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Vegetarian Indian Cookery Workshop with Avinash Shashidhara

18 Feb 2020, Richmond
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A hands on workshop creating a delicious vegetarian Indian banquet with Avinash Shashidhara.

Petersham Nurseries invites Avinash Shashidhara back to host an Indian Vegetarian workshop.  Drawing on experience from his background, heritage and culture Avinash cooks food from his childhood with passion.

Born and raised in India, Avinash moved to the U.K nearly 15 years ago. He has worked at several prominent restaurants including the 2 Michelin starred Hibiscus in Ludlow and The River Cafe in London, where he worked for 10 years until Summer 2018. After years of cooking seasonal Italian food, he is now re-visiting food from his roots in Southern India. He now spends time developing recipes for modern Indian food using authentic flavours, local and seasonal produce - turning them into pop-up suppers. that have successfully run across London, Berlin, Copenhagen and New Delhi.

Indian food is much loved but often misrepresented outside of India. Cooking good Indian food isn’t complicated with simple seasonal ingredients and this workshop sets out to show just that.

In this hands on workshop Avinash will demonstrate traditional Indian cooking techniques and lead an exciting four-course cookery lesson before you sit down and enjoy your the fruits of your efforts.

During the interactive masterclass you will be cooking: onion and pumpkin pakoda, rasam with yellow lentils, spicy lentil broth, salad of raw fennel, cucumber and raw mung beans with fresh coconut and lime, braised cabbage with mustard seeds, green chilli and curry leaves, sagu with potato, carrots, cauliflower, coconut, cinnamon and coriander, creating poori or chapati from scratch and warm Carrot halwa.

NB. Tickets non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please note parking is restricted in the surrounding area and we encourage our visitors to travel via alternative means of transport whenever possible.

There is no dress code however in these wetter winter months we recommend suitable footwear (even wellies!).
Petersham Nurseries
Church Lane
Off Petersham Road
TW10 7AB
Tickets £195