Indian Street Food Cooking Class – April 11, 2013

March 20, 2013 at 9:04 am 3 comments

Papri Chat, Samosa House.

Papri Chat, Samosa House.

Our Indian Street Food Cooking Class on Thursday, April 11 6:00 – 9:00 at the Holy Nativity Community Hall will introduce you to some traditional Indian delicacies that you can make easily at home.

Sample Indian food and buy Indian groceries at the Samosa House, 11510 W. Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

Sample Indian food and buy Indian groceries at the Samosa House,                               11510 W. Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

Guest Chef Zenith Gebhardt, a member of the Holy Nativity Community is a natural at combining spices and creating delicious food from her homeland in India.   Zenith and I visited the Samosa House in Culver City in preparation for our next Cooking Class called Indian Street Food.

Last year, Zenith shared some of the secrets of Indian cooking at our Foods of India class, combining and cooking the spices that this land is so famous for.  We made a plate of traditional Indian dishes –  Saag Paneer, Chicken Curry, Tarka Dhal, Vegetable Pilau and Baingan Ka Bharta along with some Mango Lassis.    Not only do I enjoy these dishes at restaurants, but when I make them at home, my house smells amazing from all the spices roasting in my skillet.

Pov Bhaji 3-13

Pav Bhaji, Samosa House. A vegetable based dip or stew to eat with bread.

This year Zenith will share recipes for favorite street foods and quick bites from the Indian repertoire. Aside from Samosas, these dishes were unfamiliar to me, but I fell in love with them while we sampled them at the Samosa House at 11510 W. Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA.  Now I am looking forward to learning and sharing how to make these dishes at home with ingredients available at the Samosa House.

Samosas and Pakoras with Mint and Tamarind Chutneys

Samosas and Pakoras with Mint and Tamarind Chutneys, Samosa House

Come learn from Zenith and Chef Patricia K. Rose of Fresh Food in a Flash, who will lead this hands-on cooking class on Thursday, Thursday, April 11, 6:00-9:00 at the Holy Nativity Community Hall in Westchester.  Once we complete the cooking, sit down and enjoy a meal you and your new friends made together with a glass of wine.  On the menu:

  • Samosas – these are baked potato and pea pastries
  • Pakoras – Vegetables dipped in chickpea flour and fried
  • Mint and Tamarind Chutneys to serve with our Samosas and Pakoras
  • Papri Chat – an Indian snack of chips, chickpeas, apples and potato topped with yogurt and chutneys
  • Pav Bhaji – a vegetarian stew/dip of eggplant, carrot, potato and peas served on Naan bread

Cooking Class fee $40 when you reserve by April 8, $45 at the door.   To reserve your spot, email  Then write a check to “Fresh Food in a Flash”; mail it to Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Cooking Class, 6700 West  83rd Street, Westchester, CA  90045.  or contact us to arrange payment by credit card.


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Patricia K. Rose

I am a Chef, Cooking Teacher and Food Blogger. Learn how to create delicious and healthy food in a FLASH.

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