Pune-based Celebrity Chef Shobha Indani Holds 2-Day Cookery Workshop in Kolkata

By Prerna Kothari and Ankit Agarwal

Shobha Indani - Celebrity Chef
Shobha Indani

Kolkata, March 15 - Media Connect organized the 2-Day Cookery Workshop by MRS. SHOBHA INDANI (renowned Chef from Pune). Shobha Indani is one of India's renowned Chefs and has also been the winner of Golden Book of World Records for achieving the World Record of Largest Cooking Lesson. Many of her students have been her pride on Indian Cooking TV show "MASTER CHEF INDIA". She has trained more than 50,000 students since past 34 years by teaching her unique style in varied cuisines. So, the City of Joy, Kolkata was lucky enough to get a chance to give their cooking dreams a flight.

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The 2 Day Cookery Workshop by Shobha Indani was organized by Media Connect at Sapphire Banquets (On EM Bypass), Kolkata in Mid-March with hundreds of energized audience who were seen jotting down all tips & tricks while following the recipes. The Pune-based Mrs. Shobha Indani, known for her cooking classes, brought Tips & a bagful of recipes– 100 plus actually– to Kolkata in Mid March and whipped it up in just 2 days. The participants present there got a chance to learn & witness practical demo & Live Cooking of "More than 100+ items" in these 2 days along with tastings & lots of Tips and tricks to improve their everyday cooking. They honed their culinary skills in this "Pure Veg" ALL-IN-ONE class where they learnt: Mocktails & Shakes, Soups, Salads, Sabzi - Pulao, Snacks & Starters, Mithais, Cakes & Cookies, Desserts & Puddings, Italian, Mexican, Thai, Continental, Mongolian, Chocolates, Salad Carving & Presentations, Cake Icing & much more in between. All the participants who attended the workshop were given a Complimentary Recipe Book with all the recipes and a Certificate of participation too.

On this occasion, Mr. Ankit Agarwal, Co-owner of Media Connect as one of the organizer said "We felt honored to organize this event of 2 day Cookery workshop by Mrs. Shobha Indani because she has been casting magic spell among the foodies, across the country, through her delightful delicacies. We wanted the Kolkata foodies to get a chance to learn 100+ items from this renowned chef from Pune. She has made us belief, that, a food becomes great when it satiates everyone’s taste. She has brought various international dishes also by Indianising them to suit our taste buds."

Speaking about the event, Ms. Prerna Kothari, Co-owner of Media Connect as one of the organizers said, “It’s a dream of every woman to reach high and get appreciation, to feed her family well; cooking has to be her only passion. It is said that a woman is known by her art of cooking and the belly rules the mind. Mrs. Shobha Indani has proved this quote, time & again and this time she was here with us to share her cooking secrets with the City of Joy. Kolkata literally in all its sense gave their cooking dreams a flight where each & every participant of the workshop gave this feedback that they started to love cooking even more after the workshop."

Sharing her views, Mrs. Shobha Indani, renowned Celebrity Chef from Pune said, “I have been giving workshops all across India and the world since decades, but the experience I had here was unmatched from ever before. The event was so well organized by the Media Connect team and the participants were such dedicated learners that it was a pleasure to teach them with all my energy and enthusiasm. While covering and teaching more than 100 dishes I always make sure that the workshop can be apt for both beginners and advanced cook too. I prefer to use easily available ingredients in all my recipes to make it easy for every Home-maker as well. I felt really honored teaching the enthusiastic participants of the City of Joy.”

The dishes taught and covered in the 2 Day Cookery Workshop included the following to name a few:

  • Mocktails & Drinks: Golden Ambrosia, Red Rose, Tropical Delight, Orange Ginger Tea Punch, Jasvand Mojito, Cucumber Relish, Rich Chocolate Shake, White Chocolate & Strawberry Shake, Hot Cappuccino, Hot Mochaccino, Cold Café Frappe, Rasmalai Smoothie, Guava Chilli Smoothie, etc.
  • Frozen & Hot Desserts: RockyRoad Dessert, PinaColada Dessert, Frozen Lemon Yoghurt, Mango Mania, Fruit Crumble, Crepe Suzette, Honey Noodles with Ice-cream, Bakalava, Choco Lava, Chocolate Spring Roll, Donuts, Swiss Roll and other varieties.
  • Cakes & Muffins: Chocolate Chips Brownie Muffins, Orange Almond Muffins, Pineapple Cherry Muffins, Marble Cake, etc.
  • Punjabi & Mughlai Sabjis & Rotis: Chaandi Navratan Korma, Maakhanwala Rasgulla, Veg Chilli Milli, Corn Capsicum Cheese Curry, Kadhai Paneer Tikka Masala, Veg Peshwai Handi, Lachcha Paratha, Masala Naan, Rumali Roti, etc.
  • Soups: Broccoli Almond Soup in Bread Bowl, Golden Carrot & Orange Soup, Eight Treasure Corn Soup & others
  • Pulao & Noodles: Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani, Baked Pulao with Pizza Sauce, Mexican Corn & Beans Rice, Spinach Saffron Rice with Grilled Vegetables, Pan Fried Noodles with Chinese Almond Vegetables, Mongolian Noodles, Pad Thai Noodles, etc.
  • Italian: Basic White Sauce, Pizza/Arrabiata Sauce, Cheese Garlic Bread, Thin Crust Pizza, Stuffed Garlic BVread, Pasta Florentine, Pasta Arrabiata, Cannelloni/Crepe Florentine, etc.
  • Mexican: Corn Tortillas, Tacos, Tart, Refried Beans, Hot Sauce, Baked Refried Beans Enchiladas, Mexican Tacos/Tart, Nachos with Cheese Sauce, etc.
  • Thai: Thai Red Curry Paste, Thai Green Curry Paste, Thai Curry, Basil Rice, etc.
  • Snacks & Starters: Polenta with Stir Fried Vegetables, Cheese Jalapeno Poppers with Spicy Sauce, Vegetable Sauté with Peanut Sauce, Vegetable Galouti Kebab, Humus with Falafal Cutlet, Stuffed Zucchini Roll with Baba Ganoush.
  • Mithais: Rasgulla, Anjeer Akhrot Halwa, varieties of Sandesh, Kaaju Katli Pista Roll, Chhena Toast, etc.
  • Chocolate Making: Kitkat, Ferrero Rocher, Chocolate Bouquet & several others

Along with this Salad Carvings & Cake Icing were also special highlights of this Workshop added by loads of Tips and Tricks to improve everyday cooking and one’s culinary skills.

Pune-based Mrs. Shobha Indani, 58-year old, is a celebrated Chef acknowledged for her multi-cuisine cookery classes. Having completed her Diploma in Hotel Management, she always had a penchant for developing various vegetarian recipes from all around the world. These recipes were then further refined by her time & again over a period to make them absolutely perfect. From the last 34 years, she has been regularly conducting cookery classes in various cities all over India & abroad.Shobha Indani is one of India's renowned Chef and has also been the winner of Golden Book of World Records for achieving the World Record of Largest Cooking Lesson. Many of her students have been her pride on Indian Cooking TV show "MASTER CHEF INDIA". She has trained more than 50,000 students since past 34 years by teaching her unique style in varied cuisines.  The Cookery Classes of one month duration conducted by her in Pune are supposedly the most famous & only one of its kind in India. Thousands of young girls & housewives across the country have immensely benefited from these classes & are successfully managing their careers as the perfect home-makers. The overwhelming response to her cookery classes & books signify the success & hard-work which has gone into making Shobha Indani a brand which she is today. A tremendous response to her best seller cookbook Swad Sugandh along with several other books have been her biggest success and inspiration too.

Mrs. Shobha Indani also won the Golden Book of World Records for achieving the World Record of Largest Cooking Lesson on June 26th, 2015 for conducting a workshop where more than 3900 participants were taught how to make more than 100 dishes at Indore.