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Paneer Paratha (bread) and Cucumber Raita (dip) - Vegetarian

  • Ages 21 & up
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Language: English

$15 per person6 tickets remaining!


Paneer Paratha (bread) and Cucumber Raita (dip) - Vegetarian

Ah, the cuisine of India! And the aroma of its spices! It made the Europeans salivate and their daring explorers risk their lives to find a sea route to India! That remarkable cuisine is now yours to create and enjoy through this class. 

Come, join me as we prepare this delightfully delicious meal from the northern part of India. 

Paneer paratha, a stuffed Indian flatbread, is made with whole wheat flour and paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and Indian spices. Usually this bread is made with oodles of ghee (clarified butter); instead, we will be using oil to make this healthy, delicious bread. 

This paratha is perfect for lunch or dinner, and sometimes even as a snack with a cup of hot tea. Paneer paratha is usually served with Indian pickle and raita (dip). We will be making a cucumber raita as an accompaniment to this paratha.

Note: We will be doing everything, including chopping the vegetables, in class. No prepping required. 

This class will be limited to 8 people for an intimate experience. 

Ingredients for paneer stuffing

· ¾ to 1 cup grated paneer

· 1 small onion (optional)

· ¼ teaspoon grated ginger

· 1 green chili

· About 2 tablespoons fresh, chopping cilantro

· About ¼ tsp. dry mango powder (Amchur powder) OR lemon juice

· A pinch of carom seeds (Ajwain)

· Salt 

Ingredients for paratha (makes about 5-6 parathas)

· About 1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour (keep extra for dusting)

· Oil or ghee

· Salt

Ingredients for Cucumber Raita

· 1 medium cucumber

· 1 cup plain yogurt

· 1.2 teaspoon red chili powder (optional)

· 1 teaspoon cumin powder

· ½ teaspoon Chaat Masala (optional)

· Salt

· 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or mint

Note: In addition to other utensils you will need a skillet and a rolling pin or something equivalent.

Where to buy the ingredients

- Indian grocery stores

- Walmart

- Amazon

- Etsy

Your host

Yaymaker Host Sheela Vijay located in FREMONT, CA

To Sheela, cooking is a joy and a passion right from childhood, inspired by her loving grandmother. With a particularly rich and diverse repertoire of Indian dishes, she has wielded the chef's spoon creatively for 30 years delighting her family and friends, and finding fulfillment in it. A fearless experimenter, she believes that you can become a great cook, armed only with interest and no gifts. She is a former school teacher and principal, and enjoys arts and crafts, and growing her own organic vegetables too.

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