Hands on Indian Cookery Session

£180.00 PER PERSON.

This award winning, full day workshop runs on several dates throughout the year.

Enjoy warm spices infused in festive curries on cold winter days!

Sharmini will expertly guide you through the session where you will learn that the magic of Indian cooking is in the choice of ingredients, their proportions and sequence of cooking.

With step-by-step guidance and tutor demonstration, you’ll learn the sequence of cooking required to obtain the right colour, texture, aroma and flavour for each dish using easy to follow recipes and cooking dishes that can easily be replicated back at home.

What you need to know:

  • All ingredients and recipe sheets will be provided.
  • Fully equipped kitchen but please bring your own knife if you prefer.
  • You need will need an apron. You can bring your own apron or if you would like to purchase Sharmini’s aprons they are £20.00 each to buy or £5.00 to hire.
  • Please bring some takeaway dishes to transport your food safely home.

By the end of the session you should be able to:

  • Confidently prepare and cook a variety of simple Indian dishes
  • Identify the common spices used in cooking Indian food
  • Understand the method and techniques of preparing each dish

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In a nutshell

Where is it?
The Hands on Indian Cookery Session will take place at Joseph Rowntree School Haxby Rd, New Earswick, York YO32 4BZ.

Length of experience
Workshops last approximately 6 hours.

What you need to know
Please let Sharmini know at the time of booking if you have any nut allergies as some recipes contain nuts.

How much will it cost?
The Hands on Indian Cookery Session costs £180 per person.

How to redeeem your voucher
Your voucher will have a contact name and information about booking your experience. If you have any questions before booking please get in touch.

The small print
Workshops will run on various dates throughout the year.

Voucher Delivery
Our eco-friendly voucher boxes are available for £3.50 and will be sent via Royal Mail first class post. Delivery time is approximately 1 or 2 days. PDF e-vouchers are FREE and emailed shortly after ordering.

Sharmini Thomas Hands on Indian Cookery Session

Our Hands on Indian Cookery Session is run by the very talented Sharmini Thomas.

Sharmini Thomas, is a York-based Cookery Tutor who began conducting Indian Cooking Courses through City of York’s Adult Education over 20 years ago. In the year 2008, she started her own cookery school which conceptualized Sharmini’s Inspirational Indian Cuisine.

Sharmini’s broad expertise in Indian cuisine stems not only from her years of teaching but also from the rich culinary heritage that was passed down to her from her family. It comes as no surprise that her work has been recognised across the UK earning her the title of “The Curry Queen” as quoted in the Sunday Times.

1n 2021, Sharmini’s Inspirational Indian Cuisine Cookery school received ‘Best Curry School award in England


2022-recevied the best Self-employed Business in Yorkshire and Humberside from Federation of Small Businesses


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Workshop Date

February 24th – £110 per person, March 24th – £110 per person