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Indian Cooking Class With Kamal at Banana Leaf Restaurant

Kamal wants to teach us how to cook yummy Indian food and feed us dinner! The class is going to be centered around learning how to cook a quick 30 minute Indian meal.

How to prepare Dosa (Indian flat bread), Dal (thick bean/lentil soup usually curry flavor) with explanation of many different lentils and beans, vegetables and rice used in Indian cooking, and to top it off detailed info on Indian spices.

Kamal will describe everything and his wife will prepare all the food in front of us, he promises handouts of recipes, lentil and spice info, maybe even a small spice pack to take home and experiment with.

Price is per person, $31.20. ($1.20 for paypal fees)

I will be sending out paypal invoices to everyone through my email address.

Contact: Laura Standfield [masked]

You may RSVP here on Meetup, but your reservation will not be complete without emailing me and paying your fee upfront. Payment is due by february 7th.

no refunds for no shows or cancellations.

we have a limit of 30 for this meetup, so when i receive 30 payments i will post the list and close the rsvp.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I just found a large selection of USDA certified organic Indian groceries at Generation Green. Just what you'll need to cook Kamal's recipes. Check out my post here -

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event and wonderful food!

    February 10, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Thanks for a WONDERFUL Meetup Everyone! Kamal really outdid himself, even MORE than we had planned.
    He has the gift of comedic gab, an amazing HOST, and Ami is an excellent chef!

    Here is some info that was relayed during the Q & A., also books Kamal recommends.
    -University of Colorado online has extensive information about Indian lentils.
    -Health Book; Brian J. Osborne, Ayurveda Food Balancing Act
    -Recipe Book; Tarla Dalal, famous Indian chef has variety of cookbooks available.
    -Never mix Garlic or Cumin with Black Mustard Seeds
    -easy home appetizer; puffed rice mixed with chopped cooked potatoes, cooked black chickpeas, raw sliced onions, fresh cilantro, and a spice mix called, Chaat Masala
    -Okra; dry completely before cooking, do not cover when cooking or will be too wet and sticky.
    -Dosas can be easily prepared with a mix found at Indian Grocers, spread thin on a well oiled, flat griddle, flip when browned. Please leave a comment about this meetup, THANKS!

    2 · February 10, 2013

  • Megan

    This was wonderful! The class was fun and there was so much delicious food! Having a class with samples, dinner, and food to take home was so much for only $30.

    2 · February 9, 2013

  • Rick K.

    Great food, energy, and commraderie. Thanks to Laura and Andy for organizing. Andy, I appreciate seeing the excellent photos so fast! And please recognize Kamal and wife for their gracious hospitality. I'm glad we're doing it again!

    2 · February 9, 2013

  • Marlene Schifter S.

    Kamal can have a second career as a stand up comedian.

    4 · February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was wonderful - I enjoyed the demo/the hospitality and the wonderful food..thanks so much for organizing :)

    2 · February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    don't forget? are you kidding..been waiting for this.. :) thanks for organizing this wonderful opportunity!

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • Laura S.

    HELLO EVERYONE! Dont forget the cooking class is tomorrow afternoon! I may be running a little late because of work, Andy will be handling everything and hopefully I wont miss very much. :) -Laura

    February 8, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Andy & I met with Kamal & Ami tonight and finalized the schedule for the class on Saturday.

    Schedule is as follows;
    --2:30pm check-in at the side party room of Banana leaf, retrieve name tag from Andy.

    --2:40pm Kamal will have a little speech about Indian styles and the 4 basic elements of home Indian cooking with examples, such as Vegetables, Lentils (beans), Rice, and Bread (Chapati). We will be served appetizers from the Chaat cart, and mango juice or tea.

    --3:00pm Ami will commence cooking an entire meal from scratch that can be easily prepared in your home. (30-40 minutes)
    These are the dishes she will prepare;
    1. Chapati bread
    2. Potato curry
    3. Cauliflower curry
    4. Yellow Mung Dal/Lentil
    5. Cream of Wheat, Halva Shiro Dessert

    --3:40pm Question and Answer session with Kamal and Ami. Ask anything you always wanted to know about Indian food!

    --4:00pm Buffet style dinner of all the yummy dishes you just watched being prepared. THANKS EVERYONE CANT WAIT!!

    2 · February 5, 2013

  • Laura S.

    RSVP and Invoices are now CLOSED for this meetup.
    THANKS everyone, we have a FULL Class!

    Here is the list of PAID attendees:
    1. Katie Vockell
    2.Ryan Vincent
    3. Christine Dechicco
    4. April Ward
    5.Andy Kirch
    6. John Colvin
    7. Simon Keegans
    8. Jean Cotting
    9. Andy Mueller
    10.Kathy Repka
    11.Gwen Jackson
    12.Megan Mcgowan
    13.Caitlyn Benabdallah
    14.Marlene Stewart
    15.Michelle Moskowitz-Brown
    16.Rick Kritzer
    17.Kellye Pinkleton
    18.Stephen Block
    19.Diane Lipperman
    20.Anna Huff
    21.Paula jones
    22.Kristi Lekies
    23.Julie nelson
    24.Leslie Irion
    25.Liz Homer
    26.Sara Pratt

    Invoiced, waiting on payment:
    27.Melinda Reames
    28.Janel Biglin
    29.Brian Stevenson
    30.Krista Stevenson

    February 4, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Here is the list of PAID attendees:
    1. Katie Vockell
    2.Ryan Vincent
    3. Christine Dechicco
    4. April Ward
    5.Andy Kirch
    6. John Colvin
    7. Simon Keegans
    8. Jean Cotting
    9.Betty Virag
    10. Andy Mueller
    11.Kathy Repka
    12.Gwen Jackson
    13.Megan Mcgowan
    14.Caitlyn Benabdallah
    15.Marlene Stewart
    16.Michelle Moskowitz-Brown
    17.Rick Kritzer
    18.Kellye Pinkleton
    19.Stephen Block
    20.Diane Lipperman
    21.Anna Huff
    22.Paula jones
    23.Kristi Lekies

    We have room for 7 more! THANKS Everyone!

    1 · January 29, 2013

  • Laura S.

    21 confirmed/paid attendees as of today. Don't want anyone that's interested to miss out, only 9 more spots available! Thanks everyone for signing up and getting your payments in promptly. Have a great Sunday and enjoy all that warm weather this week!

    January 27, 2013

    • Caitlyn b.

      I think I have paid but not quite sure can you please let me know?

      January 27, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Letting everyone know that Ive sold 10 spots to this meetup so far and +10 more are invoiced. If your REALLY interested in going to the class I would email soon for a paypal invoice and pay now to insure your spot. Thanks everyone!

    January 23, 2013

    • Stephen B.

      How do I link to paypal from here?

      January 23, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Stephen, just shoot me a quick email and I will send back an invoice. Sorry its not linked to this page directly, meetup doesn't allow assistant organizers the option to collect for events. Thanks so much for your interest!

      January 24, 2013

  • Rick K.

    Seems expensive

    January 21, 2013

  • Christine

    Cannot wait. Thanks Laura for getting this coordinated.

    January 21, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I would have loved to go, really, but I already made plans that day with my family. :) Hope to join in on the fun one day!

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    plus 1

    January 21, 2013

  • Laura S.

    These are the people that requested 1st for spots at this meetup, and have been sent invoices thru email. Thanks everyone!!!
    -Christine DeChicco
    -Kathy Repka
    -Gwendolen Jackson
    -Sara Pratt
    -Betty Virag
    -April Ward +1
    -Kristi Lekies
    -Anna Huff

    January 21, 2013

  • Jean

    Sounds like fun.

    January 21, 2013

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