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Day 1 / Essential Curry Sauce and Aromatic Spices
Learn how to make the main sauce used as a base in most Indian curries. Explore the aromatic spices, their complex ﬂavours and the way in which they are used in Indian cuisine. Discover how individual spices impart unique ﬂavours to make each dish distinct and how the combination of spices create the perfect curry. Learn the basics and the tricks of the trade from our professional chef as he prepares the three main sauces. Grind and roast the ﬁnest spices and prepare your favourite sauce. Round the morning off relaxing on the cool terrace enjoying a delicious lunch including a selection of authentic dishes prepared by our chefs.
Day 2 / Spicy Goan Fish Starter and Classic Fish Curry Rice
Tasty starters are on the menu today as you learn to make crispy bhajis and pakoras and sensationally spiced papads (popadums). Taste each delicious morsel as the day progresses and discover how simple it is to produce professional results. Learn to cook perfect rice and make a tasty rice dish to compliment the starters. Invite your partner or friends along for lunch to share your delicious creations and savour the chef's unique and delicious Goan curry followed by exotic seasonal fruit
Day 3 / Authentic Curry and Traditional Indian Breads
Tasty starters are on the menu today as you learn to make crispy bhajis and pakoras and sensationally spiced papads (popadums). Taste each delicious morsel as the day progresses and discover how simple it is to produce professional results. Learn to cook perfect rice and make a tasty rice dish to compliment the starters. Invite your partner or friends along for lunch to share your delicious creations and savour the chef's unique and delicious Goan curry followed by exotic seasonal fruit.
Day 4 / Bustling Markets, Tropical Spice Plantation and Fresh Cashews
Visit Goa's busy food markets to buy some fresh exotic spices and fruit. Take in the atmosphere of the fish, fruit and vegetable markets, simply a riot of colour, smells and sounds. Learn more about the thriving cashew industry in Goa by visiting a local factory in South Goa where the process of cashew production is still being. Manufactured using age-old, time tested processing methods. Watch the workers painstakingly check the quality of each and every nut. Tour the site with a guide and buy some deliciou fresh nuts for the journey home. Then on the way back visit one of Goa's popular spice plantations. Dense forest areas and favourable climate conditions make Goa a perfect location to grow the exotic spices liberally used in its delicious cuisine. Tour the plantation to see pineapple, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, cardamon, nutmeg and betal nut palm growing. Enjoy a mouthwatering traditional. Goan lunch and end the perfect day interacting with the resident elephants; have your camera at the ready for a truly emotional experience of seeing these majestic
Day 5 / Spicy Goan Fish Starter and Classic Fish Curry Rice
Portugal has influenced this idyllic state and Mackerel Rechado a Portuguese inspired fish starter (now a traditional Goan dish) is on the menu today. Learn the secret to making the perfect spicy paste as you have fun preparing this tasty starter. Discover the techniques to make the classic Goan fish-curry-rice, then lunch at a local restaurant to experience this fabulous dish. Consisting of a succulent piece of crispy fried kingfish steeped in a delightful coconut tamarind with a spicy red chilli sauce and a mound of perfectly cooked boiled rice, this is a popular local dish. Experience a delicious meal in authentic surroundings and enjoy a taste of the real Goa. Leave us feeling inspired and knowledgeable and return home with a wealth of culinary knowledge and some mouth-watering recipes.
Day 6 / Heritage House and Temple Visit
A wonderful opportunity to mix cooking with the local culture by visiting one of Goa's best heritage properties in South Goa. This fascinating 213 year old mansion situated in Quepem, on the banks of the Kushavati River was built by the Dean of the Church and founder of Quepem town. It blends together wonderful Hindu and Portuguese architecture and has delightful gardens with many historical features. Unique amongst Indo-Portuguese house types, the structure of the palace shows an interesting adaptation to Indian customs. A heritage house with a difference - where guests can explore the property and garden, learn more about the history of Goa, make use of all the facilities available in the house, relax and read some interesting and rare books on Goan history, arts and crafts and theology from the library. For lunch, enjoy a delicious Indo-Portuguese meal with a choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Conclude the day by visiting a local Hindu temple to see more of Goa's interesting architecture. The temple commands a panoramic view and its surroundings are truly enchanting, a visit not to be missed
Day 7 / Scrumptious Indian Breakfast, Popular Tandoori & Traditional Bread
A traditional Indian breakfast is the perfect start to the day. Visit a local restaurant serving popular dishes including the classic bhaji-pau, a white bread roll pau served with a delicious potato or mixed vegetable side curry bhaji. Also crispy masala dosas served with tasty chutneys and idli which are delicious rice cakes eaten with coconut samba and chutney. Washed down with a glass of sweet hot chai it's simply one of the tastiest breakfasts you can imagine. Then it's back to the school for some serious cooking. Using the tandoori method, prepare dishes such as succulent chicken tikka, tasty prawn shashlik with light and fluffy naan cooked perfectly as only a a traditional tandoor can. Before the day and course comes to an end, enjoy your final 'home' cooked meal with some local spicy specialities to savour and share. Leave us feeling inspired and knowledgeable and return home with a wealth of culinary knowledge and some delicious mouth-watering recipes.