Interested in Indian food? Want some spice (food spice that is ;)) in your life? Well, you are in luck! Bratatee Barman and Vivek Menon, an Indian couple living in central Sonderborg have just started an Indian Culinary Experience and as hejsonderborg we got to be the first to try it out earlier this month.
The experience consists of choosing one of (currently) eight menus from different parts of India (half of which are vegetarian). You then agree on a mutually appropriate date with Bratatee and Vivek and all that is left is that you turn up on the day at their house, where you will prepare the dish together while you talk about Indian food. If you like you can then share the meal with Bratatee and Vivek or, alternatively, you can take the food with you to eat at home.
The menu we chose came from the Southwest of India and consisted of Tandoori salmon followed by Mangalorean fish curry and Kachumbar. As it was my birthday we also got dessert added as a gift! As is to be expected spice featured very heavily in the food and although we had come across most of the spices we had never yet cooked with curry leaves or tamarind paste. We also got some spices to take away with us so we could recreate the fish curry.
The experience takes around 2 hours (not including eating). For 350 DKK for an individual or 300 DKK per person for a couple you get to meet two Indians living in Sonderborg, learn how to cook their food and, if you like, share a dinner with them. If interested you can contact them on their facebook page or contact Bratatee at +45 5278 8120/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. So if you are looking for something different to do one evening or also a gift for someone interested in food, a new option has arisen on the horizon!
Bratatee has blogged about some of the dishes she makes on A Pinch of Salt and a Drop of Lime.