It was a very 'Slow' weekend, fist we had the bush walk on Saturday, and then an Indian event on Sunday! The cooking class was taken by Sheena, and we all learned a lot. The main dish was a chicken curry, but she also kept some spices aside and made the same curry vegetarian for the five veggies who were present. Then Sheena showed us how to make a cauliflower and carrot baji, a daal, chapati, basmati with cumin seeds, and a good chai.
|From top left clockwise: the rice, frying onions and spices, chiken and veg curries, vegetable baji|
Making chapati was my favourite part, every student made his/her own, but I ended up making quite a few, for the children and the house staff too, it was very enjoyable! I think that this is the first thing that I will try at home because I need to eat more wholemeal flour, and chapati are so easy to make!
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|From top left clockwise: Sheena and Sachiko, making chai, flavouring basmati with fried cumin seeds, daal and chapati.|