Indian Cooking Class and Demo at Recologie


DosaDosa are a naturally fermented gluten-free and vegan crepe from the Southern region of India. I am excited to be talking to you all about Dosas, spices and anything else you might want to know about Indian cooking. To sign up please visit the event page.

Have you always wondered about spices, wanted to get a hang of Indian cooking essentials and generally get a lowdown of what’s what from an everyday perspective, well, you just might be in luck. In this second cooking class, award winning author and cooking teacher Rinku Bhattacharya can get you started in this cooking class where you learn, watch, cook and eat your own brunch. Rinku is a huge advocate of local and seasonal eating and particularly enjoys putting together healthy and beautiful menus that are simple and practical to make.
In this very interactive demonstration we shall explore some of the essentials of home style Indian cooking, you will about how the process of naturally fermenting dosa batter, discuss the essentials of using whole spices, a traditionally vegan and gluten free crepe that is popular breakfast fare all over Southern India. In this class, the featured dishes are,
• Dosa’s – Crispy Rice and Lentil Crepes, watch how to make your own dosa, and customize your dosa from an assortment of traditional and inspired toppings.
• Silver Dollar Oothapams – Miniature Gluten-free pancakes, topped with green or red chutney.
• Crisp Onion and Split Pea Fritters – Vadas
• South Indian Mixed Vegetable Medley
• Coconut and Almond Chutney
• Roasted Red Bell Pepper Chutney
• Classic Green Chutney

Cost of the Class and Meal is $35 for adults and $15 for children (under 12).
Rinku Bhattacharya is a Westchester based food writer, culinary instructor and home chef. She writes the blog, Spice Chronicles ( and the Journal News online column, Spices and Seasons. She is the author of two award winning cookbooks, The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles and Spices and Seasons, Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors.


About Author

Rinku Bhattacharya, the Spices & Seasons blogger, loves meshing seasonal produce with fresh spices. Most of her recipes are inspired by her Indian heritage, and her cooking is practical, easy and well suited for a busy lifestyle on the go. As a mother with two young children, her recipes are also usually balanced and kid-friendly. Rinku is the author of the blog, Spice Chronicles (formerly,Cooking in Westchester), where she shares her life experiences and original recipes. Rinku is blessed with a gardener husband, who always surprises her with a prolific and fresh supply of produce to keep her creative instincts flowing. Rinku has been teaching recreational cooking classes for the past nine years. Rinku is the author of two cookbooks: The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles an award winning (Gourmand 2013) cookbook that highlights culture, memories and recipes from her childhood transformed where needed for her Lohud kitchen and Spices and Seasons that marries Indian flavors with local and seasonal produce. Rinku can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and is also a contributor for Zester Daily.

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