Good food gives everyone happiness and to cook and share it with loved ones is an ultimate joy for me. Being a mum and fresh food “fanatic”, I have always wanted to bring a ‘Culture of Fresh and Healthy Eating’ to my kitchen table either by skillfully inserting vegetables in a dish for my fussy daughters or preparing fresh meals every day!
I firmly believe that “you are what you eat” and my own cooking with love using fresh ingredients and traditional methods can beat any Indian eatery!
With a noble aim to create awareness about freshly cooked healthy food, I started sharing Indian recipes with friends and colleagues in 2015.This led to the founding of ‘Divine Indian Cooking Classes’. The classes focus on teaching Vegetarian, Vegan and Allergy friendly food which are simple, easy to cook, healthy and delicious.
I strongly believe in the old Indian adage of ‘Athiti Devo Bhav (Guest is equivalent to God)’. Thus, the guests not only learn hands on cooking but stories, culture, and lots more across the table. The real reward comes from watching the guests being ‘creative’ in the kitchen. It’s a great satisfaction to see the big smile on guests faces as they make the recipes their own and later share it with their family and loved ones!
I teach hands on cooking in small groups. My classes are informal, interactive, informative and always filled with lots of fun and laughter.
Each class commences with a ‘mini spice tour’ where guests learn how to choose ingredients (spices, grains, fresh produce and condiments) and the logical reasoning behind the use of a particular spice in a particular dish. Thus, it’s a holistic approach to cooking.
I strive to develop new recipes and menus for my guests to expand and enhance their culinary skills to the highest level. I feel blessed to have met wonderful young women, young couples, mums, dads, and families in the classes where I’m able to empower them (especially the ones with severe allergies) with healthy home cooked Indian recipes.