At Cooking With Monisha you will learn to layer flavours, create curry pastes and blend spices that are at the heart of Indian cooking. With a range of courses to choose from, Monisha will teach you to make a healthy and delicious Indian meal without a long list of ingredients or the need to spend hours in the kitchen.

All our classes are suitable for beginners as well as for more experienced cooks who want to build on their cookery skills.


You’ll begin with a short trip to the Indian shop to learn about specialist ingredients such as dried fenugreek and black cardamom and take in the smells and sounds of London’s Indian precinct. You’ll then walk to Monisha’s home, just 2 minutes away, to cook a fabulous hands on feast that you’ll all eat together at the end.

Meet Monisha at Hounslow West tube station, just 25 minutes from Central London (on the Piccadilly Line), at the class start time.


Since May 2020, Cooking With Monisha has successfully run online cooking classes with students joining in and cooking together, from places such as LA, Canada, France, Germany and Italy.

A week before the class, you will be sent the recipes and a detailed ingredient preparation list. With some courses, you will receive photographs of how to chop the ingredients or which ones to look for. You are welcome to email Monisha in the week leading up to the class if you have any queries about the ingredients. You will also get a list of equipment needed for the class so that you can be well prepared and enjoy cooking and interacting with Monisha during the class. There will be plenty of interesting stories about the history and provenance of the ingredients and dishes!

You will cook 3-4 recipes depending on the theme of the class (we can do vegetarian or vegan options if you prefer) and Monisha will explain in detail how to use spices and other ingredients to achieve the best flavour. You will do all the cooking in your kitchen as she guides you through every step. Through your laptop or other device, she will be able to be present in your kitchen cooking a delicious Indian meal with you. The recipes will be for 4 people.

You will be sent a Zoom link before the class with clear joining instructions.

About Me

About Me

Chef Monisha Bharadwaj is an award winning author, food historian and a food writer based in London, UK. She was awarded ‘Cookery Writer of the Year’ in 2003 by the Guild of Food Writers and her many books have been shortlisted for and won several prestigious international awards.

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