Home cooking is the spice of life

A Telford Spicing Guru is helping families caught in the lockdown to make simple dishes together in a fun, sociable way so they can cook and then eat together enjoying tasty, authentic home style Indian food.

Lajina Leal, who runs Lajina Masala, normally teaches people to cook in workshops, cookery schools and at demonstrations. When the first lockdown came into force she launched Lajina’s Curry Club to help people stuck at home learn new skills and cook with confidence.

Each month Lajina’s Curry Clubbers receive freshly ground spice blends and recipes straight to the door and get to cook-along with Lajina twice a month in an online cookery school.  Dishes created to date include Palek Paneer, dhansak, tandoori chicken, biryani, spiced burgers and chicken chaat.

Lajina said, “I  launched Curry Club so everyone can get involved and learn to cook live with me and other Curry Clubbers. We make healthy, tasty, and authentic Indian dishes and have a great deal of fun along the way.”

A monthly subscription costs from £9 per month and all recipes can be adapted for vegans, vegetarians, meat-eaters and gluten or dairy intolerant curry lovers. During the live cook-alongs Lajina shares her secrets, answers questions and then at the end everyone gets to eat the fruits of their labour in the comfort of their own home.

CAPTION: Lajina Leal ready to share more recipes.



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