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The Pulses Class
February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Want to learn how to easily cook pulses of all kinds in minutes?
Pulses include beans, lentils, and peas like garbanzo beans, red lentils, and black eyed peas. Traditional north Indian food is well-known for a unique way of cooking pulses that combines spices and vegetables into a tasty gravy dish, known as Dal, or Chana/Lobia/Rajma Masala.
Low in fat and rich in fibre, pulses are excellent for managing cholesterol, digestive health and regulating energy levels. The UN Food & Agriculture Organization has published this PDF on the Health Benefits of Pulses.
6:30 Arrival: Welcome, name tags, phone’s on silent, wash hands. Enjoy herbal tea & music mindfully.
6:45 Cooking: Demonstration of menu with participant hands-on sessions.
7:50 Dinner: Silent, mindful eating with fellow participants.
8:05 Talk: Recap of cooking process. Tips on meal planning & buying ingredients and nutritional benefits.
8:15 Sharing: Voluntary sharing about the mindful cooking & eating experience.
Cooking expanded: We will demonstrate how to make the tomato gravy that forms the base of many Indian dishes, introduce appropriate spices and spice mixes, introduce the pulses, and demonstrate the nutritionally enhancing processes of soaking pulses, cooking them under high pressure – and quickly – in a pressure cooker, and how to ‘finish off’ the dish for optimal taste.
All the foods in this class follow a whole foods plant-based dietary (WFPB) lifestyle. Nutritional science has proven that a WFPB dietary lifestyle can prevent, and reverse, many chronic diseases. Learn all the benefits of this lifestyle on the Why? page. As far as possible, we try to use organic, seasonal, and local ingredients.
- Herbal Tea
- Chana Masala (Garbanzo beans)
- Masoor Dal (Red lentils)
- Lobia Masala (Black-eyed peas)
- Brown Rice
Also learn about:
- Spices like Turmeric, Cumin, Rock salt
- Spice mixes like Garam Masala
- How to use a Pressure Cooker
- How to cook with Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Ginger
Regular Rate: $65 per person
Early Bird Discounted Rate: $50 per person till February 12, 2020.
Note: Please pay before the Early Bird date ends (midnight) or the regular rate will be applicable.
Low-Income Rate: $15 per person for those experiencing financial hardship. To apply, please complete this form by February 9, 2020: Scholarship form.
All 5 Rate: Register for all five classes in the Winter 2020 Mindful Cooking Series for $225 ($45 per class) till February 5, 2020.
All dishes photographed above have been cooked in New York by the Ahara co-teachers.