Indian Cookery

Ref: C2522986

This course enables learners to learn how to cook authentic Indian dishes. Fresh ingredients are carefully selected and dishes are prepared in a friendly environment, keeping in mind all the health and safety issues. Discussions are made throughout the sessions about how to introduce healthier options and learn health benefits of various Indian spices and ingredients. Learners who have been in this course previously have discussed and shared how they feel healthier after introducing fresh food and various spices in their diet.

Course aim

Learners will be able to learn about the key Indian spices and their health benefits. Healtheir options of preparing a dish will also be discussed. Popular Indian dishes are carefully selected to enable learners to feel confident in preparing them for family and friends. Starter dishes, main and side dishes all taught over the term to help learners prepare a full meal at home if required.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who wishes to learn Indian Cookery. No previous experience, qualification or level of fitness is required to participate in the course. It's suitable for complete beginners or people with more experience.

What topics will this course cover

Throughout the course, learners will learn how to prepare the ingredients and use cooking equipment safely. They will also learn how to substitute traditional ingredients with healthy alternatives. How to read recipes and interpret them. They will learn how to serve various dishes.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Identify 5 spice powders used in Indian Cookery. 2. Memorise the procedure of making Chicken Chaat. 3. Produce at least three Indian dishes. 4. Identify the health benefits of at least three ingredients used in Indian cookery. 5. List the ingredients for Saag Aalu

How will I know I'm making progress?

There will be ongoing informal assessment in every session. This will include discussions, questions and answers and observation.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Students do not need any books, materials etc for this course. Recipe handouts will be provided in the class along with a demonstration of how to prepare the dish. No additional expenses.

Reading and information sources

No reading/preparation is essential. Just a willingness to learn.

What could the course lead to?

Another course with WEA.

Download full course outline

Indian Cookery Course Outline


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  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
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