The Culture And Art Of Bengali
Cooking – Mastering The Basics
 
image “I’ve got great
cooking classes
for you!”
With
Sangita Chawlia & Arijit Das
Venue: Monterey Adult School, Monterey
Time: 6 to 9pm
Class Dates: 2/2/07, 2/16/07, 3/2/07,3/16/07
 
Class highlights for the 3rd day (3/2/07) of
the four daycourse series
1. A five recipe dinner menu for all who attend the class :
1) Cardamom Tea (Elach Chaa)
2) Seasoned Puffed Rice (Jhal Muri)
3) A Cereal Lentil Preparation (Khichuri)
4) Eggplant Fritters (Beguni)
5) Carrot Dessert (Gajar Halwa)
 
2. Handouts for the following topics: 
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Pattern Of Bengali Cuisine
Bengali Methods Of Cooking
A Traditional Bengali Menu
Recipe in details as mentioned below :

CARDAMOM TEA
SEASONED PUFFED RICE
A CEREAL & LENTIL PREPARATION
EGGPLANT FRITTERS
CARROT DESSERT


Pl. Note: Students who prefer veg food
Should inform before hand.
 
3.
Class Schedule (Slide Demonstration)
6:00 to 6:45pm: 

Get to taste a favorite snack from Bengal -
The spicy & hot JHAL MURI!

Are you tired from your day’s work? –
Yes? Relax and sip the hot CARDAMOM TEA! –
Of all the spices, none perhaps rivals the
cardamom in aroma, flavor, texture and
use. And this tea is therefore the most
flavorful of the naturally flavored teas from
India. It has a distinct fruity smell and is
used to improve digestion.

Get to watch and listen all about Bengal.

1. Bengali cuisine & cookery – A History.

2. Bengali cuisines & other Indian cuisines – The difference.

3. Bengali food – Serving and eating.

4. Bengal fishes – The most popular among the Bengalis

 
4.
Class Schedule (Cooking demonstration)
6:45 to 8:45pm  1. Cardamom Tea – Take a glance at the
ingredients and learn how to make elach
chaa.

2. Seasoned Puffed Rice – Observe the
mixing and prepare the Jhal Muri.

3. The Indian fried bread – Porata, see how
it is made

4. A cereal and lentil preparation – It is called
Khichuri and is a filling Bengali meal.
Master the art of making this nutritious and
delicious meal.

5. Beguni or the eggplant fritters are an all
time favorite. Get tips on how to prepare
these crispy fritters.

6. After the meal, snack on this tasty carrot
dessert – Gajor Halwa - start from the fresh
grated carrots and transform them to a
sweet delicacy.
 
5.
Class Schedule (Free discussion/question
and answer session)
   
8:45 to 9:00 pm: Questions to clarify……Ginger tea? Crispy
Fritters? Masoor dhal? Egg Roll? Paneer?
Semolina Pudding?
  HOPE YOU ENJOY THE CLASS!!
  Sangita Das (Monterey, CA)
E-mail: schawlia@yahoo.com
Tel: 831-375-5144