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Indian Cuisine Bootcamp

Led by Iron Chef America judge, Simon Majumdar, this course provides both the necessary techniques and classic recipes of Indian cuisine. 

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Course Details

Tutorials in this course: 12
Total viewing time: 2 hours and 11 minutes
Total course time (including prep and cooking): 8 hours and 53 minutes
 

Indian food is known for its complex flavors, fresh ingredients, and regional influences. With an emphasis on spices and hands-on cooking, this cuisine fills the kitchen with a heavenly aroma and wonderful memories.  

While Indian food may seem intimidating, this course provides valuable instruction for chefs of every level. You'll learn the basic techniques of tempering oil and toasting spices, as well as the recipes for many beloved Indian classics. 

Chef Instructors

Chef Simon Majumdar

This course is led by Simon Majumdar, a Judge on Iron Chef America, the Next Iron Chef, and Cutthroat Kitchen. Simon is also a celebrated writer and world traveler, using his relationship with food to tell inspirational stories of eating and adventure.

What You Need

Equipment

- Large saucepans
- Medium saucepan
- Large mixing bowls
- Small mixing bowl
- Sauté pan
- Electric spice grinder
- Blender
- Sieve
- Large wooden spoon
- Chef’s knife
- Fork
- Damp dishcloth
- Plate
- Rolling pin
- Spoon
- Spatula
- Microplane
- Spider strainer
- Strainer
- Kitchen shears
- Cheesecloth
- Yarn or rubber band
- Cutting board
- Wire rack
- Oiled sheet pan
- Baking sheet lined with tin foil
- Serving dishes
- Candy thermometer (optional)

Ingredients

- Ingredients are listed within each respective tutorial 

Tutorials

How to Toast and Grind Spices

Simon Majumdar
Easy

Freshly ground spices help build layers of flavor in cooking.

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Homemade Naan

Simon Majumdar
Easy

This homemade version is just as flaky, puffy, and pillowy as the naan prepared in the Tandoor oven at your favorite Indian restaurant.

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How to Make a Classic Garam Masala

Simon Majumdar
Easy

This staple spice blend will give any Indian dish authentic, complex flavor.

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Chili, Cilantro, and Mint Raita Dip

Simon Majumdar
Easy

"One of the most favorite things that I serve whenever I'm doing an Indian meal is this chutney."

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How to Temper Oil

Simon Majumdar
Easy

Tempering is a method used in Indian cuisine in which spices are added to hot oil for flavor.

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How to Break Down Fresh Ginger

Simon Majumdar
Easy

The unique flavor of ginger adds warmth and spice to a variety of dishes.

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Simon Majumdar
Intermediate

This creamy and comforting Indian-inspired dish is packed with exotic flavors.

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Masala Sauce

Simon Majumdar
Intermediate

This classic Indian sauce is rich and flavorful, and can be used on top of shrimp, fish, chicken, and vegetables.

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Paneer

Simon Majumdar
Easy

Paneer is a fresh curd cheese that is light, flavorful, and easy to make.

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Tandoor-Style Marinade

Simon Majumdar
Easy

This marinade captures the rich and juicy flavors achieved from cooking in an authentic tandoor oven.

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Saag Paneer

Simon Majumdar
Intermediate

"A favorite dish in any Indian restaurant, saag paneer is the Indian version of creamed spinach with lots of spices."

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Tandoori Chicken

Simon Majumdar
Easy

“Is there anything that says India more than Tandoori Chicken?”

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