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Julie Sahni offers intensive participation, private courses for professional and non-professional cooks. Instruction is available in two formats: 2 days Intensive program or 3½ days Comprehensive program. The classes are held mostly during weekends and weekdays but  there are some spanning over both and are limited to three (3) students. All classes are taught year-round in the specially designed teaching kitchen in Chef Sahni's Brooklyn Heights studio.

The 2-day format includes seventeen (16) hours of instruction, while the 3 ½ days format includes twenty seven (27) hours of instruction. Both courses emphasize the use of aromatics in cooking and their effect on the palate. Cooking techniques, appropriate use of Indian spices, herbs and seasonings, and planning healthful, balanced meals are covered in-depth. Historical and cultural background and religious ideologies behind cuisine are also included. Both courses include complete meals and full-day courses include a trip to an Indian grocery.

Primary Courses
Students have the option of registering for either Classic Indian Cooking or one of several Specialty Courses. Both options are offered as either a 3 1/2-days Comprehensive format or 2-day Intensive format. Both Courses include all materials, detailed notes, a trip to the Indian Market, and a recipe workbook. Course selection for a given time period is on a first-come first-serve basis. In other words, you may select the type and duration of a course if the selected time period has not already been chosen by someone who previously registered.

Classic Indian Cooking
Mogul or 'Classic" cooking of North India, as well as regional Indian cooking is covered in this course, emphasizing light and subtle preparations particularly suited for entertaining. Brahmin cuisine of the Dravidian South and the Jain cuisine of Western India — noted for low-calorie, low-salt dishes and made with natural whole grains, variety of legumes, yogurt, homemade cheese, garden vegetables and fruits — are also covered in depth. Using whole meal flours and special kneading, rolling, and techniques to make Indian breads are an integral part of this course, as well.

Specialty Courses:

Vegetarian, Ayurvedic Healing Vegetarian, Vegan Vegetarian, Gluten-free (all four may be with or without Seafood)
In addition to multi-day courses described above, three (3) one-day workshops  are also offered: Immersion Workshop for eight (8) hours; A Taste of India Workshop for four (4) hours; and Nan, Kulcha & Samosa Workshop for three (4) hours. Please note that these workshops require a 2-person minimum. If there are already 2 people registered for a workshop on a given day, then you alone can register for that day as well. But if nobody is currently registered for a workshop on the day of your choice, then you would need to register at least 2 people to confirm the workshop on that day.

Location
Chef Julie's studio is located near the Brooklyn entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, overlooking the Wall Street area.

2015 Schedule of Cooking Classes (Vegetarian, Ayurvedic Healing, and Vegan Courses offered by request)

July 2015 
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course: 2015, July 3, 4, 5, 6
2-days Intensive Course PURE VEGETARIAN (Ayurvedic Healing): 2015, July 14, 15
2-days Intensive Course: 2015, July 21, 22
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course: 2015, July 24, 25, 26, 27

August 2015
2-days Intensive Course: 2015, August 4, 5
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course VEGETARIAN (with FISH): 2015, August 7, 8, 9, 10
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course: 2015, August 21, 22, 23, 24
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course:  2015, August 27, 28, 29, 30

September 2015  
2-days Intensive Course: 2015, September 1, 2
2-days Intensive Course VEGAN: 2014, September 8, 9
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course AYURVEDIC HEALING VEGETARIAN: 2015, September 11, 12, 13, 14
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course VEGETARIAN: 2015, September 17, 18, 19, 20
2-days Intensive Course VEGAN-VEGETARIAN: 2015, September 22, 23
2-days Intensive Course: 2015, September 29, 30

October 2015  
3 1/2 -days Comprehensive Course: 2015, October 8, 9, 10, 11
2 days Intensive Course: 2015 October 13, 14
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course: 2015: October 22, 23, 24, 25

November 2015 
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course: 2015, November, 1,2, 3, 4
2-days Intensive VEGAN VEGETARIAN Course: 2015, November 5, 6
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course : 2015, November 13, 14, 15, 16
2-days Intensive Course: 2015, November 27, 28
2-days Intensive Course: 2015, November 29, 30

December 2015  
2-days IntensiveCourse: 2015, December 2, 3
2-days IntensiveCourse: 2015, December 5, 6
2-days Intensive Course: 2015, December 12, 13
A Taste of India workshop 4 hrs (5:45 PM to 9:45 PM): 2015, December 14
CIA-CULINARY SPLENDORS OF INDIA Tour: December 27, 2015 - January 11, 2016

 

2016 Schedule of Cooking Classes (Vegetarian, Ayurvedic Healing, and Vegan Courses offered by request)

January 2016
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, January 23, 24
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, January 25, 26
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course WEEKDAYS AND WEEKEND: 2016, January 28, 29, 30, 31
A Taste of India Workshop, 4 hrs (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM): 2016, January 19
A Taste of India Workshop, 4 hrs (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM): 2016, January 20

February 2016
A Taste of India Workshop 4 hrs (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM): 2016, February 5
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, February 6, 7
A Taste of India Workshop 4 hrs (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM): 2016, February 8
THE SPICE ROUTE: CULINARY SPLENDORS OF SOUTH INDIA Tour 2016 Feb 13-23; Pretour GOA: Feb 10-13; Posttour TAJMAHAL Feb 23-25

March 2016
2-days Intensive Course: 2016 March 5, 6
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course: 2016, March 8, 9, 10, 11
1-day Immersion Course: 2016, March 12
A Taste of India Workshop, 4 hrs (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM): 2016, March 26

April 2016 
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, April 2, 3
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, April 9, 10
1-day Immersion Course: 2016, April 17
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, April 23, 24

A Taste of India Workshop, 4 hrs (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM): 2016, April 25

May 2016
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, May 7, 8
3 1/2 -days Comprehensive Course (with Bonus:Ayurvedic Spices information): 2016, May 10, 11, 12, 13
1-day Immersion Course: 2016, May 14
3 days (27 hrs) Comprehensive Course  MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: 2016, May 28, 29, 30

June 2016 
1-day Immersion Course: 2016, June 1
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course WEEKEND & WEEKDAYS : 2016, June 4, 5, 6, 7
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, June 18, 19
2-days Intensive Course:  2016, June 25, 26

 

July 2016 
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, July 2, 3
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, July 9, 10
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, July 16, 17
3 1/2 days Comprehensive Course: 2016, July 25, 26, 27, 28

2-daysA Taste of India Workshop: 4 hrs (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM) 2016, July 31

August 2016
3-days (27 hrs) Comprehensive VEGAN Course: Sunday, Monday Tuesday, 2016, August 7, 8, 9
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, August 13, 14

3 1/2 days Comprehensive Course: 2016, August 16, 17, 18, 19

2-days Intensive Course: 2016, August 27, 28

A Taste of India Workshop, 4 hrs (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM): 2016, August 31

September 2016 
2-days Intensive Course:2016, September 3, 4
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, September 10, 11
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, September 14, 15
Himalayan Kingdom Bhutan and Glorious Moghuls: Culinary Splendors of Noth India, September 18-28, 2016; Pre-tour: Varanasi September 16-18, 2016 

October 2016
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, October 1, 2
3 1/2 -days Comprehensive Course: 2016, October 7, 8, 9, 10
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, October 15, 16

2-days Intensive Course: 2016, October 22, 23 

A Taste of India Workshop, 4 hrs (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM): 2016, October 30

November 2016 
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course: 2016, November 1, 2, 3, 4 
A Taste of India Workshop 4hrs (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM): 2016, November 6
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course: 2016, November 8, 9, 10, 11

2-days Intensive Course: 2016, November 12, 13

2-days Intensive Course: 2016, November 19, 20

2 -days Intensive Course: 2016, November 26, 27

December 2016 
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, December 3, 4
3 1/2-days Comprehensive Course: 2016, December 5, 6, 7, 8
2-days Intensive Course: 2016, December 10, 11
3 1/2-days Comprensive Course: 2016, December 13, 14, 15, 16
A Taste of India Workshop, 4 hrs (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM): 2016, December 17

January 2017
A Taste of Inda Workshop, 4 hrs (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM): 2017, January 17
2-days Intensive Course: 2017, WEEKDAYS January 18, 19
2-days Intensive Course: 2017, January 21, 22
3 1/2 -days Comprehensive Course: 2017, January 24, 25, 26, 27

 

 


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