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

(Notice - Please do not make enquiries via the phone number but use the online form or email - Thanks)

Authentic 1 to 1 Indian cookery lessons in the Cambs 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 . We will also consult with you about the kinds of dishes you would like to learn 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 or Free (see indivdual course links). So when the total fee is shared between participants we are quite possibly the most affordable cookery classes in the region, And we will travel to your home so you can take the class in your own kitchen (distance permitting)
We usually require you to supply most of the main ingredients, but this means you will be left with a huge feast , and your ingredients will rarely cost you more than £15

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.
Please note weekends are generally reserved for group lessons of more than 2 people, 1 or 2 person lessons usually run on weekdays, starting at around 10.30am or 1pm.

Please enquire with your postcode, on occasion it might be possible for you to come to our Ely kitchen, but generally we will travel to you (distance permitting).

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,
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 also do not cook using red meat
We also educate our learners on food waste and what can be done with any leftover ingredients or food to reduce waste.

Please get in touch via the online form with your enquiry, and we will get back to you asap. (please note we are usually in lessons so are unavailable to take phone calls)
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Terms and conditions.
Please note vouchers are to be used within 1 year , we can extend your voucher if you get in touch, but unfortunately cannot offer refunds, however you are welcome to pass on the booking/ voucher to a friend or family member to take you place.

Please not unfortunately we no longer offer a catering service.

Courses

£159

Indian Cookery Experience

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.

Feel free to have a friend join you in your lesson for no extra charge (additional person @£20 each).

All spices are provided free, you will only need to provide your main ingredients (approx cost = £15-£20). Expect to cook up a feast to feed 4 to 6 people !

We are happy to discuss any specific requests you have for your lesson, but a sample menu for this lesson = A main veg or 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 voucher receiver can then contact us at their convenience to arrange a suitable date and menu plan for their lesson.

Date : 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. 1 to 1 classes run on weekdays, and usually start at either 10.30am or 1pm. Or sometimes evenings. Group class bookings (more than 2 participants) are available weekdays or weekends .

We cover the general Cambridge/ Ely area, if you live further out please let us have your postcode so we can check we are able to travel to you . (It may be possible that you can take your lesson in our kitchen in Ely but this cannot always be guaranteed)

Notice- Please do not make enquiries via the phone number but use the online form or email - Thanks

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£200

Authentic Indian Cookery Party

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

Prepare to cook up a feast >>
Menu = Your choice of any type of curry (but not red meat, as per our Eco pledge), + Veg dish (eg. sag paneer),+ fried Pakora + dip, + Whole Spice Pilau Rice, + Tava Naan Bread + a fresh 'Cachumber' .

Once the dishes are all prepared you are left alone to enjoy your dinner party with your friends !

Price includes all required spices, groups of around 6 are recommended.

*Please advise us of your location so we can check we can travel to your home

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

Perfect idea for a hen party too !

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£149

Samosa making Masterclass 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, 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
-VEGAN Samosa Workshop available.

>>Special Offer>> This is a private class for 1 person but feel free to have 1 friend join you FREE

We cover the general cambridge/ Ely area, but if you live further out please send us your postcode to check if we can get to you

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£149

Pakora + dip + Tarka Dahl + Chappatties

3 hours

Pakora are a delicious deep fried chickpea flour based fritter that are a popular street food all over India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
In this lesson you will learn to make pakora (also known as bhajis) , plus a yoghurt chutney dip, + Chappatties, + an authentic red lentil Dahl Makhani .

The meal you will cook will serve at least 4 people .

All spices provided (You will only need to provide the main ingredients, which will come to approx £10-£15 )

*** Vegan/ Vegetarian friendly class

Special Offer - Have a friend join you in your class for FREE

We cover the general cambridge/ Ely area, but if you live further out please send us your postcode to check if we can get to you.

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£139

Ayurvedic Cookery

3 hours

Learn to cook traditional health promoting Ayurvedic dishes, like kitchari, chappatties, and vegetables dishes , to help balance your 'Dosha',
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 .

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 classes).
This is a class for 1, but feel free to have a friend join you for a small extra fee

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£159

Indian VEGAN Cookery Class

-Vegan version of the Beginners/Advanced Indian Cookery (see this tab for details)
-Gluten Free class also available.
-If you have any other allergies or ingredients you wish to omit just let us know

Special Offer - Have one friend join you in your class FREE

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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 convenient date and menu with us.
We can email over an 'e-voucher' upon payment- Perfect for last minute gifts!

Please Message us via the online form or EMAIL to book or enquire.

See our social media for reviews from happy foodies!

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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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£75

Zoom Online Cookery Coaching (+ 1 friend 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 a friend 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 approx 2 hours long. and are adequate time for learning to cook 1 curry of your choice + pilau rice + Naan bread.

Bookings of a block of 3 lessons will receive a 15% 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

Retreat Chef

We have 8 years experience catering for yoga / holistic retreats, some attended by international teachers and Indian Swamis.
If you's like Asia to come along and cook at your retreat please get in touch!

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