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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, September 6 - Introduction to Indian Cooking More Info
    Sunday, September 10 - (FULL) Hands-On Paratha (Bread) Class More Info
    Wednesday, September 13 - Indian Daal Class More Info
    Thursday, September 14 - Learn How to Make Kombucha More Info
    Saturday, September 16 - (Full) The Pansaari Supper Club More Info
    Sunday, September 17 - Indian Rice Class More Info
    Wednesday, Septmber 20 - (Full) The Veg Tiffin More Info
    Sunday, September 24 - (Full) Introduction to Indian Cooking (Sunday) More Info
    Wednesday, September 27 - (Full) The Vegetables Class More Info
    Saturday, September 30 - 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.
    Introduction to Indian Cooking
    Wednesday, September 6
    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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    (FULL) Hands-On Paratha (Bread) Class
    Sunday, September 10
    4:30 - 6:30 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)
    This event is full. Please check back next month! Thanks
    Indian Daal Class
    Wednesday, September 13
    6:30 - 8:30 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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    Learn How to Make Kombucha
    Thursday, September 14
    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) The Pansaari Supper Club
    Saturday, September 16
    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.

    Details of the menu for September's Supper Club will be posted soon.

    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.
    Indian Rice Class
    Sunday, September 17
    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.
    RSVP - Limited tickets available! Pay in advance to guarantee entry.
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    (Full) The Veg Tiffin
    Wednesday, Septmber 20
    6:30 - 8:30 PM
    $65 + Tax
    “Tiffin” is a common word used for a mid-day meal – usually consumed by adults at work or kids at school. It is typically packed in the ubiquitous multi-storied steel containers that you may have seen on the shelves at our store.

    At this class we will demonstrate a simple “Vegetarian Tiffin”:

    * Chana Daal Pulao (Long grain rice with split chick peas)
    * Matar Paneer (Paneer with Sweet Grean Peas and spices)
    * Sookhe Masala Aloo (A simple diced potato dish with cumin and turmeric)
    * Raita (A yogurt based side dish that is excellent for helping in digestion)

    The class will be followed by enjoying the food we make.
    This event is full. Please check back next month! Thanks
    (Full) Introduction to Indian Cooking (Sunday)
    Sunday, September 24
    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!
    (Full) The Vegetables Class
    Wednesday, September 27
    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!
    This class is full, please check back next month. Thanks!
    Bollywood Dance Party
    Saturday, September 30
    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.
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