Course Description

Learn to cook authentic North Indian food from Punjabi mother and daughter team, Surinder and Safia. You will learn how to make Punjabi onion bhajis, completely from scratch, using the traditional methods, being taught in the style that Punjabi mothers teach their daughters - giving you access to all the information that is normally only found inside the homes of Indian families. Teaching you from their own family kitchen, using many of the utensils and saucepans that belonged to their late mother / grandmother Seso Kaur from the time when she first arrived in England, you will learn, step-by-step, how to make delicious onion bhajis from start to finish.

This course includes:

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Chapter 1
Your welcome guide:
The details covered in this short guidehave been put together to give you a brief overview of Punjab and food from the region.

Chapter 2 

Pakore: Punjabi onion bhajis

1. Your ingredients and equipment list specifically for Pakore.
2. The video tuition teaching you how to make authentic Pakore (Punjabi onion bhajis), which differ hugely from the mass-produced, factory made onion bhajis...

3. A quiz, to test that you have grasped the key concepts needed for you to make Pakore. This quiz is not here to put a dampener on your fun! It is to make sure that you have noted all of the factors that are important to making sure that the Pakore turn out exactly as they should - these are all the things that we emphasis to our students when we teach them, and want to make sure that you too have these aspects highlighted. If you aren't sure about some of the answers, just make sure to watch the video again within the week.

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Further information:

You will have access to this taster lesson for one month from login.

Main instructors

Surinder & Safia Hothi-Bellamy

Surinder Hothi-BellamySelf-employed Entrepreneur & Business Woman, Private Personal Trainer, Life & Business coach, Cookery School Founder, Spice producer.Surinder is Founding director and one half of the mother-daughter team that runs Pure Punjabi. A self-employed business woman, she has raised three grown-up children, while running three businesses, before founding Pure Punjabi in 2010. In 2013 a partnership with her daughter Safia was formed and the business took off from artisan spice production with the creation of the cookery school, pop-up restaurants and private dining. Surinder's personal training & life coaching was founded in 1999 and remains a passion and current business with clients of many years who work with Surinder to maintain their health, fitness & holistic well-being.Qualification: Personal fitness trainer ETA, SSISA, (Sports Science Institute of South Africa) 1999Anatomy & applied anatomyExercise physiologyApplied kinesiologyNutritionWeight managementConcepts of health and fitnessPsychological benefits of exercisePrinciples of motivation and adherenceCommunication skillsScreening and assessmentFitness testingExercise programming and prescriptionExercise for special groups (bad backs/knees, ante/post natal)Children’s exercises and workshopExercise techniqueGym equipmentCircuit and interval trainingStretching (static, ballistic, PNF, mobilisation, assisted)Motivation and communicationCPR injuries and emergency managementExercise modificationSales, marketing and customer serviceLegal issuesProfessional responsibilitiesUk qualifications – circa 2003Freestyle fitness yogaCertificate in life coachingDiploma in life coachingDiploma in performance coachingOngoing memberships & CPD:Register of Exercise Professionals – level 3 & Skills ActivePublic liability Insurancesurinderspersonaltraining.comSafia Hothi-BellamyCookery School Founder, Pop Up Restaurant Organiser, Spice Producer, Private Chef & International Gourmet Guru. Safia is co-director and one half of the mother-daughter team that runs Pure Punjabi. In addition to the cookery school workshops for adults, Safia also launched kids cookery workshops. She also expanded the pop-up restaurant side of the business into weddings, catering for the English market. They focus on giving foodies from outside the Punjabi community access to the knowledge and culinary skills found inside the homes of Punjabi families. Together with her mother, Surinder, their award-winning artisan spices and The Pure Punjabi Cookery School (both a physical school, and an online cookery school) aim to maintain and pass on the traditional North Indian culinary skills that are becoming a dying art. Raised by her mother in the pure culinary traditions of the Punjabi kitchen, Safia loves to create fusion dishes from her Anglo-Indian heritage as well as her childhood spent in Europe and South Africa. Through Pure Punjabi, Safia and Surinder are determined to get pulses to the forefront of home cooking. Many of their spice products involve using pulses, in fact, their 3-course meal gift pack uses pulses for the starter, the main and the dessert! For 2016, the International Year of Pulses, Safia has written a free, online mini-course about pulses, which contains all the essential information that you need to know when cooking with pulses. It will allow people to really come to grips with pulses and learn how to use them. .Awards: Finalist, Young Entrepreneur, Enterprising Wiltshire Awards 2014.Gourmet Guru 2017 for the Global Pulse FederationPure Punjabi Ltd Great Taste Award 2013, 1 Gold Star for Pure Punjabi Tandoori MasalaThe Hampshire County Show, First prize in Food Hall 2014Great Taste Award 2016, 2 Gold Stars for Pure Punjabi Tandoori MasalaSmall Business Saturday 100 winners 2016 FreeFrom Food Awards 2017, Bronze for Masoor di dhal (Red lentil dhal), in the No Top 14 category (Free of the top 14 allergens).

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course documents

    • Course welcome guide

  • 2

    Pakore (Punjabi onion bhajis)

    • Printable Pakore ingredients and equipment list

    • How to make Pakore (Punjabi onion bhajis)

    • Quiz - key points to know for making Pakore like a Punjabi

    • Printable key points for Pakore