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    • I've been wanting to take a class at Pansaari for a year and it did not disappoint! Rano exudes personality and warmth, passion and knowledge. I love to cook with Indian spices but there were several new ones I was introduced to. The sights and smells were incredible! I can't wait to replicate these recipes at home.
      - Row S.
    • Rano was the most welcoming, kindhearted, knowledgeable chef. I felt like she transported us to her family's kitchen in India, while empowering us to cook with spices and fresh ingredients. I definitely laughed out loud a few times :-) Thank you so much!
      - Alisha C.
    • Fabulous meal... Wonderful evening. Many Thanks.
      - Halley B.
    • Thank you very much - we saw, we learned, we tasted, and we will cook!
      - Jenny F.
    • I learned so much! Excellent demonstration and education on spices and how to release the flavors - Thank you for a wonderful evening.
      - Alex R.
    • You taught us a value system just as much as how to cook - Thank You.
      - Ryan C.
    Monthly Offerings
    Always Available - Gift Certificates More Info
    Saturday, November 4 - The Pansaari Supper Club More Info
    Wednesday, October 11 - Introduction to Indian Cooking More Info
    Sunday, October 15 - Indian Daal Class More Info
    Saturday, October 21 - Diwali at Pansaari More Info
    Sunday, October 22 - South Indian Cooking Class More Info
    Wednesday, October 25 - The Vegetables Class More Info
    Sunday, October 29 - (Rescheduled) Indian Rice Class More Info
    Saturday, November 11 - Bollywood Dance Party More Info
    Gift Certificates
    Various Dates (at least 5 per month, see below)
    Various Times
    Various Prices ($25 - $75 + tax)
    Here at Pansaari, we offer a wide variety of Indian cooking classes throughout the year, including our weekly Introduction to Indian Cooking, a very popular Daal class, a Paratha making class (stuffed bread), a Kombucha class, a Spice Education class, and more. Please peruse this month's offerings below for more information.

    By popular demand, we are now offering online gift certificates! A cooking class is a great present for anyone, whether they still burn their rice or have years of experience in the kitchen. Our classes have gotten great reviews, and we thought they would be a nice non-material gift idea for your loved one. Or get two and come in together!

    *Note that a gift certificate can be used for any equivalently priced cooking class, and in addition we may not have every class available every month. To redeem a gift certificate, please RSVP for a class by mentioning the email you used to pay for the gift certificate (should be on the receipt), either by emailing rano@pansaari.com or stopping by Pansaari.
    The Pansaari Supper Club
    Saturday, November 4
    6:30-9PM
    $65 + tax
    Join us for a sumptuous dining experience at our monthly Supper Club.

    The evening will feature an exclusively curated menu that highlights the seasonal produce while taking you on a journey of the rich and diverse cuisines of the various states and regions of India.

    For this Fall's Supper Club we are inspired by the cuisines of coastal India.
    In our effort to be seasonal, we are cooking produce, grown right here in our city, and fresh harvested, by our hard working urban farmer friends.

    Jerusalem Artichoke is native to North America - we will explain the etymology of it's unusual name when we see you at Supper Club:)

    Appetizers
    Kamala Phoolkopi - Cauliflower & Orange pulp. Vg
    Milagu Kozhi Varuval - Chettinad Pepper Chicken

    Dinner
    Lemon Rice with Cashews
    Goa Fish Fry
    Sol Kadhi - Kokum & Coconut Milk Soup
    Inji Puli - Ginger & Green Chili Gravy
    Sweet Potaoes & Tender red Mustard Greens (3 Part Harmony Farm)
    Crispy Jerusalem Artichokes (3 Part Harmony Farm)
    Raita - yogurt
    Radish Salad (3 Part Harmony Farm)
    Pickle ( green chillies - Cultivate the City Farm)

    Dessert
    Cherupayar Payasam - Moong Daal & Coconut Milk Desert

    Please let us know if you have dietary preferences, we will try our best to accommodate you. Seating is limited to 20. $65 + tax per person.

    Sold out! Please check back next month.
    Introduction to Indian Cooking
    Wednesday, October 11
    6:30 - 8:30 PM
    $55 + Tax
    On Wednesday evenings we will be conducting a cooking demonstration where you will learn how to cook simple, nutrition rich, seasonal meals with quality ingredients. You will learn how spices not only add flavor to your food but also benefit your health holistically. The demonstration will be followed by a tasting of the dishes we cook.

    We will be cooking seasonal vegetables with spices and a rice dish. We will also make a delicious fresh salad called “Cachumber,” which is made from onions, tomatoes, cilantro and a sizzling spice seasoning.

    RSVP – Please pay 5 days in advance to secure a spot in the class.
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    Indian Daal Class
    Sunday, October 15
    4:30 - 6:30 PM
    $65 + Tax
    No Indian meal is complete without a serving of 'Daal'. There are as many ways of making Daals as there are people who make them. Every household has their own ways of making Daal. Not to mention, Daal can be made from a plethora of different lentils. They are nutritious (a good source of protein) and are quite delicious and comforting.

    At this class we will demonstrate three kinds of Daal using three different types of lentils:

    Safed sookhi daal: A traditional Punjabi daal made with white Urad lentil.
    Rajma: A popular breakfast daal made with red kidney beans served with rotis or parathas.
    Dhaaba daal: Indian highways are dotted with a unique roadside eatery called 'dhaaba's. These dhaabas have their own unique way of making daal. We will demonstrate a typical dhaaba daal which is enjoyed with rice or rotis.

    At the end of the class you will be able to relish the daals we cook.
    RSVP – Please pay 5 days in advance to secure a spot in the class.
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    Diwali at Pansaari
    Saturday, October 21
    7 - 10 PM
    $15 per person

    Join us for celebrating Diwali right here in DC! Last year's celebration was a smashing success and we are hoping this year's will be the same! Come with family and friends in your finest Diwali attire and be a part of the most fun Diwali party in the Nation's Capital. Your ticket includes one serving of our signature chai and gulab jamun. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

    Dancing to Bollywood tunes from 9 PM onward!
    RSVP - Limited tickets available! Pay in advance to guarantee entry.
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    South Indian Cooking Class
    Sunday, October 22
    4:30 - 6:30 PM
    $75 + Tax
    The class will be taught by our guest chef Dr. Varsha Vaidya, and will focus on the food of South India.

    Here is the spread of dishes that we will demonstrate:
    - Olan
    - Shrimp sukha
    - Fish molee
    - Arbi thoran
    - Lemon Rice
    The class will be followed by a full lunch!

    $75 + tax per person.
    RSVP – Please pay 5 days in advance to secure a spot in the class.
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    The Vegetables Class
    Wednesday, October 25
    6:30 - 8:30 PM
    $65 + Tax
    Indian cuisine does not let vegetables be an accompaniment to meats, but rather anoints them as a central part of the main course.

    With a little help from our spices (and friends), let us show you how to cook them flavor-fully without losing the essence of the vegetable used in the dish.

    At this class we will demonstrate three seasonal vegetable dishes.

    At the end of the class you will be able to relish these with the group!
    RSVP – Please pay 5 days in advance to secure a spot in the class.
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    (Rescheduled) Indian Rice Class
    Sunday, October 29
    4:30 - 6:30 PM
    $75 + tax
    Rice is the grain of life itself. No surprise then the cuisines of the Indian sub-continent have mastered the art of cooking this magical grain in many ways. At this class, we will demonstrate three popular ways of cooking Rice.

    - Chicken Biryani: A very popular fragrant Rice preparation made with an array of aromatic spices and Chicken that is slow cooked along with rice.
    - Khichri: A simple comforting mix of rice and lentils preparation that is good for you in any season.
    - Lemon Rice: Rice tempered with Lemon, a popular dish in the Southern part of India.

    $75+tax per person.
    This class has been rescheduled. Please check back next month! Thanks.
    Bollywood Dance Party
    Saturday, November 11
    8 - 11 PM
    $10 + tax
    Join us on the dance floor for a night of dancing to Bollywood music!

    $10 cover per person. Limited tickets.
    Note that there will be a strict ID check at the door. Only 21 and above admitted. You must have a Government issued ID for entry!
    Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Cash helps you get your drink faster.
    The event is over at 11 PM sharp, so we recommend coming early. There are no refunds.
    RSVP - Limited tickets available! Pay in advance to guarantee entry.
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