Wednesday January 22

A Thali-Style Indian Feast

A Thali-Style Indian Feast

Make hearty chicken curry and daal hands on!

If you love the complex spicing, varied textures, and lively flavors of Indian food and enjoy dining in Indian restaurants, but if you’re too intimidated to cook this cuisine at home, we have the solution!

Hot Stove Society is pleased to welcome Instructor Shama Joshi for a hands-on Indian Thali-style dinner class. After a fulfilling 14-year career working at Microsoft, Shama followed her passion for feeding others and started a food truck called Roll Ok Please. It was the first Indian food truck to open in Seattle and quickly built a big fan following.  Shama immersed herself in the sheer joy of cooking, and the highlight of her new career was when Roll OK Please was the only food truck mentioned by Anthony Bourdin as one of the top 20 places to eat in Seattle!

Shama is currently in a professional hiatus, having wound down the food truck, but wants to stay connected to people through her food. What better way to connect with like-minded food enthusiasts than by cooking and teaching at Hot Stove Society! 

“Thali” often refers to the large serving platter or metal plate on which food is served.  It is also used to refer to an Indian-style meal made up of a selection of various dishes which are served on a platter.  Thali can contain many dishes, sometime 10-15, and are associated with special occasions and feasts.

Shama will demo multiple components of her favorite thali meal and then you’ll get to roll up your sleeves to make your own!  Once done cooking, you’ll sit down and enjoy eating your thali-style meal together, complete traditional with banana - leaf plates!  The Hot Stove team will make warm, buttery Naan, Rice Pilaf, Indian Chop Salad, and Okra Raita with Tadka for you to eat with your meal.

A glass of wine or beer is included.

Demo and Discussion:

  • Hearty Chicken Curry with tomatoes, onions, and spices
  • Daal, seasoned with garlic, curry leaves, and tomatoes
  • Shama’s Rice Pilaf: rice cooked with ghee, black cardamom and cumin
  • Okra Raita with Tadka: traditional refreshing yogurt sauce made with yogurt, black salt, and crispy curry leaves (no demo but enjoy as a taste of part of your meal at the end)
  • Indian Chop Salad: thick slices of cucumber, sliced red onions, tomatoes, and fresh lime juice (no demo but enjoy as a taste of part of your meal at the end)

Hands - On:

  • Hearty Chicken Curry with tomatoes, tomatoes, onions, and spices
  • Daal, seasoned with garlic, curry leaves, and tomatoes.  Learn about seasoning with curry leaves.

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A Thali-Style Indian Feast

Hotel Andra
Wednesday January 22
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Enroll $90.00