From​ My Mother’s Kitchen

Saturday, October 21, 5-8pm

Authentic Bengali Cooking with Anjana Mukhopadhyaya from Khana Indian Grill in Fayeteville, Arkansas.

Chef Anjana’s classes are always an exotic and delicious adventure and this one promises to top them all. Join us in the Community Kitchen as we learn the in’s and out’s of Bengali cooking with it’s use of varied spices and subtle techniques to create delicious meal you are not soon to forget!

Chef Anjana will take us through a brief history of Indian Bengali cooking with a special emphasis on family favorites and a tribute to her mother, “the best cook in the whole wide world ! Although my friends and family consider me a good cook after so many of years of experience, I still strive to replicate the food my mother makes. In this class I will demonstrate the uniqueness of Bengali cuisine, a cuisine so few are familiar with, but which gives great joy.”

“In this class, we will learn how to make Red Lentil Daal with green chillies, tomatoes and cilantro ; Spicy Fried Eggplant with turmeric ; Kopi Posto with cauliflower florets simmered in white poppy seeds paste and green chillies ; Alloo Dum with baby potatoes dipped in a flavorful sauce of cumin, coriander, tomatoes and yogurt ; Bhapa Salmon with atlantic salmon fish fillets steamed in fresh banana leaves, cloaked in smooth paste of black mustard, green chillies, salt and turmeric. The icing on the cake will be Payash which is a sweet rice pudding gently cooked in whole milk with a rich green cardamom flavor loaded with nuts and lots of love. You all are welcome to join me on this culinary journey of Bengali home cooking !”

Cost is $50 per person including instruction, full dinner, dessert and beverages and recipe booklet, and the class size is limited to 20 persons.

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the event and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.

For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at