Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Mamta’s Kitchen 10th Anniversary Cookery Class

Mamta's Kitchen celebrates its 10th anniversary in May 2011. During that time we've had over 6.9 million visits and we have over 1,400 recipes on the site, contributed by Mamta, family and friends and our readers.


For those of you who don't know, Mamta is my mum. Pete and I designed the site and do all the maintenance and support. Mum is the driving force behind the content.

To celebrate this anniversary, we're holding a fundraising all-day cookery class in Mamta's own kitchen, with proceeds going to the Khushboo Welfare Society (see below).

For those who can’t make this date, we hope to offer additional dates soon.

Date: Saturday 14th May
Time: 10 am to approximately 8 pm
Location: Mamta’s Kitchen, Luton, Bedfordshire
Price: £95 per person


  • Lassi and cumin biscuits on arrival
  • A light lunch that you will cook together
  • A tasty dinner that you will cook together
  • Wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits during the day
  • Printed recipes

Provisional Menu

These are the dishes we are planning to make during the day, however the exact menu will depend on availability of ingredients, so we may switch one or more dishes nearer the time.

  • Lunch: Mixed pakoras
  • Lunch: Paneer Cream Tikka
  • Lunch: A Mix of Indian salads
  • Break: Chai
  • Dinner: Meatball curry
  • Dinner: Spiced Fried Fish
  • Dinner: Stuffed Aubergines
  • Dinner: Urad Daal Khada Masala
  • Dinner: Matar Pulao (Pilaf)
  • Dinner: Rotis & Pooris
  • Dinner: Vermicelli Kheer

Of course, we have never run this kind of event before, so we're making our best guess on how much we can cover in the time. We may not manage to make every dish but we'll cover as much as we possibly can and we have reserve plans to ensure that dinner shall be a feast, regardless!

Additional Information

The class will start at 10 am and includes a drink and snack on arrival, lunch and dinner, drinks and snacks during the day, and wine and soft drinks with dinner. We'll aim to sit down for dinner at around 6 pm so finish time will be approximately 8 pm.

We are limiting class size to 5 students. They will be joined for the meals by Mamta’s little helpers, Pete and Kavita and possibly one or two other family members for dinner.

As the class is being held in a domestic kitchen, with a single oven and stove top, students will be working together to create the dishes and will need to take turns to participate. But don't worry, there will be plenty of hands on experience throughout the day.

The (Luton) address will be provided on confirmation of booking. Plenty of (free) parking is available. Alternatively, you can train to Luton station which is a short bus/ taxi ride from our house. We may be able to collect you from the station if we can coordinate arrival times.

We will donate at least £60 from each student’s fees to the Khushboo Welfare Society. If ingredients costs come in a little lower than budgeted, we’ll be able to better that.

Khushboo Welfare Society is a small, voluntary NGO in Gurgaon (near Delhi), which provides multidisciplinary education for the development and rehabilitation of children, adolescents and young adults with mental and multiple disabilities. This is something that is not widely available in India, even today.


Please email Kavey@mamtaskitchen.com for further information and to book your place.


gastrogeek said...

this sounds like a fantastic class, what a mouthwatering selection of dishes - and for such a great cause too. Bravo Mrs Mamta!

Miss Whiplash said...

This sounds so so good :-)
I can't do May 14th, but I'm definitely looking forward to some further dates!
Maybe I can eve drag Reluctant Husband along with me...

Nicisme said...

Your mum is very special Kavey, doing this for a worthy cause. Good luck to her and I hope the class gets filled up quickly. Luton is too far for me, shame because the menu looks super.

celia said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day! Congratulations to Mamta and all of you on 10 wonderful years!