Live Online Cookery Class - Gujarati Cuisine Masterclass

Gujarati Cuisine Masterclass

Date and Time

Saturday 2nd October 2021

4:30pm - 7:30pm


Fee*: £30 (£20 Concession** / £12 Unwaged) inclusive of VAT 


Zoom, details to be provided via email (usually the day before the class). Check your junk mail if need be!

This a past event and is no longer avaliable.
Please see our calendar for upcoming events.

The Event

"Love a Gujarati Thali and want to learn how to make it yourself? I’ll show you everything you need to know to make all the elements of a delicious, authentic, tasting Thali, lassi to curry, pickle, sweet and more." Nishma Shah from Award-Winning Vegan Educators & Caterers Shambhu's"...

The live interative class will include:

  • The A-Z of curry making and how to cook rice, lentils and pulses
  • How to make a traditional pickle
  • How to prepare dairy-free lassi and a Gujarati dessert
  • How to make a millet flat bread
  • How to combine herbs and spices to create great flavours
  • Opportunity to ask Nishma questions
  • Recipe handout
  • If you live in local surplus organisation Streetbox's delivery area you can get your veggies and some extra goodies delivered for free! More info below*

For ingredients and equipment needed see below. There will be a short break half way through the class.

About Nishma

Nishma Shah is founder and chef of award-winning ethically-conscious London-based plant-based food business, Shambhu’s. She provides plant-based catering and teaches plant-based cookery in a number of settings, drawing from her Indian and Kenyan culinary roots with the aim of showing how delicious, varied and nutritious plant-based food can be. She has been a masterclass teacher for Made In Hackney for over 5 years and has also taught plant-based cookery for many other organisations, both in the UK and abroad.


If you live in local surplus organisation Streetbox's delivery postcodes listed below and book by 5pm the Wed before the class you can get your veggies and some extra goodies delivered for free. You will be prompted to supply your full address when booking your ticket.

You must live in Streetbox's delivery postcodes: EC1, EC2, E1, E2, E3, E5, E8, E9, E10, E11, E15, E17, E18, E20, EN4, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N9, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N16, N17, N18, N19, N20, N21, N22, NW1, NW3, NW5



• Hand blender (not essential)

• Measuring jug

• Miniature nut mandolin (if available, not essential)

• Small mixing bowl (for pickle recipe)

• Mixing bowls x2

• Spoons

• Oven tray

• Greaseproof or baking paper

• Cereal packaging bag

• 3 saucepans (for curry, kadhi and khichdi)

• Spice grinder/ pestle & mortar

• 1 non-stick frying pan for roasting rotlo

• Lemon squeezer

• Box grater

• Wide bowl to knead the dough

• Chopping boards

• Measuring spoons

• Knives

• Scales

• Spatula



  • 400g unflavoured Greek Style soya yoghurt
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1½ teaspoon cardamom powder (approximately 3 cardamom pods)
  • 8 strands saffron
  • 4 almonds
  • 4 pistachios

Carrot and Chilli Pickle

  • 1 carrot (approximately 50g)
  • 1 chilli or 1 long green pepper (mild)
  • ¼ teaspoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon split mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Small pinch turmeric (Less than a ¼ teaspoon)
  • Salt to taste

Mung bean and red rice khichdi

  • 80 grams red rice (unpolished) short grain variety
  • 120 grams split mung beans
  • 1½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon dairy-free spread (optional)
  • 1¼ litres water
  • Salt to taste

Soya yoghurt kadhi

  • 100 grams plain soya yoghurt
  • 300 millilitres water
  • 1 teaspoon rapeseed oil (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 fenugreek seeds
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon (approximately 1 inch long)
  • 3 curry leaves (optional)
  • 4 grams gram flour (1 teaspoon)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 grams grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ green chilli (or chilli flakes to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 grams jaggery (or to taste) (optional)
  • 3 sprigs coriander leaves to garnish

Ringra no oro (Roasted aubergine curry)

  • 1 large aubergine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
  • 100 grams onions (i.e. ~1 onion)
  • 12 tablespoons tomato passata
  • 1 green chilli (depending on heat)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 grams jaggery
  • 1 tablespoon coriander & cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 spring onion (optional)
  • 2 sprigs coriander to garnish

Millet flour rotlo (a flatbread)

  • 250 grams grey millet flour
  • 200 millilitres water
  • Extra water in a glass

Soya lassi

  • 200 grams soya yoghurt
  • 400 millilitres water
  • 1 teaspoon powdered dry roasted cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander leaves (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Fee*: £30 (£20 Concession** / £12 Unwaged) inclusive of VAT 

*All funds raised go towards our community meal service providing free nutritious, tasty meals to households who need them during these challenging times. 

**Concessionary rate available for students, pensioners and low waged

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Refunds: we require a minimum of 7 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.

For information: / 020 8442 4266

    Location: Zoom, details to be provided via email (usually the day before the class). Check your junk mail if need be!

    Visit also Shambhu's

    Allergen Alert
    Made In Hackney uses cereals containing gluten namely: wheat (spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats; peanuts; all other nuts; sesame; all other seeds; soybeans; celery and celeriac; mustard; sulphur dioxide/sulphites; lupin; tomatoes and other allergens in it's classes. Our food is freshly prepared in our busy cookery school kitchen that handles allergens, so we cannot guarantee that our food and drinks are allergen-free. Even in classes where these ingredients are not being used, they will be on site in our store rooms and our equipment will have previously come into contact with them. Participants attend at their own risk.