Tulip International Group LLC DBA International Culinary Institute

30701 W 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills

$49 for Series of Eight Indian-Cooking Classes at Rumalees ($120 Value)

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Experienced chef leads series of 8 Indian-cooking classes that lends fiery arsenal of Southeast Asian flavors to culinary artists' palettes

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111 ratings77 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
June 12, 2013
This was for a cooking class-the instructor was very helpful, however the class moved to slow and the recipes mediocre. It was a beginner class, to be fair to them.
20 ratings9 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 6, 2014
Mention when booking I f you are vegetarian to insure there's a veg dish
25 ratings15 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
March 24, 2014
We had the best time! So much fun and we learned a lot. Plus the food was delicious. Be sure to bring a bottle of water or pop though. It gets warm in there
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
March 24, 2014
Subhra is professional and knowledgeable. I look forward to taking more advanced classes from her.
5 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
March 24, 2014
Though the presentation was quite informative, there are two things I would suggest for improvement in the future. The first is the tremendous background noise in another part of the kitchen - this made it very difficult to hear the presenter, and was also quite annoying (very loud blender). The second suggested improvement is to provide a little better way for people to watch the demonstration - it would have been nice if there had been a large table for the demonstrator to stand behind, so that the spectators were able to stand around the other three sides of the table, or possibly even sit on barstools while the demonstration was going on.
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To harvest a coconut’s milk, one must saw through its husk or trick it open by asking to see its clam impersonation. Exploit a stupid coconut with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a series of eight Indian-cooking classes at Rumalees in Farmington Hills.

Chef Panna lal Sharma condenses 40 years of experience—including time as chef to three former Indian presidents—into two-hour cooking classes that lend a fiery arsenal of Southeast Asian flavors to culinary artists’ palettes. The eight-session sequence kicks off with an intro class that unveils the basic ingredients of Indian cooking, from biryani rice and Kashmiri herbs to green chili peppers and spicy bengal-tiger eggs. As the weekly series progresses, students coordinate complex arrangements of chickpeas and tamarinds before orchestrating harmonious flavors within the deep-fried shells of samosas. Minds continue to marinate in knowledge throughout visits to a farmhouse and winery that help prepare students for the final class—a dinner feast in which they can invite a guest to share in a capstone meal of their finest clay-oven-baked creations.

Rumalees’s fun and lively setting creates a laid-back atmosphere for chefs of all skill levels, many of whom delight in the plethora of vegan and vegetarian options in Indian cuisine. Though the class schedule sometimes changes to avoid unexpected cloudbursts of spicy red curry, two-hour cooking classes currently take place on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. as well as on Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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About International Culinary Institute

Chef Das gladly carries on the tradition of crafting fine food and sharing trade secrets with an accessible teaching-style. Students of her classes gain a greater understanding of the culinary traditions that infuse the Indian subcontinent, from making paneer masala with freshly-pressed cheeses to comprehending the difference between currying favor and favoring curry.