Discover the Cuisine of Southern India
Adult Enrichment / Food & Drink -
The southern region of India is known for its coastal beauty, IT industries, and classical Indian dancing. The food of South India, however, though quite popular in India, remains a secret to the rest of the world. Unlike the cuisine of the north, South Indian cuisine is distinguished by a greater emphasis on rice as the staple grain and liberal use of curry leaves and coconut. South Indian cooking is even more vegetarian-friendly than north Indian cooking and incorporates fewer spices and simpler ingredients. Come explore this cuisine and learn to make uttapam. These crepes are traditionally cooked with rice and lentil, but ours will be an instant version with cream of wheat, and we’ll fill them with an onion and potato stew seasoned with hot chilies, ginger and lemon. On the side we’ll make yogurt rice embellished with chilies, curry leaves, and mustard seeds. Please note: A list of ingredients and substitutions will be emailed once the class has reached minimum enrollment.
Shruti Mehta is a native of India and a cooking enthusiast. Shruti enjoys teaching others how to prepare Indian vegetarian dishes, and has taught cooking courses for several adult education programs.