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Learn to Cook Indian food at the Pimenta Cooking School

Listed under Arts, Crafts & Cookery in Kerala, India.

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The Pimenta cooking school takes place in a family kitchen in the midst of a seven acre spice plantation in the foothills of Kerala’s Western Ghats. It’s rough and ready accommodation and facilities but it doesn’t get more authentic than this. All the ingredients that are used in the kitchen are from local suppliers and many are produced in the plantation itself.

The school won’t just teach you to cook the dishes, but will help you understand the flavours and give you ideas of how to produce the authentic home-cooked Keralan food when you’re back in your home and don’t have access to the same ingredients.

As well as creating coconutty curries, you’ll also get the chance to visit the plantations and local markets, see elephants being trained at a local centre, visit the Keralan hills and tea growing areas and local temples and churches.

This is definitely a back to basics course, but to our palates, even the basic flavours of Keralan cuisine are exotic.

Written by  Alessia Horwich.

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The New wehsite is at thepimenta.in

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Here the best recipes for preparation of dishes

The best recipes for preparation of indian dishes are published here: indian--cookery.blogspot.com

How to Make Vegetarian Indian food: vegetarian-indian-cookery.blogspot.com

how long is the course and how much?

hello,

i'd like to know how long is the course and how much does it cost?

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From 3 days to a week

Haritha Farm (00 91 485 226 0216, www.harithafarms.com) - costs approx. 100 GBP/day

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