'This Indian Mom Cooks' Zoom Cooking Class Series — $25 per class

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Thursday, Sept. 7. Zoom Cooking Class. Butter Chicken or Tofu

Thursday, Sept. 28: Zoom Cooking Class. Chana Masala. 

Thursday, Oct. 5: Zoom Cooking Class. Dal Makhani. 

Saturday, Oct. 21: Woodlake Market, Kohler Food & Wine, WI

Wednesday, Oct. 25: Backyard BBQ, Wilmette, IL

Saturday, Oct. 28: Harvest Market, The Big Feed, Springfield, IL

'This Indian Mom Cooks' zoom cooking class series will help answer all of your questions on how to successfully make Indian food at home. They are affordable and only one hour so that you get what you need and can instantly apply the techniques to cooking at home in your own kitchen. The best way to engage is to gather your ingredients in advance and cook with me. We offer links to all of the spices that we sell and now I am offering spice kits as well, so you can purchase the kit needed to make a recipe with me with one click. It has never been easier to cook Indian food at home! 

All classes take place at 7 PM Chicago time and cost $25 each

Once you purchase a class pass below, I will email you directly the morning of class with the zoom link to participate and a link to the recipe we'll be cooking. All class purchases must be made by 10 PM the evening before class. We must have a minimum of FIVE participants to run the class. If we don't, then I will refund you or credit you towards another class. 

This is a great opportunity to learn the tips and tricks to amazing Indian food and get all your questions answered while you cook with me. Most classes average $60 to $100 or more. I wanted to keep these affordable, quick, and easy. No matter the way I cook in the class (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or Stovetop), I will always explain the other cooking methods. Even if you don't have an Instant Pot, for example, join in and I will explain how to make the same dish on your stovetop. 

FREE class pass

To earn a free class, just purchase $25 or more worth of product from this website or from one of our retail partners (Harvest Market, Woodlake Market, Backyard Barbecue, Coastal Seafood, or select Illinois Whole Foods). In order to be eligible for a FREE class pass, please take a photo of your receipt of products, a photo of your products, and email them to Anupy. The purchase date must be visible and must be within 2 weeks of the class date - no exceptions. 

FREE class pass for employees of our partner retailers

If you work at Harvest Market, Woodlake Market, Backyard Barbecue, Coastal Seafood, Fortune Fish & Gourmet, or select Illinois Whole Foods, class is on us. We just appreciate all of your hard work. Please send a photo of your work ID to Anupy. In order to be eligible, your store MUST currently carry our products. 

Please don't share the zoom link with anyone. Only paid customers or those with a FREE pass will be allowed into the zoom meeting. Anyone who shares the link will not be asked back.  

No refunds will be given on classes you cannot attend. BUT, if something comes up and you truly cannot make it, please give Anupy 24 hours notice and you can take another class at another date and time. This means that if class is on a Thursday at 7 PM, then you need to notify Anupy no later than Wednesday the day before by 7 PM. Again, no exceptions. 

How do I know what ingredients I need?

Indian recipes can sometimes feel complicated and intimidating with many ingredients. Rest assured, once you buy your basic spices, you'll be set up for success and future recipes, often only swapping out the main ingredient. 

You can purchase ingredients one of two ways. A la carte or as a Spice Kit. Each class below will have links to the recipe as well as to the ingredients. If we sell the ingredients, we will link the name of the spice or legume to the ingredient for purchase on our site. 

There are still some ingredients we don't sell quite yet. And some of you may just want to give the recipe a try before investing in a whole bunch of ingredients. In that case, simply click on SPICE KITS and buy a ONE and DONE packet that includes all of the hard-to-find ingredients doled out in the exact proportions for class. We don't have spice kits for all recipes yet, but we are working on it. 

The best part of zoom? You can join in from any time zone! Class is at 2PM if you are in Hawaii, 5 PM in California, 7 PM in Denver, 8 PM on the East Coast, 1 AM in London, and 5:30 AM in Delhi. 


Thursday, Sept. 7. Zoom Cooking Class. Butter Chicken or Tofu. In this class I will show you how to make Butter Chicken in the Instant Pot with tips on stovetop cooking and how to make this dish Vegan with baked or Air-Fryer Tofu. To purchase our meal kit for this class, click here. To purchase the sauce (our Punjabi Masala) that will make this recipe in minutes, click here. While I will showcase this recipe from scratch, I will discuss how I use our Punjabi Masala to get dinner on the table during the week in mere minutes. 

Thursday, Sept. 28: Zoom Cooking Class. Chana Masala. Learn how to make restaurant-style chana masala using our own blend of chana masala spice. In this class, I will showcase this recipe in the Instant Pot from my new book Instant Pot Indian. You can find the recipe by clicking here. But, not to worry, I will explain how to make this on the stovetop as well.

One recipe makes 6 cups of product, perfect for a family of four and leftovers. 

The ingredients needed for this class include: 2 cups white chickpeas, ghee, asafoetida (optional), cumin seeds, turmeric powder, onion, ginger, garlic, green fresh chiles, tomato, tomato paste, garam masala, coriander powder, red chile powder, chana masala, salt, water, and fresh cilantro. The spices that are hyperlinked are sold on our site. You can purchase them all individually, or purchase one of our spice kits. The starter set gives you our basic key spices (cumin, coriander, and turmeric) plus garam masala and the custom blend spice kit include the chana masala. Both are bundled and are discounted. 

If you don't want to purchase items separately, then simply purchase a spice kit, which includes pre-measured portions of the spices needed to make this one recipe. 

Please note that you will need to buy all the fresh ingredients and the dried chickpeas, so be sure to give yourself enough time to do so. 

Thursday, Oct. 5: Zoom Cooking Class. Dal Makhani. Once you learn how to mix your Urad Dal with the perfect portion of kidney beans and spices you'll have dal makhani on hand at all times. No more waiting to order on the weekends from your fave restaurant. Because the ingredients in this recipe are so specialized, we do recommend purchasing our meal kit here. In this kit, you'll get your urad dal and red kidney beans as well as all of the speciality spices needed like dried fenugreek seeds. This class will focus on making this dish in the Instant Pot, but I will explain how to make this successfully on the stovetop as well. 

Saturday, Oct. 21: Woodlake Market, Kohler Food & Wine, WI

Wednesday, Oct. 25: Backyard BBQ, Wilmette, IL

Saturday, Oct. 28: Harvest Market, The Big Feed, Springfield, IL

 Questions? Always feel free to email me directly.