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Cooking Classes

Home Cooks and Chefs

Indian Food Without the Gourmet EffortPeople gathered around a kitchen during one of Madhu's cooking classes.

I teach the art and science of Indian cooking to home cooks and chefs. I teach cooking classes in both my local area, and  also travel around the country. I am an expert in tasty, healthy, and authentic Indian cooking, and have been teaching the art of Indian cooking since 1993. I teach individual classes, demos, and even 4-week series of classes.


Types of Classes

I am able to offer a variety of Indian cooking classes from novice to expert cooks.

  • Cooking Demo
  • Series of Indian Cooking Classes
  • Training Chefs
  • TV Shows


Training Chefs

I have also worked with FLIK cafeteria (Compass Group), and trained chefs and associates, in cooking authentic Indian meals. During my employment with FLIK International at Aetna in Hartford, CT, the cafeteria offered an Indian station, five days a week. The chefs followed my own recipes, and created authentic Indian meals.

To schedule a cooking classes contact Madhu.



Past Indian Cooking Classes and Demos

2017 - current: Cooking Demos at Wheatsfield Grocery in Ames, IA.

2012: Cooking Demo and Panel on Healthy Indian Cooking, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

2011 - 2019: Employed with Flik Hospitality as Wellness Director and also Training Chefs and developing recipes

2011: Cooking Demo and Presentation, FLIK Culinary Meeting.

2007 - 2009: Better Homes and Gardens Food Editors, Des Moines, Iowa.

2002: Public Super Markets, Tampa, Florida.

2001 - 2010: Indian Cooking School in Ames, Iowa, Hands-on cooking classes, limited to 8 participants.

March 2000 & December 2000: Kendall College, Evanston, Illinois, Chef students; One week Course, 2 credit hours, Lecture and Cooking Classes.

April 2000: Cooks of Crocus Hill, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

July 1999: Vegetarian meals: King's cooking school, Bedminster, New Jersey.

June 1999: Authentic Low-Fat Indian Meals: Peter Kump's Cooking School, New York.

June 1999: Authentic Indian Meals: Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Boston.

October 1998: American Dietetic Association Annual Meeting; Demo to fellow dietitians.

April 1998: Food Fest XXV, Rochester, Minnesota.

1992 – 1998: Cooking classes and demos at Cooks Emporium, Ames, IA.

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