Food Workshops

Real Food Workshops In these hands-on cooking workshop you will learn recipes suited to our modern lives using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.
Cooking is in small groups which means spots are limited. It is not possible to accommodate last-minute walk-ins. Check event notifications on my Facebook Page for more details.
To book WhatsApp on 98101-26130, or
email at mailmadteaparty[@]gmail[.]com.

May-Jun 2019 Schedule

Artisan Sourdough Bread at Home

Saturday, May 25, 11:00am-5:30pm
Swasthya Vihar, DELHI
What is it? how to bake your own rustic sourdough loaf at home
In this hands-on workshop learn how to bake real bread the old-fashioned way, with just flour, water, and salt!
Learn to
– Weigh, mix, fold, shape, prove, score, and bake an artisan loaf
– Baker’s Math
– make and maintain your own sourdough starter
A sourdough loaf incorporates multitude of naturally occurring wild yeasts and bacteria to give us bread that is not only more flavourful but also nutritionally better and easier to digest.
When? Sunday, March 31, 11:30am-5:30pm
Where? Swasthya Vihar, Delhi
How much? Rs6000
Availability: 6 spots

Fresh Pasta

Friday, May 31, 3:00-6:00pm
Swasthya Vihar, DELHI
What is it? Back to the basics! In this hands-on class we will prepare basic fresh pasta dough (with egg as well as eggless, plain as well as colorful), white and wheat, roll it and cut it into different shapes – fettuccine, farfalle, cavatelli, and whole-wheat Shunali (from Lahaul!). We’ll the cook the fresh pasta two-ways – with fresh pesto, and in a simple butter sauce.
At the end of the workshop we will sit down to enjoy the meal with a glass of wine
Availability: 6 spots
A look at what we do in the workshop.

SUNDAY BRUNCH – Intro to Sourdough – Everything but Bread

Sunday, Jun 2, 10:30am-12:30pm
Swasthya Vihar, DELHI
₹2000 (Take Rs500 off if you’ve attended any of my workshops before, or are attending one later this month!)

If you are intimidated by the seemingly complicated process of Sourdough Bread making but would still like to incorporate sourdough into your diet for the health benefits, this is the class for you. I’ll share my starter with you and show you how to maintain it.

Take your time to get to know your starter before you decide to plunge into the world of bread-making. Meanwhile, there are plenty of easy recipes to practice!

We’ll make the following in this hands-on workshop:
Multigrain Buttermilk Pancakes
Multigrain Savoury Purslane Pancakes
Sourdough Pita

There will be fruit, butter and jam, and chutneys on the side, and pots of tea to drink. 

Availability: 8 spots

Southern Flavours

Saturday, Jun 15, 3:00-7:00pm
Swasthya Vihar, DELHI

My favourite cuisines! We’ll cook a vegetarian meal with seasonal ingredients inspired by the flavours of our Southern States beyond the usual idli-dosa. South Indian recipes are lighter and can add a refreshing variety to our table combining everyday ingredients in unusual ways.

Andhra dal with red amaranth
Hot and tart bitter gourd (karela) with tamarind (you’ll fall in love with karela all over again!)
Potato stew
Beetroot Poriyal
Bhindi Pachadi
Kerala Red Rice
Curd rice with homemade maavadu

Availability: 6 spots

The Seasonal Table: A Summer Solstice Lunch

Saturday, Jun 16, 11:30am-3:30pm
Swasthya Vihar, DELHI

It’s the SUMMER SOLSTICE in a week from now – the longest day of the year! We’ll cook a delicious lunch with seasonal ingredients creating dishes that spell SUMMER! The sun is beating down and the vegetable pickings are thin. Stay cool with these make ahead recipes and entertain like a pro! Think chilled soups and cold relishes – just the thing to cook in a group as we take sips of iced teas and kombucha. I’m throwing in my super recipe for buttery rolls – you’ll never buy buns again.

Come, join for a spot of fun and communal cooking.

Cucumber Soup
Mango Salsa
Potato Raita
Red Amaranth (Kashmiri style)
Dinner Rolls
Lime Sorbet

Availability: 6 spots

Introduction to Fermentation

Saturday, Jun 29, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Swasthya Vihar, DELHI

Get an introduction to the wild world of fermentation in this hands-on workshop. Humans have evolved to live with wild yeast and bacteria and have forever harnessed their beneficial properties to create healthy and delicious fermented foods.

I will share a few basic recipes that work with whatever is in season to give us an endless supply of probiotics from our kitchens. Learn how to ferment seasonal vegetables to create delicious lacto-fermented pickles and drinks. You will get to taste a variety of home-pickled produce and drink Kombucha, a fermented tea which is all the rage these days.. You also get to try your hand at making cucumber kimchi which is yours to take home.

Availability: 8 spots

For the workshops all ingredients will be provided to you. You will also get a copy of the recipe(s) to take with you. At the end of the workshop we will all sit down to enjoy the fruits of our labour! If you like you can opt for a take-away.
Some  earlier Workshop themes:


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