Indian Thali

Thali is a special plate and the meal is made up of a selection of dishes served. The menu will include a rice dish, a meat or chicken curry, a lentil dish, vegetable curry and a yoghurt dish – raita and bread too.  In the five-week course we will be cooking a variety of dishes using herbs and spices suitable way to create authentic and flavoursome home cooked real food.

Every dish is explained and demonstrated step-by-step for you to follow and prepare your own dish using suitable ingredients if you have any special dietary requirements.

We will be preparing well known dishes: Chicken Bhuna, Yellow Rice & Tomato Mint Raita, Lamb Korma, Bhatura (Bread), Dhal (Lentil dish) and many more!

When you join the course the college will send you the list of ingredients and equipment needed for each session.


About Your Tutor

Rama comes from southern India and has been living in Great Britain for the last 50 years. Rama’s authentic cookery skills were learnt from her mother and are based on healthy and tasty home-cooking. Having taught Indian Cookery for many years in and around Cambridge, Rama has also written 3 books and is a frequent guest speaker at many Women’s Institutes.


What you will need to bring to the first session

  • an apron
  • a clean tea towel
  • a small sharp kitchen knife
  • food containers to take home completed dishes
  • cooking spoons


An ingredients list for the first week will be sent out in advance.

You will need to provide your own ingredients each week, but the tutor will advise on where to buy any specialist ingredients.  Some herbs and spices will be provided by the tutor and a small payment for these can be made to the tutor on the day.   Students will be told what ingredients to bring for subsequent weeks.


Course Dates:

January – 18 and 25

February – 1, 8 and 15

Course Details

Day Thursday
Time 19.00-21.00
Weeks/Term 5 weeks
Start Date 18/01/2024
Cost £72
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