salad ● Dough build ● Marination ● Grinding ● Infusion ● Absorption ● Skewering ● Curdling ● Grilling ● and many more

Join Asma on a nostalgic culinary journey to explore the smells, flavors, and ingredients of her ancestral Bengali roots.

LEARN:
Kachumber salad ● Masala (spice) ● How to make paneer ● Saag Paneer (spinach) ● Aloo Gobi (filling) ● Samosas dough & build ● Spicy Tomato Chutney ● Mustard Prawns ● Tamarind Dal ● How to Infuse saffron ● Saffron Chicken Korma ● Eggplant bharta ● and much more

In her first-ever cooking class, you’ll step inside Asma’s Kolkata kitchen to discover her favorite home-cooked specialties, ranging from dishes unique to India’s Bengali region to recipes that have been in her family for generations.

LEARN:
Balancing Flavor Profiles ● Creating Your Own Spice Blends ● Making Restaurant-Quality Curries At Home ● Essentials of Indian and Bengali Cuisine ● Making the Perfect White Rice ● Tadka – Tampering ● Developing Your Unique Cooking Style ● Cooking Fundamentals ● Turmeric Coloring

Asma will teach her most prized techniques and tricks, like how to effortlessly cook up complex spice blends, the secrets of making the perfect white rice, and the proper ways to harmoniously create a well-balanced curry.

LEARN:
Spice Blends ● Tadka – Tampering ● Balancing flavors ● Cucumber salad ● Dough build ● Marination ● Grinding ● Infusion ● Absorption ● Skewering ● Curdling ● Grilling ● and many more

Join Asma on a nostalgic culinary journey to explore the smells, flavors, and ingredients of her ancestral Bengali roots.

LEARN:
Kachumber salad ● Masala (spice) ● How to make paneer ● Saag Paneer (spinach) ● Aloo Gobi (filling) ● Samosas dough & build ● Spicy Tomato Chutney ● Mustard Prawns ● Tamarind Dal ● How to Infuse saffron ● Saffron Chicken Korma ● Eggplant bharta ● and much more

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Lesson plan

Saffron Chicken

Learn: Balancing Flavors ● Spices

In Saffron Chicken, Asma teaches all about infusing saffron, blending masalas, building flavor profiles, and her secret tips when making the ultimate homemade garam masala. She also shows how to make a delicious and flavor-packed Bengali beans side dish with fresh green beans and mustard seeds, the perfect fiery contrast to the mild and floral korma.

Peas Pulao

Learn: Spice Blend ● Infusion

Add extra excitement to your plain white rice as you learn to make this simple but flavorful side dish. ‘Matar’ is Hindi for green peas and ‘pulao’ means pilaf, and in this lesson, you’ll learn the basics of masalas (spice blends) as you make this classic and insanely popular Indian rice and peas dish.

Dal & Rice

Learn: Infusion ● Absorption ● Tempering

Tamarind Dal & Rice is one of Asma’s favorite comfort foods. “Dal is something we eat every day, it’s unusual to not have dal on the dinner table,” she says. Asma serves this lentil and rice dish in her restaurants and loves it for its complex simplicity, a sweet and sour dish with balanced flavors.

Paneer

Learn: Curdling

Become a cheesemaker at home and learn how to make Paneer, the fresh Indian cheese featured in many of the greatest vegetarian dishes.

Jaggery Baby Basmati (pudding) Ki Kheer

Learn: Infusion

“It’s rice pudding on steroids,” Asma says about Ki Kheer, a traditional Indian rice pudding that uses gulab (baby basmati rice), and jaggery (reduced palm sugar). Learn how to make this delicious spin on the classic dessert, which brings back fond memories of Asma’s happiest childhood moments, with every bite bringing her joy.

Yellow Curry Chicken & Kachumber Salad

Learn: Cucumber Salad

For the first time ever, Asma is making her family’s recipe with Middle Eastern and Persian roots. Yellow Curry Chicken & Kachumber Salad is a recipe that has been cooked for generations, but never written down. She serves it with a refreshing cucumber and pomegranate salad.

Samosas & Chutney

Learn: Grinding ● Filling ● Dough Build

Bengali-style samosas (known as singara) are a potato-cauliflower samosa known as the soul and symbol of Kolkata. In this lesson learn how to make India’s favorite street food, stuffed with an aloo gobi filling of and seasonings like ginger and turmeric, plus a fiery tomato chutney.

Mustard Prawns & Boiled Rice

Learn: Marination ● Grinding

Bengal on a plate. Mustard and seafood is a classic Bengali combination. Learn how to make this regional specialty with jumbo fresh tiger prawns. In Mustard Prawns & Boiled Rice lesson, Asma teaches how to make a traditional turmeric and salt marinade and Bengali-style boiled rice, a method, which according to Asma, is the healthiest way to eat rice.

Mutton Railway Curry

Learn: Infusion ● Layering

Learn Asma’s favorite Mutton Railway Curry, a unique dish that flavor lamb with cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, cassia bark, chili, turmeric, cumin, and coriander. In this lesson, you’ll discover the secrets behind braising lamb using the intense masala that reminds Asma of her childhood railway journeys.

Saffron Sandesh

Learn: Infusion ● Crushing

Join Asma Khan in her lesson Saffron Sandesh. Sandesh is one of Bengal’s favorite desserts. There are many different types, but Asma likes to infuse it with saffron to give it a delicate floral flavor.

Fish Kabab

Learn: Skewering ● Marination ● Grilling

The flavor-packed marinade on the fish is what makes Fish Kabab one of Asma’s favorite recipes. Learn how to up your kebab game as Asma teaches you her mother’s secret skewering and grilling tips.

Paneer Tika

Learn: Grilling ● Skewering ● Charring

What’s more mouthwatering than a hunk of cheese? Cheese skewered and grilled! Asma shows the wonders of Paneer Tika and how to obtain a great barbecue char. This will totally reinvent how you barbecue and make vegetarians happy as well.


Parathas Two Ways & Eggplant Bharta

Learn: Rolling Parathas

Join Asma in Parathas Two Ways & Eggplant Bharta to learn the art of the paratha. Asma shows two methods of how to roll one of India’s most beloved flatbreads. It’s ghee-mazing!

Sweet Potatoes

Learn: Potato Salad

Shakarkandi ki chaat is a total crowd pleaser. The delicious and tangy-sweet potatoes salad is not only healthy, but it’s easy to make! The perfect side dish for any meal.

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