Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Hiya I am Lajina, I set up a business in October 2013 to teach home-style Indian cooking, I have six handmade spices to help you on your cooking journey.
I am a self-taught home cook, learning from TV, books and experimenting when I became a mum, to my son, Sam whose now 20. Most of our meals are made from scratch and take very little planning or organising, I have so many tips and tricks to make happy, healthy curries.
The cooking workshops with me are ideal Christmas gifts, you can decide on a convenient date, please get in touch and I will raise an invoice, once that invoice has been paid, I will send out a personal gift voucher with a spice pouch (before the Christmas rush) which can be given on Christmas Day.
The cost of the workshop is £99 per person with a £10 discount per person if 2 or more book onto the workshop. So, if I raise an invoice for two or more people, the cost per person is £89. This is a limited offer until Saturday 25th November, when all places will rise back to £99.00 per person.
The actual workshop takes place at Little Wenlock Village Hall at 10.30am, finishing at 4.00pm in the morning we concentrate on making starters, an Indian salad and various dips. We work together and this forms our lunch, I have a unique, hands-on style that is fun with lots of tips to make your favourite dishes.
After lunch, the cooks will discover the secrets of making tasty curries and an Indian bread to take home as their take away and I will demo how to make perfect rice. The price includes all the spices, ingredients, lunch, take away and an e-book is emailed to you after the workshop.
Dishes are decided by YOU, I like to ask what they would order in an Indian restaurant and try my best to include at least one of their favourite dishes on the day. Please speak to me about favourite dishes and any allergies when booking.
The workshop takes place in Little Wenlock Village Hall, by the side of the Wrekin, Shropshire TF6 5BN, starting at 10.30 till 4.00pm.
The dates of the workshops for 2018 are as follows:
Saturday 27th January 2018
Saturday 31st March 2018
Saturday 28th April 2018
Here’s a little look at the feedback from this year’s cooking:
“Lajina was great, food was great” 5 stars for easy recipes, quality of ingredients, deliciousness and hygiene.
“Brilliant experience. Really informative and lots of fun”
“A wonderful day, good humour, useful tips and professionalism”
“was very impressed with how organised it was”
“Good time, it’s good to watch Lajina making food”
“Good fun – Lajina is so fun, it was relaxed and we enjoyed it”
I have a box full of feedback forms, everyone leaving their valuable thoughts which has helped me to shape my business to where it is.
If you’d like to cook with me or send a voucher for a present, please get in touch soon, Thank you.
Lajina Leal, Founder, Lajina Masala
Lajina had a Corporate Career as an Accountant for many years and whilst discussing an impending redundancy in an Indian restaurant with her friends, they persuaded her to set up an Indian Cooking School.
The fun started in October 2013 and the business has grown from strength to strength.