Banana Leaf Vegetarian Feast
18 April (Sun) 2pm
$190 for onsite participants.
$180.50 for zoom participants. Please use ZOOM5 as a discount code.
Eating food from banana leaves is auspicious, healthy and savvy! Banana leaves contain a lot of polyphenols, a cancer-preventing agent found in many plant-based foods. When food is served hot on a banana leaf, it imparts a smell to the sustenance and improves the taste.
The menu for this cooking class is planned taking into consideration the traditional Indian medicinal systems like Siddha and Ayurveda, incorporating the six tastes (sweet, salt, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent). In fact a meal with all the six tastes provides the perfect balance.
Eating is a sensorial experience, often evoking emotions and passion. The Indian tradition insist that our hands are the most precious and useful part of our body. Eating with one’s fingers stimulates the five elements (earth, water, fire, wind and space) and help to stimulate digestive juices in the stomach. The nerve endings at our fingertips also promote digestion and makes one conscious of the flavors, textures and aromas while eating.
1. Nei paruppu (mashed tempered dhal)
2. Mixed Vegetable Sambar (classic vegetable curry with tur dhal)
3. Snake Gourd and Black Eyed Beans (Pudalangai Thatta Payir Kootoo)
4. Tempered Plantain (Vazhakkai Talipu))
5. Pumpkin Pirathal (hot, sweet and sour pumpkin with coconut)
6. Mangga Thokku (unripe mango pickle)
7. Tomato Rasam (tomato and lentil stock digestive soup)
8. Semiya Payasam (dessert of vermicelli and sago)
Demonstration by Chef / Instructor. Available on ZOOM.
Take Home Items
Students will take home all the items demonstrated and a recipe pack. Food samples can be collected by ZOOM participants after class. Delivery can be arranged at a small fee.