Curry making experiences and Indian cookery courses

Who loves curries? Pretty much everyone it seems, but practically no one cooks them from scratch. Whether it’s a Friday night takeaway or a jar of Pataks and some fried chicken, most of us would struggle to create a delicious Indian meal using all the individual herbs and spices used in a traditional Indian (or Birmingham) kitchen.

But I’ve found loads of experience gifts that deal solely with preparing Indian food. Of course there’s more to Indian food than curry, and most of these experiences will show you a wide range of cooking from the area.
First off, here’s my favourite experience.

Alasdair’s recommended Indian cooking experience deal

Half Day Indian Cookery Class - Manchester Picture Experience Days Logo  Half Day Indian Cookery Class - Manchester £65.00
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I’ve handpicked it because it’s a nice rounded experience, giving you several hours to completely immerse in Indian food. It’s a nice price too and I’m happy to have this as an ‘Alasdair’s best buy’.

What happens on an Indian cookery experience?

Short answer: A lovely chef will show you how to make lovely Indian food. Then you get to eat it.
Long answer: A professional chef will teach you about the history of this classic food, before talking about the perfect way to prepare all the ingredients.

The detail of the foods you will be cooking obviously depend on the length of the course. They all included a curry dish, but the longer your experience lasts, the greater the chance that you can learn different types of curry, from korma to madras, and try your hand at other Indian dishes too.

In the half hour experience, you’ll just have time to get comfy before you pop the ingredients together cook them and plate them up. At the other end of the spectrum, you got whole-day one-to-one experiences, where the course is tailored exactly to what you want to do, and your own Indian cooking preferences.

How to choose the best Indian cooking experience

As with all cooking experiences, the longer they last, the more you will learn. I think that if you can afford it, the full day courses are an amazing gift that can give you some real skills to take away with you. The courses run by Pat Chapman (shown at the bottom of the page) are my personal favourites, but these are just demos so you won’t be cooking along at the same time, so they’re not for everyone.

Of course even the short, basic courses can give you some ideas, but realistically you need a few hours to get familiar with the kitchen and your utensils, and prepare a few different dishes.

UK’s Indian cooking experiences

Here’s a rundown of all the UK’s Indian cooking experiences, ordered by price.

35% Off Express Indian Cooking Class Picture Red letter days Logo  35% Off Express Indian Cooking Class £25.00
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South Indian Curry Class At The Jamie Oliver Cookery School Picture Buyagift Logo  South Indian Curry Class At The Jamie Oliver Cookery School £45.00
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South Indian Prawn Curry Class At The Jamie Oliver Cookery School Picture Virgin experience days Logo  South Indian Prawn Curry Class At The Jamie Oliver Cookery School £45.00
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Fragrant Thai Green Curry Class At The Jamie Oliver Cookery School Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Fragrant Thai Green Curry Class At The Jamie Oliver Cookery School £45.00
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Cooking, Curry And Comedy Night In Glasgow Picture Experience Days Logo  Cooking, Curry And Comedy Night In Glasgow £48.00
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Three Course Indian Meal With A Glass Of Wine For Two At Rangrez Picture Buyagift Logo  Three Course Indian Meal With A Glass Of Wine For Two At Rangrez £49.00
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Indian Cookery Class In Gloucestershire Picture Experience Days Logo  Indian Cookery Class In Gloucestershire £50.00
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Vegetarian Indian Street Food Class Surrey Picture Experience Days Logo  Vegetarian Indian Street Food Class Surrey £65.00
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Half Day Indian Cookery Class - Manchester Picture Experience Days Logo  Half Day Indian Cookery Class - Manchester £65.00
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Jack The Ripper Tour With Curry For Two Picture Activity Superstore Logo  Jack The Ripper Tour With Curry For Two £69.00
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Vegetarian Curry Class Surrey Picture Experience Days Logo  Vegetarian Curry Class Surrey £75.00
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Indian Street Food Cookery Class - London Picture Experience Days Logo  Indian Street Food Cookery Class - London £75.00
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Introduction To Curry Cooking Surrey Picture Experience Days Logo  Introduction To Curry Cooking Surrey £79.00
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Restaurant Style Indian Cooking Class Surrey Picture Experience Days Logo  Restaurant Style Indian Cooking Class Surrey £80.00
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Half Day Indian Cooking Class - Stafford Picture Experience Days Logo  Half Day Indian Cooking Class - Stafford £85.00
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Indian Prawn Curry Cookery Class For Two At The Jamie Oliver Cookery School Picture Red letter days Logo  Indian Prawn Curry Cookery Class For Two At The Jamie Oliver Cookery School £90.00
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North Indian Thali Cookery Course For Two At The Jamie Oliver Cookery School Picture Red letter days Logo  North Indian Thali Cookery Course For Two At The Jamie Oliver Cookery School £90.00
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Tapas Cooking Class - Spanish Or Indian Picture Experience Days Logo  Tapas Cooking Class - Spanish Or Indian £99.00
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Full Day Indian Cooking Class - Stafford Picture Experience Days Logo  Full Day Indian Cooking Class - Stafford £120.00
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Three Hour Chapatti And Curry Cookery Class For Two Picture Buyagift Logo  Three Hour Chapatti And Curry Cookery Class For Two £130.00
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Indian Cooking Class Suffolk Picture Experience Days Logo  Indian Cooking Class Suffolk £130.00
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Half Day Indian Cookery Class In Hertfordshire Picture Buyagift Logo  Half Day Indian Cookery Class In Hertfordshire £135.00
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Half Day Indian Cookery Class At The Cooking Academy Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Half Day Indian Cookery Class At The Cooking Academy £135.00
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Indian Cookery Course With Seasoned Cookery School Picture Red letter days Logo  Indian Cookery Course With Seasoned Cookery School £149.00
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Indian Cooking Masterclass In Derbyshire Picture Experience Days Logo  Indian Cooking Masterclass In Derbyshire £149.00
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Private 1 To 1 Indian Cookery Class For All Levels Picture Experience Days Logo  Private 1 To 1 Indian Cookery Class For All Levels £185.00
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Full Day Indian Cookery Class At The Cooking Academy Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Full Day Indian Cookery Class At The Cooking Academy £189.00
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More about Pat Chapman and the Curry Club

All of these cookery courses are run by professional chefs who cook Indian food day in and day out. And you can’t get better than Pat Chapman when it comes to curry. As founder of the Curry Club, Pat is one of the UK’s leading authorities on curry, and he runs several Indian cooking demonstrations in Hampshire. Please note, these are demos, so so watch while he cooks, rather than cooking along with him.

Author: Alasdair

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