Have you ever wanted your very own Indian cook – a live-in master of cardamom who could saag your paneer and gulab your jamun whenever the craving struck? If a shortage of funds and spare bedrooms has kept you from realizing that dream, just become your own Indian chef. How? By taking advantage of today's Groupon: A 41% discount on Ranjana's Indian Cooking Classes. Normally $60 per class, our huge Groupon discount knocks the price down to just $35 per session. Hot diggity daal!
Redeem today's Groupon for any one of Ranjana's four classes: Everyday North Indian Lunch, Muglai Cooking, South Indian Dinner, and Quick Complete Meals. Each class teaches you nine different Indian dishes, all vegetarian. After your first session with Ranjana, you'll probably want to go buffet-style and try the others. Classes are available Mondays or Wednesdays from 6:15-9:15 pm or Saturdays from 9 am to noon. Call Ranjana in advance at (773) 355-9559 to RSVP. (Classes are intimate and fill up quickly; dates are subject to availability).
An exuberant, creative spirit, Ranjana has taught authentic Indian vegetarian cooking to Chicagoans for more than 30 years. She'll show you how to turn lentils into flavorful Rasam (spicy tomato lentil soup), so you never experience lentil ennui again, and Bhindi (spiced okra) and Dahl Bada (spiced balls in frothy yogurt) that will impress your friends and family. TimeOut Chicago has named her classes a "Critics' Pick"; after a few sessions with Ranjana, the critics in your life will be picking YOUR dinners as their favorites.
Ranjana's most loyal fans are her students. Classes – held in Ranjana's kitchen – are like "eating at a friend's home...lovely aroma and delicious foods," writes one. Another praises Ranjana for providing "a great overview to many traditional styles of vegetarian Indian cooking, while including great stories, cultural information, and other anecdotes about the Indian culture … Her demonstrations encouraged me to go out and buy all of the necessary ingredients so that I could make the same recipes at home - and she was always willing to offer advice and suggestions if a dish didn't come out the way hers did."
An Indian meal at a restaurant can cost as much as $35. A live-in Indian chef can cost much, much more. Buy today's Groupon, learn how to cook your own Indian food, and save up those pennies -- for a trip to India, or more Groupons! And don't forget to purchase a Groupon for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day, so they can reciprocate some of those spicy romantic dinners you'll be preparing for them.