Intro

COVID ANNOUNCEMENT - Please note, Education is within the rules, so as teachers we are allowed to travel to your home during this time, by following our risk assessment).

All lesson vouchers are valid 1 year, but we are happy to extend if you don't feel comfortable taking your lesson during this time.
Or you can tale your class online via Zoom if preferred (and if you choose this feel free to have as many friends/family doing the class with you as you like)

**** Bibi's Indian Cookery Classes are proud winners of the 'Cambridge Sustainable Foods' BRONZE Business Standard Award****

Authentic 1 to 1 Indian cookery lessons in the Ely /Cambridge area . We will teach you how to cook delicious indian food completely from scratch using traditional methods.

PERSONALISED & BESPOKE - To provide a more personal experience our lessons are private, so the only people present at your lesson will be you and any friends/family you are cooking with present. We will also consult with you about the kinds of dishes you would like to do and design the menu accordingly.

Vegan? Vegetarian? Gluten Free? we can accomodate all types of diet on all lessons.

Please note spice levels can also be tailored to your taste, a korma doesn't have to be mild, and a dansak doesn't have to be hot! These are just restaurant guides for their customers, there is no 'set in stone' level of heat a dish must have!

AFFORDABLE - There is an initial fee for the first participant, but friends/spouse etc can join you for a small extra fee. So when the total fee is shared between participants we are (possibly by far) the most affordable cookery classes in the region. We usually require you to supply most of the man ingredients, but this means you get to take home a huge feast for the family, and your ingredients will rarely cost more than around £15.

For At home lessons children are welcome to join in FREE.

FLEXIBLE - We don't have set times and dates for lessons, because you will be the only course participants we will arrange the lesson according to your (and ours!) diary . Need to postpone your lesson? no problem, just try and let us know asap.

LOCATION - We can come out to you so you can take the lesson from your own kitchen (subject to distance, please enquire with your postcode), or you can come to us in Ely

ONLINE - We also now run 1 to 1 Cooking Coaching via Zoom! These work in a similar way; we will arrange a suitable date/time for you, then discuss the dishes you'd like, then i will send you your ingredient list. On the day you will login via the zoom link sent to you and I will talk you through as you cook. (Your friends/family can join in free!). All in person lessons can be changed to online if you prefer.
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Our lesson *gift vouchers make ideal gifts for birthdays or other occasions. The voucher receiver can then contact us to arrange a suitable date/ time for their lesson and discuss dishes. We are very flexible on dates and times, subject to diary availability.

Eco-friendly Business Pledge- - As holder of the Cambridge Sustainable Foods' BRONZE Business Standard Award ,as well as promoting sustainable food through our classes, we endeavour to use locally sourced ingredients and our catering is delivered plastic-free . Hot food is delivered in large cooking pots, which we will collect the next day. Disposable items for cold buffets are kept to an absolute minimum, but where used are of compostible material. Cookery Class students are asked to bring glass or other non plastic dishes for transporting their food home (and it will taste all the better from not being transported in sweaty plastic too!). We have also removed red meat from our catering menus. Our cookery classes also do not use red meat.
We also educate our learners on food waste and what can be done with any leftover ingredients or food to reduce waste.

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Terms and conditions.
Please note vouchers are to be used within 1 year (extended with any lockdown period!), , unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds, however you are welcome to pass on the booking or voucher to another person to take in your place.

Courses

£110

Beginners / advanced Indian Cookery

2.5 hours

-------------(COVID ANNOUNCEMENT - Please note, Education is within the rules, so as teachers we are allowed to travel to your home during this time, by following our risk assessment).
All lesson vouchers are valid 1 year, but we are happy to extend if you don't feel comfortable taking your lesson during this time)---------------------------------

A bespoke 1 to 1 Authentic Indian Cookery class. Learn the secrets to cooking all your favorite Indian dishes in this hands on personalised class.
Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, or have specific dishes in mind you'd like to learn, we can tailor your lesson accordingly.

If you would like to bring a friend to join you in your lesson add £15 to the fee

All spices are provided free, you will only need to bring along your main ingredients. Expect to take home with you a feast to feed 4!

We are happy to discuss any specific requests you have for your lesson, but a sample menu for this lesson = A main chicken curry of your choice, + a veg dish (eg. Sag Aloo) OR lentil dahl , + a bread (Naan/ chappatties) , OR a whole spice pilau rice.

Our Gift Vouchers for these classes (*valid for 1 year) are a popular choice for birthdays, Christmas and other occasions. The receiver can then contact us at their convenience to arrange a suitable date and menu plan for their lesson. (we are happy to extend the vouchers due to lockdowns, or you can take your class via Zoom)

Dates : if you let us know of your availability in good time we will do our best to arrange your lesson at a time and date most convenient to you.

Please let us know your postcode so we can check we can travel to you. Or you can travel to us in Ely.

For lessons in your own home your children under 16 can join in FREE! (as we do understand that sometimes it is the practical solution for busy parents!), we have a lot of experience working with children and young people.

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£225

Authentic Indian Cookery Party

3 hours

An informal hands on half day interactive cookery class with your friends in your own kitchen! *
You will cook lots of food for you all to enjoy together afterwards !

Be prepared to cook up a feast!
Menu = Your choice of any type of chicken, veg or fish curry, + Veg OR lentil dish,+ traditional Pakora bhajis & dip, + Whole Spice Pilau Rice, Tava Naan Bread + a 'Cachumber' .
Once the dishes are all prepared you are left alone to enjoy your dinner party !

Price includes all required spices, groups of around 6 are reccomended. (You can have more people if your kitchen is big enough, but bear in mind the more people you cook for the longer the dishes will take to cook)

*Please note these Cooking Parties are subject to location, advise us of your location so we can check we can cover your area

GIFT VOUCHERS available. Our vouchers are very popular as birthday and Xmas gifts. Please contact us to purchase

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£129

Samosa making Masterclass -*Special offer - Bring a friend FREE! - All Ingredients included

2.5 hours

Ever wanted to learn the art of making authentic Indian Samosas and dips from scratch? Then this hands on class is for you. You will be taken through the techniques of making of the pastry, making the filing, rolling out and assembling, and the frying. You will learn to make the traditional potato and pea samosas, but it is very easy to then adapt the recipe to other ingredients, eg. meat or other veg versions.
You will also make 2 dips -tomato mint & onion chutney dip, and a coriander yoghurt chutney dip.

All Ingredients provided free., and by the end you will have a bag full of samosas to take away with you

**Please specify upon enquiry if you would like a VEGAN Samosa Workshop.

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£120

Pakora - (Bhajis) Class for 2 - All ingredients incliuded - Bring a long a friend FREE

2 hours

Pakora are a type of fried chickpea flour fritters that are a popular street food all over India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
In this lesson you will learn to make 2 types of pakora, plus the all important accompanying fresh chutney dips.
All ingredients included in class price.

- Take the class on your own or with a friend

*** Fully Vegan / gluten free Pakora class available

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£115

Ayurvedic Cookery

2.5 hours

Learn to cook traditional health promoting Ayurvedic dishes to help balance your 'Dosha', as prescribed by the 5000 year old indian science of Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic food is cooked simply but with awareness of the qualities of the ingredients and spices and their combined effect on the body. It is nutritious wholesome vegetarian food . This lesson will teach you the basics of this style of eating. We will send you a 'dosha quiz' before the lesson. Your dosha ('constitutional type') will signal the types of food and cooking methods that are right for you to maintain optimum health, according to Ayurvedic principles).
Please see the following link for more info on ayurveda - https://www.ayurveda.com/resources/articles/doshas-their-elements-and-attributes

(Spices included free on all courses)

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£125

Indian VEGAN Cookery Class for 2

2.5 hours

Vegan version of the Beginners/Advanced Indian Cookery.
Fee covers up to 2 participants.

Gluten Free class also available.

If you have any other allergies or ingredients you wish to omit just let us know

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£150

Kids Indian Cookery Party - All ingredients included

2 hours

Children love to cook, and they are far more adventurous than the usual cupcakes and cookies given the chance !
At our Kids Indian Cookery parties, children will participate in cooking a meal for themselves and their friends, and learn a little about different spices too.
Not all indian spices are hot, in fact, from hundreds of spices the only actually hot ones are chilli powder / flakes. There are many more flavours to explore apart form the fiery hot ones !
Your children will learn to cook a specially adapted sweet mango chutney chicken curry recipe with home made naan bread. We are yet to meet a child who doesn't enjoy a naan bread smothered in garlic butter they have made with their own hands! Served with a cucumber & fresh lime salsa and a baked Turmeric & paprika potato baked dish

Please enquire with your requirements , Number of children, location, etc. There may be a small travel charge if you are located further than we usually travel)

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£330

3 week Indian cookery course in your own home

2.75 hours

3 lessons, taking you through the basics of indian cookery, giving you the skills to produce a good variety of dishes, from curries, breads, rice and starters. Arranged at a time and date to suit.
These courses take place in your own kitchen so please contact us with your address to check if we are cover your area. (The Cambridge/Ely region)
The course fee covers 2 people (we don't mind if you have children around who want to join in a bit too).

(Spices and a few other ingredients included free on all courses, but you need to provide the main ingredients)

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£129

20 minute indian Meals

3 hours

We have devised a series of quick and easy delicious indian dishes, perfect for mid week meals , or make them all at once for a delicious weekend feast! (Vegan/ Veggie / gluten free class available).

These dishes are simplified dishes with only require 4 spices, of which a gift pack will be provided for you to take home .
Let us know if you require your dishes to be mild, medium or hot.

In this class you will learn to cook the following five 20 minute dishes (give and take a bit of time for prep!).
Each dish serves 2.

- Spiced aubergine and courgettes , served in homemade chappati wrap, with coriander Yoghurt drizzle
- Speedy Chickpea (or chicken) curry served with pilau rice & fresh dill & cucumber salad
- Lightly spiced rice with chicken & peppers
- Paneer skewers with lightly spiced potatoes & zingy lime Cachumber
- Lamb Kofta (serve with chappati, or other bread, or pilau rice ) with fresh tomato salad and mint yoghurt chutney

These dishes are designed to be mixed and matched, eg: you can serve with chappati instead of the potatoes or rice, or a different salad/salsa, etc.

If you don't eat/like any of the above ingredients let us know and we can substitute

Special offer >> Bring a long a friend to join you FREE

*Your ingredient list will be sent to you upon booking you date. Remember to bring containers to take all your food home. All your recipe instructions will be emailed to you after the lesson.

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£135

All About Dahl (Vegetarian or Vegan) - All Ingredients included

3 hours

Introduction to Dahls -
- In indian cooking there are literally hundreds of different types of lentils and beans, known as 'Dahl' , endless varieties, and varieties within varieties- eg; split mung, skinned split mung, whole mung.... All which need careful preparation and treatment to make them delicious and digestible. Cooked well dahl makes a very flavorsome delicious healthy meal.
Keep it vegetarian, or make it vegan, up to you.

In this lesson you will cook 3 types of dahl and also learn to make chappaties.
After the lesson you will we welcome to stay and eat the food if you have time, or take it home with you .

**-bring a long a friend to join you Free
**Option to take the lesson from your own kitchen available, distance permitting (please supply postcode)

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£125

Indian Breads (all Ingredients included) - Bring a friend FREE!

2.5 hours

This class will focus on popular indian breads - Chappatties, Tava Naan bread/ Bhaturra, & Butter Paratha.
There is more to making a lovely fluffy naan or a soft chewy chappatti than meets the eye, and Indian bread making is a skill that will develop with practice and time, but this class will give you the hands on skills and know-how to see you off to a great start.

All ingredients included.

*Special offer - bring along a friend to join you for Free!

**If you'd like to take the lesson from your own kitchen please provide your postcode so we can check if its within our travel zone

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GIFT VOUCHERS

Gift Vouchers available for all lessons, valid for 1 year.
The voucher receiver can contact us at their convenience to arrange a date and menu with us.
We can email over an 'e-voucher' upon payment (or send a hard copy in post if preferred)- Perfect for last minute gifts!
Message or email us to book.
See our social media for reviews from happy foodies!

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£250

Bespoke - Special diet course - x 2 lessons

3 hours

These 2 classes will be designed especially for you after consultation with you on the foods you can eat and like.
These classes are perfect for those who have to follow special diets omitting many of the ingredients commonly found in dishes.
Eg; a lot of people can no longer eat bread and other wheat based goods. Our easy to make wheat free chick pea flour based flat breads and wraps are a quick and easy solution. You wil learn 3 dishes per class.

Gift vouchers available
**special offer **- Bring a long a friend to join you FREE

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Other classes - Cooking on a Budget Classes/ Mediteranean. etc

As well as our indian classes we also run other types of cookery classes around Cambridge..
Please see our 'Learn to Cook Cambridge' website for further info -

http://cambridgecookingclasses.co.uk

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£65

Zoom Online Cookery Coaching (2 friends join in free!)

2 hours

Learn to cook anywhere in the world with 1 to 1 personalised cookery coaching!
These lessons take place online via 'Zoom' (Or Facebook Messenger Video if preferred), and you are welcome to include some family/friends in your lesson at no extra charge. Similarly to the face to face lessons we will discuss which dishes you'd like to learn, and then you will be sent a list of your ingredients. Then just log into Zoom via the link we send you and you will be coached through the cooking of your dishes

Lessons are 2 hours long. and are adequate time for learning to cook 1 curry + pilau rice or Naan.

Bookings of a block of 3 lessons will receive a 10% discount .

As always we are very flexible on dates/ times for your lesson. Just get in touch worth your availability.

~ ~ Cookery Coach GIFT VOUCHERS make an excellent gift! Voucher will be emailed over to you on same or next working day ~~

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Corporate - Team Building Cookery Masterclass

3 hours

A hands on team building cookery workshop where your team will work together to cook an authentic indian meal.
The night will end with a sit down meal of your wonderful dishes (or day time workshop if preferred).
A great fun and interactive alternative to the team xmas meal tradition, or indeed for any team building activity throughout the year.
All ingredients are provided.
We work with the fabulous 'Cambridge Food Tours- Food & Drink Events' to put on these events.
All ingredients included.

Please try and get in touch well in advance to book

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Catering

Catering

Catering Buffet Menu

Authentic indian / Pakistani home style cooking, using traditional techniques & FRESH ingredients

-Vegetarian or Vegan alternatives available for all dishes.
-Minimum order = x 12 persons, Maximum = x 40 persons
- All hot food is delivered hot locally in large cooking pots, or can be collected from us in Ely
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£10 Per Person buffet Menu =
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-Chicken (or Veg) Curry - choose a creamy coconut, to Bhuna (please specify heat level)
- Lemon Tarka Dahl
- Cumin Pilau rice
- Tava Naan bread quarters
- Cucumber yoghurt raita
- Chopped indian style salad with coriander
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£12 Per person buffet Menu =
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-Chicken Curry - choose from Ceylon, Korma, Rogan, or Punjabi Bhuna
- Tarka Dahl Makhani
- Whole spice Pilau rice
- Bhaturra Naan bread quarters
- Pakora (onion bhajis) + Green coriander & mint chutney
- chopped indian style 'cachumber' salad with fresh coriander
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£15 Per person Set Menu =
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-Chicken Curry - choose from Ceylon, Korma, Rogan, Tikka or Punjabi Bhuna,( please specify your heat level)
- Chickpea Dahl Makhani with fresh lime, butter, coriander, & indian pickle
- Cardamom/ Cumin Pilau rice cooked with ghee.
- Bhaturra Naan bread (A type of fried naan)
- Pakora (onion & veg bhajis) + coriander & mint yoghurt + Chilli tomato dips.
- chopped indian style fresh salsa salad
- Chickpea Chaat (cold dish)
- Cucumber & Dill yoghurt raita
- Iced Cardamom cake squares

*****Food Standards Rating - East Cambs council have awarded us a 5 star food hygiene rating *****

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Retreat Chef

We have 8 years experience catering for yoga / holistic retreats, some attended by international teachers and Indian Swami's.
We offer a flexible service with your choice of cuisine, and can tailor menus specifically.
Whether it is Vegan, Vegetarian, Yogic/ Ayurvedic/ Satvic,, Mediteranean, or Indian cuisine , if you let us know what you require we can get a quote to you.
It is advisable to enquire well ahead of your retreat date so you are not dissapointed.
A brief free Food tasting session can be arranged for larger bookings

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