The teacher is Purnima Gandhi
Eating and cooking various ethnic foods has become a hobby or pastime for many people. There are many chances for learning to cook ethnic foods and experience food from different cultures. With the diversity in Utah, enjoying ethnic foods at restaurants is readily available. The opportunity is also there to learn to cook ethnic food.
Purnima Gandhi teaches some University of Utah extension courses on Indian cooking.
Gandhi earned a B.A.degree and an LL.B degree from Bombay University in India. She has worked as a computer programmer for thirty years. She retired in 2006 and has since pursued her interest in cooking. She has taught cooking classes through Red Butte Garden, Lifelong Learning and the Salt Lake Culinary Center. She has published a cookbook, Gharki Rasoi: Indian Home Cooking Made Simple. She has previously taught classes in: Demystify Indian Cooking and Indian Market and Menu Tour. [Information from University of Utah Extension]
Gandhi's next scheduled cooking class will be an online class via Zoom. It will be held on January 13.
Gandhi will be preparing delicious Indian cuisine from various regions of India. She will send recipes, ingredients, and the Zoom link via email to participants prior to the class. It will be an interactive class where students will be introduced to traditional Indian spices such as cumin, cardamom, turmeric, coriander, and other ingredients. They will be taught techniques used to prepare traditional Indian dishes.
Three recipes will be provided in advance so students can obtain all ingredients necessary for making the dishes. All recipes will have instructions on how to prepare ingredients before class in order to cook the fishes.
In addition to the winter class on January 13, Gandhi also will be teaching classes on April 14, May 10, and June 16. Different dishes will be cooked for the various classes.
Registration for the classes is open at the current time.
[Reference: Redbuttegarden.org (education) for more information or to register]