Summers in India are hot, sweltering, and the perfect time to eat spicy food, whose flavors magically work to cool you down, from the inside out. In this class, you’ll learn how to use the warmth of summer to aid in sprouting legumes and make from-scratch paneer, a pressed fresh cheese common in Indian cuisine. The paneer will star in the kadai paneer (wok-fried paneer with nigella seeds and coriander), where you’ll grind your own spice mix and toss in the wok with summer vegetables. You’ll also make tadka dal (lentils braised with turmeric and ginger and tempered with smoky red chilies), jeera pulao (basmati rice with cardamom and cumin), and kachumber (sprouted mung bean and fresh corn salad, with lime and mint). You’ll end the evening with a sweet treat of kele ka kheer (bananas cooked in caramelized palm sugar, with saffron and cardamom-scented coconut milk).
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