Online Cook Along: Gujarati Cuisine

Sep 18 2020 18:30 - 20:00

Nishma Shah of award-winning vegan caterers Shambhu's, will teach you how to make an authentic Gujarati meal, rich in spices and grains.

The class will include:

  • How to make a tasty Roasted Aubergine Curry
  • Making the chappati dough, rolling out and cooking these flat breads 
  • Learn to cook rice to perfection
  • Discover how to make a Coconut Milk Kadhi (thick gravy) to enjoy with the rice 
  • How to use leftover rice to make a colourful vegetable rice dish
  • Opportunity to ask Nishma questions
  • Recipe handout

For ingredients and equipment needed see below

About Nishma

Nishma Shah is founder and chef of award-winning London-based plant-based food business, Shambhu's. She provides plant-based catering and teaches plant-based cookery in a number of settings. She has been a masterclass teacher for Made In Hackney for a number of years, with her most popular class being Gujarati Cuisine.

Fee: Suggested donation £20 but any donation amounts accepted.  All funds raised go towards our community meal service providing free nutritious, tasty meals to households who need them during these challenging times.


Roasted Aubergine curry

  • 1 Aubergine
  • 100g onion
  • Olive oil
  • Tomato Passata
  • Garlic
  • Green chillies/chilli flakes
  • Cumin and coriander powder
  • Turmeric
  • Spring onion
  • Jaggery/palm sugar
  • Fresh coriander


  • Wholemeal chappati flour plus extra for dusting
  • Tahini/peanut butter

Vegetable pulao

  • Brown basmati rice
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Potato
  • Peas
  • 1 Carrot
  • Cashewnuts
  • Fresh coriander
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Tumeric powder or fresh
  • Salt


  • 400ml coconut milk
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Fenugreek seeds (optional)
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Curry leaves/bay leaves (fresh/dried) (optional)
  • Gram/chick pea flour
  • Ginger
  • Jaggery/palm sugar
  • Lemon/lime


  • 3 pans (Rice/curry/kadhi)
  • 1 Shallow frying pan (chappati/vegetable rice)
  • Rolling pin 
  • Flat surface/chopping board 
  • Mixing bowl 
  • Spatula 
  • Clean towel 
  • Oven 
  • Knife 
  • Fork 
  • Baking tray + baking/parchment paper 

          Refunds: we require a minimum of 24 hours' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.

          For information: / 020 8442 4266

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

          Community Cookery School and charity running vegan cooking classes, supper clubs and events. All proceeds raised goes towards FREE community classes for groups in need across London. 


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