Cookery School

The Indian Guru

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— This course is adaptable for vegans; just let us know when booking —

This is our most popular cookery experience and, with so much flavour, it’s not hard to see why. Join spice guru, Lajina, as she shows you how to make authentic Indian cuisine. Fill your kitchen with aromas so enticing, your local takeaway will become a distant second choice for a curry!

With an array of classic and creative recipes up her sleeves, Lajjina has everything you could ever need to master the essentials and wow the crowds with your incredible new cookery skills.

Lajina’s family-oriented style of Punjabi cooking is great for taking home to try in your own kitchen. You could learn to make Indian classics such as chapattis, raita (yogurt and mint dip) and tamarind chutney, while also getting stuck into those family-time staples: dal tadka, bhel puri, and cauliflower and potato curry.

We want you to truly love your cookery experience with us, so here is a little more information about how the day will run – that way the only thing you need to think about is having a great time!

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Time and dietary info

Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm

79 reviews for The Indian Guru

  1. Kate P

    Enjoyable and practical

  2. Gerald

    Have a go, it’s fun!

  3. Natalie H

    Would highly recommend it! Was a fab day, feel more confident about home cooking

  4. Kinga

    Happy with the course overall, more confident with cooking and learned to use more spices correctly

  5. Clare G

    I would definitely recommend this course. It was so relaxed and very entertaining. I have become more aware of how to cook the onions, the spices, etc. I have wanted to learn the basics of Indian cooking and I am veggie so this course was perfect.

  6. Natalie B

    I wanted to learn how to make authentic Indian food. The food was fantastic! Do it. You will learn so many new skills. Fantastic course with wonderful teachers.

  7. Henry W

    Well worth it. Better knowledge of what could be achieved with the same basic ingredients. Educational and great fun

  8. Weronita

    Do it! It’s very informative and fun. It was a birthday present and it exceeded my expectations. Not only I’ve learned about the spices but also had great fun doing it. It was fantastic.

  9. Dave L

    Do it. So simple once you get the information

  10. Moira

    I wanted to understand more about using spices in the right way, as it was all a bit of a mystery. I feel more confident now. Good fun & well worthwhile. Need to buy a spicebox!

  11. Carlos A

    I love Indian food and the Indian culture. Yes the course is amazing and the two teachers also. Please do this course

  12. Jeanette W

    Definitely get booking on it. It’s so much fun as well as being informative. Confidence that I can now make a curry dish that taste (almost) as good as restaurant food. It was amazing how so many amateur cooks could create an excellent Indian banquet!

  13. Genevieve H

    Learnt a lot, instructors were very friendly, helpful and entertaining. Food tastes great. Just enjoy it and take everything in. Take notes so you can remember all their little tips!

  14. Thomas J

    Lovely time and great lessons. More confidence in cooking and blending spices for Indian food.

  15. Rachel N

    I came along with a friend without any expectations whatsoever. I loved every minute and learned so much! Come along, try it – and have a wonderful, fun-filled day.

  16. Carol

    Do it! You will learn hints and tips and will learn use of spices. Good support from tutors

  17. Anne M

    I wanted to improve my Indian cookery in particular use of spices. Yes it exceeded my expectations. Great course. Great teachers. Good fun. Delicious food.

  18. Emyr B

    What better way to spend a cold, wet, Sunday? It’s fun: do it

  19. Marlie P

    I feel more confident and comfortable with the use of different spices and ingredients. The practical demonstrations were invaluable. Even if you have little or no experience with Indian cookery, you will find it surprisingly simple to make. I definitely feel like I’ve broadened my horizons.

  20. Jane

    Better understanding of a basic ‘gravy’ and the utilisation and spices. It’s great fun. The atmosphere is fantastic and the food tastes great! Make sure you leave room to eat the feast at the end of the course!

  21. Becks L

    Make sure you’re hungry! I have really enjoyed it.

  22. Anonymous

    Cannot fault anything – balance of explanation and ‘doing’

  23. Anonymous

    Basic introduction class – expectations fully met

  24. Coleen W

    I loved it! Lighthearted presentation whilst giving a lot of knowledge an useful tips.

  25. Laura

    Very good course, very enjoyable.

  26. Angharad

    Thoroughly enjoyed the course, thank you!

  27. Shelley

    Very versatile and enjoyable course. The ladies are charismatic and lovely- they made learning fun and easy.

  28. Michael

    Educational and very entertaining. Definitely recommended for anyone who enjoys cooking and/ or eating!

  29. Michael

    You won’t be disappointed and you will be amazed at what you can do!

  30. Ed P

    I enjoyed cooking the curry and tasting everyone else’s.

  31. Charlotte

    Interesting, good range of dishes and ingredients. Very enthusiastic and approachable teachers!

  32. Richard

    This was a lot of fun and helped to take the fear out of complex dishes!

  33. Joe N

    You’ll learn lots of useful tips and be a lot more confident after this course.

  34. Colin

    It was fun, and great to learn Indian cooking- and I cooked food that tasted good!

  35. Pam

    You’ll be amazed at how simple Indian cooking can be, I’m no longer scared to try it for myself!

  36. Thomas

    I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the other participants were a nice group!

  37. Christine

    This course is great as it removes the mystique and enables you to cook wonderful food.

  38. Paul C

    I learned a lot, had a great time and the teachers were excellent- I’d definitely recommend it.

  39. Joyce

    The course is the perfect length, lots of information given and very useful and practical. I learnt how to use spices and how to cook better!

  40. Jim H

    Nina and Sumita are excellent tutors- very good at explaining things and making it entertaining.

  41. Graham

    Excellent teachers with loads of tips and advice. The hands on part teaches you so much.

  42. Julian

    This is a great way to learn and develop- the tutors were fantastic, the right balance between serious cooks and good fun.

  43. Tim

    The recipes are amazing and the ladies were warm welcoming and great fun!

  44. Jane

    Go for it! Really good fun, learnt a lot, lovely hosts and met some really lovely people!

  45. David

    Entertaining! Educational! Involving! Inspirational!

  46. Christopher

    Excellent tutors, great facilities and supportive staff

  47. Brenda

    A very enjoyable afternoon in good company

  48. Meera

    Definitely give it a go! Don’t eat before you come you’ll be fed lots!

  49. Lisa

    Lovely group of people, really welcoming and great fun!

  50. Lydia

    Great course, wonderful enthusiastic ladies who shared stories about Indian culture as well as great advice on how to get the most out of the food

  51. Daphne

    I would definitely recommend the course to friends and family

  52. Dot

    Lovely day, really educational and loved meeting the girls and other students. Course more than met my expectations.

  53. Robert

    Excellent. if you like Indian food the course is a must.

  54. Peter

    Good instruction, wide range of recipes provided. Tried each others food at end. Worth attending if you like Indian food.

  55. Pauline

    Worth going on the course. Enjoyed it very much and I have learnt a lot. Feel more confident cooking Indian food.

  56. Hebe

    Great, friendly and informed staff. Course surpassed my expectations, everything was wonderful.

  57. Heather

    Fantastic course, great recipes and lost of help and encouragement. Definitely worth attending!

  58. Sutton

    Great course, lot of fun. Some good tips.

  59. Alex

    JUST FAB! Come – good food, good understanding and good teachers.

  60. Martin

    DO IT! Exceeded my expectations and some valuable tips.

  61. Helen

    Fantastic lovely instructors, great tuition. Course was so informative.

  62. Joanne

    Good atmosphere, relaxed and informative.

  63. Alastair

    Enjoyable and educational!

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  65. Belinda

    Inspiration for more vegetarian dishes

  66. Clare

    Its a good introduction to Indian cooking and a fun and interesting day out.

  67. Mike A

    Would recommend it

  68. Brett T

    Lajina was a really friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor. There was plenty of opportunity for hands-on experience. And finally it

  69. Mary

    Its good!

  70. Roger

    Give it a go

  71. Chantelle

    Fantastic tutor, great dishes 🙂

  72. Bethany

    100% value for money and a really great day with other friendly people.

  73. Marianda

    Very nice atmosphere great pragmatic cooking i have learnt today

  74. Oli

    Would recommend

  75. Sharon

    Fantastic teacher, lots of recipes covered and tips given. It was a pleasant experience working with the rest of the group and it was fun.

  76. Claire

    I learned loads and had fun!

  77. Anna

    Fantastic course. Loved every minute.

  78. Jamie

    Lots of fun, lovely teacher who was very informative. But most of all, very tasty!

  79. Janus

    Excellent teacher, delicious recipes.

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