Although Columbus famously “discovered” India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains a mystery. Discover your inner-explorer with today’s Groupon to Chaat and Curries. Choose between the following options:
- For $69, you get a private-cooking-class package for two (a $139.48 total value), which includes:
- Indian cooking class for two (a $70 value)
- Dinner for two (a $41.48 value)
Two 16-ounce containers of spices (a $14 value each)<p>
- For $99, you get a private-cooking-class package for four (a $228.96 total value), which includes:
- Indian cooking class for four (a $90 value)
- Dinner for four (an $82.96 value)
- Four 16-ounce containers of spices (a $14 value each)<p>
For every two guests, the meal includes: * One chaat to share (up to a $5.50 value). * One naan to share (up to a $2.50). * Two entrees (up to a $12.99 each). * Two drinks (up to a $2.50 value each). * One dessert to share (up to a $2.50 value each)</p>
Aspiring chefs glean essential skills and techniques used to craft Indian and Nepali cuisine in private cooking classes led by Chaat and Curries’ experienced gourmands. Instructors share the secrets behind each student’s choice of traditional recipes from the restaurant’s extensive menu, with numerous options for omnivores and vegans alike. Participants file into the kitchen as a duo or barbershop quartet where they learn to integrate lentils, chutneys, seasonings, and multipart harmonies into the cooking process.
Cuisiners can kick off their culinary training by crafting chaats (plates of traditional Indian savory snacks) such as samosas or dahi vada, chilled lentil dumplings soaked in yogurt and crowned with savory chutneys and spices. Traditional Nepalese entrees, such as the chicken choila, ask students to properly marinate chicken cubes before delivering them into a clay tandoori oven and sprinkling the dish with garlic, herbs, and spices. Alternately, vegetarians may architect meatless evenings around a roasted-eggplant foundation surrounded by a creamy moat infused with tomatoes, herbs, and spices in the baigan bharta curry.
New chefs can extinguish spiced-scorched mouths with mango lassi or chai tea, and conclude their gustatory enlightenment with meal-completing treats such as burfi, a sweet confection made from condensed milk and adorned with pistachios, cashews, and almonds. After enjoying handmade feasts, students take home 16 ounces of specialty spices to demonstrate newfound culinary wizardry at home or in response to street magicians. The exotic blend of seasonings includes healthy spices, such as antioxidant-rich turmeric, that not only add flair to fare, but also bestow consumers with mental, physical, and spiritual super powers.
Chaat and Curries
Chaat and Curries' cadre of skilled chefs labor in the glowing warmth of a brick oven to twirl an olfactory kaleidoscope beneath visiting nostrils. The menu pages reveal samosas and potato patties, which mingle with trappings such as sun-dried lentils and dulcet tamarind chutney. Delivery drivers jockey through traffic, with precious cargoes of naan bread and savory curries infused with ingredients such as spinach and ginger. Straws rejoice at the sight of mango lassi or the selection of iced teas, offering a cooling jolt without the repercussions of head-butting an ice sculpture of Mike Tyson.
East Richmond Heights
6408 Claremont Ave.
Richmond, California 94805