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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
    Wednesday, June 28 - The Vegetables Class More Info
    Sunday, July 9 - Hands-On Paratha (Bread) Class More Info
    Wednesday, July 19 - Indian Rice Class More Info
    Thursday, July 20 - Learn How to Make Kombucha More Info
    Sunday, July 23 - FULL Introduction to Indian Cooking (Sunday) More Info
    Saturday, July 29 - Bollywood Dance Party - July More Info
    Sunday, July 30 - Learn how to make Paneer 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 Vegetables Class
    Wednesday, June 28
    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 :
    * Aloo Matar: Peas and potatoes in a delicate light broth
    * Bhindi Amchoor : Fresh summer okra in dry mango powder and other spices
    * Baingan Bharta: Smoked spicy eggplant mash

    At the end of the class you will be able to relish these with the group!
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    Hands-On Paratha (Bread) Class
    Sunday, July 9
    4 - 6 PM
    $65 + Tax
    Join us for a hands-on class where you will learn how to make traditional Indian stuffed parathas (breads stuffed with a savory mix of vegetables and spices).
    You will get to make the dough (yes, get your hands to work in making dry soft whole wheat flour into perfect balls of dough) and also roast the Parathas on an open griddle.

    We will teach two kinds of parathas and a gluten free roti:
    * Aloo (Potatoes)
    * Whole wheat
    * Besan Chilla (gluten-free pancake made from gram flour)

    Attendees will get to enjoy the parathas after the class. Parathas will be served with dahi (yogurt) and achaar (spicy Indian pickle)
    RSVP – Please pay 5 days in advance to secure a spot in the class.
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    Indian Rice Class
    Wednesday, July 19
    6:30 - 8:30 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.
    RSVP - Limited tickets available! Pay in advance to guarantee entry.
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    Learn How to Make Kombucha
    Thursday, July 20
    6:30 - 8 PM
    $35 + Tax
    We have discovered that SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) loves our Assam tea. Join us to learn how to make Kombucha and we will show you our special flavoring, the unique spices we use that have been chosen for their beneficial effects on digestion.

    At the class you will get to taste four kinds of Kombuchas – Fennel, Mint, Clove & Pepper, and Regular. You will also get to take home some SCOBY to start your own Kombucha.

    **May we ask you to bring in a wide-mouthed glass jar to take home your SCOBY starter culture. The SCOBY does not like metal or plastic.**
    RSVP – WALK-INS WELCOME, however we recommend that you pay in advance if you want to secure a spot in the class.
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    FULL Introduction to Indian Cooking (Sunday)
    Sunday, July 23
    4:30 - 6:30 PM
    $55 + Tax
    A Sunday afternoon version of our popular Wednesday night class. This month, a fun Father's day activity!

    During this class, we conduct 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.

    This class is full, please check back next month. Thanks
    Bollywood Dance Party - July
    Saturday, July 29
    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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    Learn how to make Paneer
    Sunday, July 30
    4 - 6 PM
    $65 + Tax
    "Paneer is an essential component in North Indian cuisine. It is a foundational ingredient in many exquisite dishes such as - Paneer Makhani, Paalak Paneer, Paneer Shashlik, Paneer Rolls, Paneer Burjee, Kadai Paneer, and many more.

    It goes without saying that 'good quality' paneer is essential for any paneer recipe. At Pansaari, we have been making our Paneer from the day we opened our doors. We make it from whole milk that comes from grass fed, antibiotic and hormone free cows of Trickling Springs Creamery.

    At this class we will demonstrate the process of making 'real' paneer. At the end of the class you will get to taste the Paneer in our Paneer Burjee ( mildly spiced diced paneer) with whole wheat Rotis.
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    RSVP – Please pay 5 days in advance to secure a spot in the class.
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