The three chefs decided to humour me and accept to pose with me in their midst. I stand out in more ways than one!
As you might well know, spices are critical in Indian cuisine. Here are all the spices on display for our cooking lesson. The "spice wheel" highlights the central spices in Indian cooking (from the top and clockwise): garam massala, chana massala, cumin powder, cumin seeds, chilli powder, mustard seeds, and turmeric. Broadly speaking, other key ingredients bring flavour to Indian cooking. They are; ginger, onions, garlic, cashews, salt, and oil, to name a few.
The ensuing hour was filled with lively banter and laughter as we got to grips with the ins and outs of Indian cuisine. If you want to have a browse or if you are feeling adventurous, here are the recipes for each dish prepared: