Prepare and enjoy the flavors and culture of prominent Northern Indian dishes.
Chef Parsati will take you on a culinary adventure to Northern India where you will learn an array of cooking techniques from a professional chef.
In this hands-on class, you will learn impressive cooking tips as you prepare authentic dishes from Delhi, the capital of India. Learn how to incorporate Indian spices, sour ingredients, dry herbs and more, as you create classic Northern Indian dishes, from chicken kebabs with pickled onions to panchmel dal with fives types of lentils to shahi aloo palak to a tart cranberry halwa.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
I highly recommend a cooking class with Chef Parsati! We did a class with her to celebrate a birthday and it was wonderful. Chef Parsati is a wealth of knowledge and taught us delicious recipes, cooking techniques, and answered our many questions. She was also extremely careful and thoughtful on hygiene and safety. Food was delicious and it was a very memorable experience!
28 Jul 2021
My son gave me a cooking class with Chef Parsati for my 66th birthday, and had kept the event/destination a surprise to me -- the two of us comprised her whole class.
The experience was relaxed, informative, fun, and culminated with our enjoying the products of our labor. (Chef Parsati graciously called herself our "sous chef", letting us do all the key steps beyond her orderly preparation setting out the ingredients, ready for slicing, chopping, etc.)
She made us feel at home immediately, and was warm and friendly throughout. Her kitchen and dining area were scrupulously clean, and she observed COVID protocols out of an abundance of caution, e.g. remaining masked throughout though all of us were fully vaccinated.
Her expertise with North Indian cuisine was obvious. She had useful tips, e.g. preferred cooking oils, how to sequence the ingredients, and how to time the cooking. She showed how to share several ingredients across dishes in the menu, yielding distinct tastes by virtue of different proportions and seasonings. Her explanations were clear and she patiently answered all our questions. She also was flexible in adapting all the recipes to avoid ingredients my son is allergic to, e.g. replacing lentils with tofu in the Dal.
All the dishes were delicious, even the tofu, which I normally find unexciting. My favorite was the Kebabs (pictured), which appeared flame-grilled, though we actually fried them.
We had ample time at the end to eat our fill and pack leftovers. I was delighted by the experience and enthusiastically recommend this class!
26 Jul 2021
Chef Parsati is warm and welcoming, knowledgeable, and eager to teach in a fun and relaxed environment. She's a lovely host and I hope I get to eat her food again soon. We had a great time, thanks Chef Parsati!
23 Jul 2021
Chef Parsati's "Explore Northern India" class was incredible! My three girlfriends and I enjoyed the class thoroughly while celebrating two of my girlfriends' birthdays. Chef shared her knowledge of the cuisine and cooking techniques - from the unique flavors & spices of Northern India to the order of ingredients and timing of the heat.
The aromas of each dish were divine and eating all of the meals we cooked together was very satisfying and so delicious. We would definitely recommend a class with Chef Parsati and would book another class with her in the future.
25 May 2021
Chef Paro was very warm and professional. she took time to explain and answer questions. Most importantly the food turned out yummy! really a wonderful experience for me and my partner. we plan on taking more classes with her in the future.
09 May 2021
What a fantastic class! The food was delicious and Chef Parsati was an excellent teacher. We will definitely be booking with her again.
08 Nov 2020
This class was amazing! I learned a lot, and the food was delicious. It was accommodating to COVID, every thing felt clean and sanitized. All together a really nice experience
12 Oct 2020
Delightful evening! Instructional and tasty! Chef Parsati is amazing.
15 Feb 2020
Loved the food it was sooo good and she explained everything so well she’s a great teacher and she made us feel like home!!
10 Feb 2020
Chef Parsati's professionalism and her organizational and teaching skills making learning from her a pleasure. Our session was a master class in meal preparation tools and logistics, as well as cooking. My public-health-department father would applaud her insistence on cleanliness, as well.
25 Jan 2020
Chef Parsati is a wonderful teacher. What a great experience! We hope to book another class sometime in the future.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Parsati
11 Oct 2021
We made a delicious meal, and I learned some tips about Indian cuisine. Thank you!
04 Oct 2021
Chef Parsati's class was amazing! We took the "Healthy Seasonal Indian Cuisine" class and not only learned a ton but also enjoyed some of the best Indian food we've ever tasted. Chef Parsati made us feel right at home, and her kitchen was very clean. Overall, it was a fun experience that I would gladly do again. I highly recommend booking a class with her!
04 Oct 2021
I had the fun privilege of cooking under Chef Parsati's instruction last Saturday. Chef Parsati was very clear in her instruction, and provided recipes as well as many tips and tricks to be successful. I am vegan, but my friend who attend is not and we both very much enjoyed the food. It was very comfortable to be in her home, and to learn from a professional. If you like to cook and would like to broaden your comfort with new recipes I recommend a class from Chef Parsati.
03 Oct 2021
Wonderful experience. My daughter and I learned how to make the best Indian food that we've ever had. Chef Parsati was very enthusiastic and provided a wealth of tips for cooking the meal at home.
02 Oct 2021
Chef Parsati was wonderful - a gracious host and wonderful instructor. We took her Hawaiian cooking class as a three generation family event with ages from 14-82. Chef was able to connect with all of us and especially our 14-year old chef in training. A great experience and we will be back. As to the food - all terrific including things I would never have thought of like veggie poke. And the huli huli chicken was amazing.
27 Sep 2021
Chef Parsati was very sweet. She made the environment very friendly. She is very accommodating and kind. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.
26 Sep 2021
My husband and enjoyed ourself on a date night with Chef Parsati. She was very knowledgeable and a great host! The food was AMAZING! She also provided simple steps that we can incorporate into our day to day cooking. We will definitely attend another one of her classes in the near future.
06 Sep 2021
Chef Parsati is fun and very knowledgeable chef. She customized the menu for our requests. The dishes we learned were very colorful, tasty, and easy to make. She introduced me new flavors!
Her spice container which she sells is wonderful - pretty and ready use. It’ll be a big help for my Indian food adventure! I love the spice container?
Thanks Chef Parsati for the wonderful class! Looking forward to seeing you soon.
05 Sep 2021
Chef Parsati was great! The food was delicious and she gave us all a chance to learn the traditional dishes. She was very personable as well and made us feel comfortable in the kitchen. Plenty of good food. I now have a favorite Indian dish; I used to think it was butter chicken but Chicken Pasanda is sooo much better!
04 Sep 2021
I booked a private lesson with Chef Parsati, and she is AMAZING. The class was perfectly tailored to meet my needs. She really takes the time to listen and customize your learning experience to ensure you get the most out of it. I have learned so much from Chef Parsati. I highly, highly, highly recommend booking with her. She is a wealth of knowledge, and an incredible instructor! You will love her teachings.
28 Aug 2021
We attended Chef Parsati’s class to celebrate my wife’s birthday and loved it! We did a vegetarian Indian class and made delicious aloo gobi, pilau, dahl, and raita all from scratch. Parsati led a very hands-on class and gave us helpful tips for the dishes we were cooking as well as Indian cooking in general. Her pointers on spices and sauces were especially helpful. Her kitchen and dining area was comfortable and clean and she made us feel welcome and covid-safe. Would definitely recommend for people looking for a lovely evening and new recipes!
21 Aug 2021
Chef Parsati is so welcoming and nice. Love the warm, spacious, and clean place and environment. She is very hands-on, and very knowledgeable. She is friendly and make us feel at home. Definitely a great gift for any occasion.
15 Aug 2021
Chef Parasti brings a warm reception, a cute, clean kitchen and a full life of locally trained international expertise to her cooking classes. Her experience living all over Asia, Europe and the US brought a really interesting perspective and flexibility to her cooking class - I loved the way she made fusion cooking accessible for us. Most impressively, Chef Parasti did an excellent job accommodating my allergies. Considering I’m a Celiac with shellfish and dairy allergies, this is a serious accomplishment because I cannot handle cross contamination in my food.
Definitely recommend her class. I know I’ll be bringing my friends back for more.
25 Jul 2021
This class was so much fun! It was our first date night in a long time and was perfect. We felt completely safe with all of the covid precautions in place, learned to make amazing food, and enjoyed an excellent dinner with excellent company. Chef Parsati explained everything, gave us confidence, taught superb technique, and was very patient and funny. We couldn’t have asked for a better teacher. We will definitely be taking more classes with Chef Parsati to learn even more styles of cooking from around the globe.
17 Jul 2021
Absolutely WONDERFUL! I highly recommend taking one of Chef Parsati's classes! From the moment I arrived she was very quick to make me feel comfortable and right at home. We worked together to create one of the most delicious Indian meals I have ever had. Her knowledge and expertise were very evident from the get-go. She took the time to explain in detail all of the spices and ingredients to be used in our dishes, and also put a lot of care into teaching me the steps, in addition to sharing tons of tips and tricks for making the perfect dish every time. I must say, I have taken many cooking classes during my travels all around the world and Chef Parsati is top-notched! I will definitely be a repeat client! Thanks, Chef!
13 Jul 2021
It was tasty and fun experience. Great Birthday present and romantic dinner. Chef Parsati is very knowledgeable and easy going. Very relaxed, friendly atmosphere, cleaned modern kitchen. Will definitely come back with more friends and family members. Thank you again. Looking forward to learn more.
11 Jul 2021
This cooking class was such a treat! I learned new ingredients, techniques, and equipment so that I’m able to cook for my friends and family. Chef Parsati really gave great insight in cooking vegan Indian food. And the food was top notch at the very end. Thank you so much. I will see you next time for another cooking class!
25 Jun 2021
We felt very welcomed by and at home with chef Parsati. Very educational experience! We learned so much about this style of cooking and other little tips and tricks we never knew before in the kitchen. This would be a great class for both beginner and expert home cooks. The food was absolutely delicious and we can’t wait to try and it at home - super simple, healthy ingredients.
21 Jun 2021
Very welcoming to her home and very knowledgeable. She always encourages hands on cooking. Highly recommended!
21 Jun 2021
My wife and I took a couples cooking class, and we chose Chef Parsati’s because we enjoy Indian food and love the idea of using and eating everything. Chef Parsati was friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. She helped explain cooking techniques and broke down the recipe so we, as amateurs, could understand. The finished product was delicious as it was healthy! I would definitely recommend this class to anyone looking to try something new and learn some techniques that they will be able to use every time they cook.
14 Jun 2021
This was a such a fun experience! The food turned out amazing. Chef Parsati was warm, friendly, and accommodating and answered all our questions. She was very flexible in adapting the recipes to our dietary preferences. We'd do it again!
31 May 2021
Chef Parsati was friendly and welcoming and her kitchen was clean. I got to see the recipe being prepared close up and Chef was open to any and all questions. I chose this class as my wife likes salmon even though I don't eat fish. So how come I ate my whole serving? Because it was absolutely delicious. Tender, flaky and the unique spice seasoning was something i will use in other recipes. Their was also a kale salad that was really good. I don't typically use kale in salads but having see it slightly wilted using this method and with the sweet and tangy dressing, I will be rethinking. I feel confident that I now have the skills to cook this meal. Definitely recommend this type of class for beginners who want to gain some confidence in cooking certain dishes. Some hands on prep was involved but not a full station set up. A very enjoyable evening overall.
02 May 2021
Amazing experience of an authentic multi-course meal. Convenient spotless cooking space, comfortable kitchen utensils, mise en place of everything needed when we arrived. All the necessary covid-related precautions. The instructions were very thoughtful and informative, with lots of tips on how to handle authentic ingredients, spices, and how to adjust the recipe to someone's taste. Chef Parsati was super attentive and delightful to learn from. And, of course, the meal was fantastically delicious. Amazing experience for a date night! Thank you, chef Parsati!
09 Mar 2021
Chef Parsati is a great master of Indian cuisine. You will not only walk out of her clean and socially-distant kitchen with the delicious aftertaste of an excellent Indian dinner but also with the know-how of some essential secrets to prepare this type of delicacy food on your own. Give it a try, it is worth every dollar.
14 Sep 2020
Chef Parsad was very sweet and knowledgeable. She had many different variations of spices she could recommend and her space was more than covid-19 clean, we felt very safe and had a great time!
Guest reviews for Chef Parsati
23 Oct 2019
Chef Parsati provided excellent communication prior to the class! She ensured if I had any dietary restrictions or allergies and was very conscientious to include me in the decision making during the process of preparing the grilled Salmon steaks and vegetables. The class was personalized and the chef is very knowledgeable; prepared; and efficient. She encouraged me to keep it simple and delicious! I learned new things and enjoyed a delicious meal (with leftovers to take home)! I would recommend this!
23 Oct 2019
Unlike any other cooking course. Comforts of her own kitchen.. and you even get to have a nice 4 course lunch.
23 Oct 2019
I loved the experience. Chef’s knowledge about the dishes and clear guide for using equipment was so very helpful. I was amazed at how fast a great, healthy meal could be made using fresh, ingredients. I’m sure to take another class. Great experience. I cannot wait to make my own chicken kabob. Butter chicken. Pulao and peas. So exciting and great easy instructions and I loved the thoughtful choices for my first class with Chef Parsati.
23 Oct 2019
I learned a lot. Hands on. Look forward to it.
23 Oct 2019
Chef Parsati was wonderful to work with. It was a pleasure to work with her before the classes to discuss the menu and other creative ideas to make the classes more interactive and special for the attendees. Chef Parsati led the class through cooking a number of dishes that were all very flavorful, healthy, colorful, and allowed for the children to be involved. Everything tasted very yummy, and it's amazing she was able to make so many delicious dishes during the two-hour window of the class. We enjoyed trying a curry, a rice dish, a chicken dish, and some wonderful sides/accompaniments. It is clear how much Parsati loves cooking and has a gift for creating delicious and healthy recipes. She is passionate about sharing that gift with adults and children alike and helping them learn to cook flavorful food in their own home kitchens.
23 Oct 2019
I loved that the session was hands-on and engaging. Young kids had the opportunity to be involved in prepping the meal, as well as learning about how it was made. Chef Parsati was thoughtful in the way she explained the technique and encouraged active participation.
A true culinary virtuosa, Chef Parsati has worked as an instructor teaching private cooking lessons and after-school programs for an international educational platform that teaches kids math, science, and geography through cooking, and also previously worked for Williams Sonoma in a culinary capacity. Chef Parsati loves researching new recipes, experimenting in the kitchen, and hosting small, private, interactive cooking classes for clients.