New Leaf

My first Cookery Class in famous Murwillumbah was held at the New Leaf Cafe in the town’s main street. Gary the owner, himself a seasoned chef, was happy to let me use his kitchen facilities and at the same time participate in our culinary learning exchange.

gary:

We chose a menu of my Kitchen Favourites:

Soft, Cashew-studded South-Indian Steamed Semolina Breads (Rawa Idli)
Spicy Hot-and-Sour Toor-dal Soup (Sambar)
Quick & Easy Fresh Coconut Chutney
Iranian Saffron-scented Spicy Rice with Saffron (Pollou)
Creamed Spinach with Fresh Curd Cheese (Palak Panir)
Griddle-Baked Bread (Chapati)
Hot, Sweet & Spicy Tomato Chutney
Succulent Milk Fudge Balls in Rose-scented Syrup (Gulab Jamuns)

Our kitchen stalwarts were a pleasure to work with.

Chapati ladies:

This was Dimitra’s first ever chapati, half-cooked first on a cast-iron pan…

Dimitra:

…then finished off over a naked flame till it puffed like a balloon.

puff the magic chapati:

I’ll be laying low until my final two classes next weekend. Then back to Perth.
Posted by Kurma on 24/10/05; 11:13:04 AM

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