Braxted Cookery School

On this one day cookery experience chef Padmaja Kochera teaches you how to prepare and cook authentic Indian curry. The curry dishes featured are from Padmaja’s childhood; they are the dishes she grew up eating and now loves to cook for her own family. Padmaja will teach you how to balance spice blends and temper to perfection to give a greater depth of flavour. You will learn to make and cook curry pastes as well as how to cook rice properly.

The recipes that Padmaja will share and teach you are:

  • Tomato Dal.
  • Bombay Potatoes.
  • Chicken korma.
  • Punjabi Lamb Curry.
  • Coconut Rice.

The day begins at 9.30am and we invite you to join us with a welcome tea or coffee in the cookery school’s dining room from 9.00am, where you will have a chance to meet your fellow delegates and chef. Your chef will talk you through the class menu and how the day will run before you are assigned a workspace in our fully equipped kitchen, overlooking the beautiful estate at Braxted Park. The step-by-step tuition is fun and easy to follow and the cookery school team will be available to assist you throughout the day. At the end of a full day of cooking, everyone’s efforts will be rewarded with a glass of wine and a sit-down meal that has been cooked during the day, where hints and tips can be shared with the group while enjoying the food that you have prepared. Please note Children over the age of 8 years old are welcome to attend and participate in any of our classes at the full cost of a place but MUST be accompanied by 1 paying adult.