Are you interested in learning more about preparing Indian cuisine that is healthy and delicious?  The nonprofit Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park has a number of November classes where individuals can learn to prepare and enjoy a number of different dishes.  Learn to make Wheat Flat Bread with Potato Filling, Basmati Rice Pilaf, - Saffron Rice with Cashews or Spiced Chickpea Soup.

The Indian cooking series kicks off on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 when participants will learn how to make Basmati Rice Pilaf with fresh vegetables, curried lentils & beans, and mint chutney.   On Monday, November 7, 2011 learn to make wheat flat bread with potato filling, non-dairy yogurt sauce with vegetables, tamarind chutney, and cream of rice pudding with rose water and pistachios.  On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 prepare saffron rice with cashews and lime, red beans and vegetable curry, and mixed fruit chutney.  The Indian cooking series concludes with a class on making Spiced Chickpea Soup with vegetable & herbs, puffed Indian bread, and savory sauce on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. 

All classes are being held at Brighton Gardens, 21 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park and run from 6:30PM – 8:30PM.  The cost for each class is $40.00 per person plus a $10.00 registration fee.  Register for more than one class at a time and pay only one $10.00 registration fee.  Students should bring to class a cutting board and knife and small containers to take home samples.  If available, students should also bring a spice/coffee grinder.

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The class is being taught by Mary Kao.  Mary is an experienced cook with a focus on the healthy and nutritious aspects of food and meeting the needs of vegetarians.  She resided in India and brings an insider’s knowledge to her cooking classes.  Mary stated, “Indian cooking is fragrant, easy, healthy, fulfilling and nutritious, and pleasing to the palate.  The level of spiciness is up to each individual.” 

Secure online registration is available at or by calling 973-443-9222.  The Adult School has a number of other classes in a variety of subject areas starting in late October and November.  View the online catalog or call the office for more information.

The Adult School is not funded by government or local school districts, and welcomes students of any race and of any nationality or ethnic origin.  There is no residence requirement for registration.