Ashburton Cookery School

Indian Plus

Ashburton Cookery School

Indian Plus

On our Indian cookery weekend you will learn the fundamentals of Indian cookery, covering the concepts, history and skills required to understand this hugely varied and vibrant cuisine.

We will teach you how to work with fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to create Indian starters, curries, main dishes and accompaniments that truly reflect the spirit of Indian cuisine and that can easily be replicated in the home without Tandoor ovens or specialist equipment.

You will learn to master the subtleties of flavour, and the power of spice whilst cooking a wide range of delicious, authentic Indian dishes as far removed from the British curry house as Ashburton is from New Delhi.

This is a highly practical course and great fun for couples and friends to take together which also makes for an original gift idea.

Typical Recipes

The recipes you will prepare are designed to give you as broad a range of fundamental cookery skills as possible, giving you the confidence and skill to further explore this cuisine.

  • Makul Pakora
    Fried Squid with Turmeric and Samphire
  • Keema Samosa
    Spiced lamb parcels with pineapple and ginger chutney.
  • Pork Vindaloo & Jeera Pilaf
    Traditional marinated Goan curry with cumin basmati rice.
  • Homemade Naan Breads
    Risen soft Indian bread.
  • Murgh Tika Skewers Makhan
    Marinated chicken pieces cooked on a skewer with a sweet tomato masala.
  • Aloo Gobi Mutter Paratha
    Potato, cauliflower and pea stuffed Indian breads.
  • Biryani with Pomegranate, Yogurt and Coriander.
    Haunch of venison cooked slowly with mixed spices, saffron and sultana rice, baked with a roti dough lid served with Cucumber, Tomato and Chilli Salad

Residential Cookery Course

Weekend Accommodation just £148

Relax at Ashburton Court with an en-suite room with double bed, television, free wifi, tea and coffee making facilities and a delicious breakfast.

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Partners can stay for just £20 extra per night and don't need to take a cookery course!

While you enjoy your cookery course on Saturday & Sunday, your partner can explore our wonderful Dartmoor area.

Things To Do

Common Questions

You will enjoy a lunch featuring what you have cooked in the morning session along with a glass of wine. Weekend courses (Saturdays) and 5 day courses (on Monday to Thursday) have a lunch and at the end of each day's cooking you will take home any dishes you have made.

Note: On certain courses such as Breadmaking, Baking, Patisserie, Chocolate Making we will provide a buffet lunch and whilst you will take lots home to enjoy, you will need to make provision for dinner as this is not provided.

All of our courses are highly practical and you will spend 90% of your time in the kitchen learning and cooking. We maximise your quality learning time by taking care of time-consuming tasks such as weighing and assembling ingredients and washing up.

This course is at an Intermediate Level. Aimed at the typical home cook. These courses will build your confidence in all areas of the kitchen. You should be familiar with common cookery concepts such as frying, baking, grilling and be able to follow a recipe. No other special skills are required.

The minimum age to take this course is 18 years old unless otherwise specified.

You will need to tell us about any food allergies or special diets at the time of booking. Whilst the course content will stay the same, we will always try and accommodate your requirements with substitutions and alternatives.

We are very familiar with common food allergies and regularly welcome coeliacs, vegetarians and those with gluten-free, dairy-free or religious diets on our courses. Please contact the Customer Service team who will be able to advise you further.

You need to wear sensible footwear with non-slip soles and covered toes. Long hair needs to be tied back; we advise wearing comfortable clothes and not your best outfit. We also recommend wearing trousers.

You don't need to bring anything else with you since everything else is provided. If you wish to bring some containers to take away food you may, but recyclable boxes are provided.

You will receive a Certificate from the Ashburton Cookery School upon completion of this course.

We source as many ingredients from ethical, local suppliers within a 25 mile radius of the cookery school as possible. All our fish, poultry, meat and dairy is sourced from local producers as well as vegetables and English fruit.
We will always prioritise locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and recipes where possible.