Indian Restaurant Favorites: Fresh at Home
James Beard Award-winning instructor Raghavan Iyer returns to guide you through how to make popular Indian dishes at home. So, toss the takeout menu and whip up flavorful samosas, chicken tikka masala and more. And get ready to up your kitchen cred with each delicious bite your loved ones take.
Raghavan Iyer is a Bombay native, cookbook author and James Beard Award-winning culinary educator. He has written four cookbooks, including "660 Curries" and "Indian Cooking Unfolded," and has made numerous television appearances, most notably, as the host of the Emmy-winning documentary, "Asian Flavors." Chef Iyer won a James Beard Award for his work in the Craftsy class "Indian Curries: The Basics & Beyond," and he helped Bon Appétit launch its Indian Meals program by training its United States chefs in Indian cuisine.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
In this class, award-winning culinary instructor Raghavan Iyer shows you how to make the flavors of popular Indian restaurant dishes come alive, starting with everyone's favorite: samosas!
Whip up a variety of classic condiments, from tamarind-date chutney and fresh mint-cilantro chutney to a cooling yogurt raita. Then, learn to make a creamy black lentil vegetarian main course.
Master the quintessential Indian dish, chicken tikka masala. Raghavan walks you through the marinade and simmer sauce, along with essential finishing techniques. And, you'll find out how to use flavorful aromatic pastes to create restaurant-worthy meals.
Raghavan shares his secrets for bringing two classic vegetarian main courses to life. First, learn how to infuse flavor into braised okra and tomatoes. Then, create aloo gobi, or cauliflower with potatoes and tomatoes, which is always a crowd favorite.
Master cooking the staple of the Indian table: rice! Learn how to achieve perfect results using either the absorption or pasta method. And, let your new skills shine in a sweet-scented rice pilaf.
Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, classic naan is sure to become your favorite make-at-home bread. Pair it with the paneer in butter-cream sauce you'll make in this lesson. And, explore flavor variations, including garlic naan.