Culinary Classes at the River Garden: Dosa and Chutney
Dosa & Chutney Culinary Class
Cooking Class: Demo and Tasting with chef Nash Patel and Leda Scheintaub, author of DOSA KITCHEN: Recipes for India’s Favorite Street Food
At The River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT
Thursday, January 16 – 5:30 – 7:30
Registration: $35 per person
To taste a dosa is to fall in love with its seductively sour, tangy flavor and airy, crisp texture. It’s a food so perfect the Huffington Post ranked it number four on its list of “10 Foods to Try before You Die.” This light, crisp crepe made of rice and lentils is eaten by millions of South Indians every day, and Vermonters have been catching dosa fever since Dosa Kitchen landed in Brattleboro in 2014.
The word chutney comes from the Hindi verb “to lick,” and a good chutney not only serves as a condiment but compels you to lick your fingers, the spoon, and the bottom of the serving bowl clean. Scoop up your chutney with dosa and there’s no better snack from South India to southern Vermont!
In this demo and tasting class, you’ll learn Dosa Kitchen’s technique for making dosas along with three of their favorite chutneys: the classic Coconut Chutney, Chef Nash’s mother’s unbeatable Tomato Chutney, and Nash’s childhood favorite, Peanut Chutney.
All food will be gluten-free, and dairy-free/vegan.
Copies of Dosa Kitchen: Recipes for India’s Favorite Street Food will be available for purchase.
Leda Scheintaub is the author of Cultured Foods for Your Kitchen (Rizzoli) and, with her husband, Nash Patel, Dosa Kitchen: Recipes for India’s Favorite Street Food (Clarkson Potter). The two are the owners of Dosa Kitchen in Brattleboro, VT. Find them at dosakitchen.com.