Five Easy Techniques for Mastering Classic Indian Cooking

Shefaly Ravula, Shef's Kitchen Classes

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8 Videos (46m)
    • Introduction to This Class!

    • Key Points and Tips

    • Chutneys: What and Where Are They Used In Indian Cooking!

    • Toasting and Grinding Spices and What Does "Masala" Mean?

    • A Key Ingredient: Ginger-Garlic Paste and What's A Curry Anyway?

    • Tarka: Tempering Spices is Easier Than You Think!

    • Good Gravy for a Curry? You Need a Few Basic Knife Skills

    • Conclusion: Try These At Home!


About This Class

Learn online from a veteran cooking instructor who has taught these particular culinary skills repeatedly and found them to be fundamentals of Indian cooking! This class takes you through five culinary techniques specific to Indian cooking. If you like to cook and want to make GOOD yet authentic Indian food at home, take this class and re-create the techniques shown in your home kitchen in just a few minutes.

Students will learn about the tempering of whole spices (a technique called “tarka”), a lesson on chutneys, how to toast and grind spices, what "curry" really means, and MORE!  Students will re-create these at home and send back photos for troubleshooting via email support.

No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

26 of 29 students recommendSee All

Good content. Thank you.
I love the video as she made Indian cooking look so simple and easy for her audience. She is easy to follow and her cooking techniques are simple for people who don't know the tricks of cooking!
This class was useful, clear and easy to follow. I would love to learn more from this talented instructor. Additionally, the food looked so delicious, that I went right to the grocery store to get the ingredients and try out the new skills I learned. Thank you Shef!





Shefaly Ravula

Shef's Kitchen Classes

Shefs Kitchen is a recipe website celebrating flavors around the world with seasonal produce while striving to eat healthy, nutrient-dense tasty meals. 

A local veteran cooking instructor and recipe developer with a medical background, Shef focuses on quality ingredients for global, seasonal, and healthy cooking plus an occasional indulgence in specialty desserts.

Shef's emphasis is on Indian regional, Indian-inspired, and other ethnic dishes, while incorporating local produce and goods. She often applies her passion in nutrition and background in medicine in her cooking classes to showcase that food can be medicine.