Join me to learn the secrets of making tantalisingly spicy Indian curry, fragrant and fluffy rice, fresh Chappatties – and that’s just the main courses.
Learn to cook like a professional Indian chef, bringing perfectly seasoned and exciting flavour combinations to your table.
Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or a culinary master chef, my cooking lessons will hone your cooking skills to turn you into seasoned professional who’s able to amaze and delight your diners.
I run several types of cookery lessons – see opposite for an overview of the types of dishes that I will be demonstrating to you how to expertly cook in the comfort of your own home or restaurant.
A list of the forthcoming courses and lessons are below. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about any of the events that I run.
|Menu 2||Menu 3|
|Bhel Puri||Bhel Puri||Bhel Puri|
|Daal/vegetable side dish||Daal/vegetable side dish||Daal/vegetable side dish|
|Rice or Chapati||Chapatti||Chappati or Naan|
|–||Rice||Rice or Biriani|
|Per extra person:|
Price includes all ingredients and specialist equipment. The meal will serve 4 generous portions.
Once a date is booked into Lajina’s diary, a 25% non-refundable deposit is due, with the balance paid 2 weeks’ prior to the event.
An additional charge for travel time and cost will need to be arranged.
Lajina Leal, Founder, Lajina Masala
Please consider booking Lajina for any special occasion, team building, corporate events, social gatherings, motivational workshops, and hen and stag nights – and anything else inbetween.
Lajina offers a totally bespoke service to meet the groups’ needs, taking into consideration allergies, spice levels and favourite dishes.
You can create a banquet, Make Somosas, Indian Snacks, all under Lajina’s expert guidance.
Please contact Lajina to discuss the needs of your group. I can arrange venues and provide all specialist equipment and ingredients. Lajina also runs corporate team building events.
Q: I am allergic to certain foods/ I have a special dietary requirement. Will this cause a problem?
A: We try our best to accommodate for special dietary requirements. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to advise us of any allergies. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at least 3 days before any courses and this can be done at point of booking. Alternatively contact us to let us know in advance so that, where possible, we can adjust the lesson accordingly for you.
Q: What time do the lessons start and finish?
A: Mostly, all half day morning classes will be from 9.30am until 1.30pm, all half day evening classes will be 4.30pm-8.30pm and full day courses are from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Please contact us to discuss and arrange the details.
Q: Can I buy a Gift Voucher?
A: We have Gift Vouchers available to purchase online by clicking on the Gift Voucher link. The vouchers can be redeemed for pots, lessons or dinner party experience.
Q: I would like more information on the course that I am booking.
A: The personalised service we offer is bespoke and tailor made to suit your taste and level of cooking ability. If you would like more information please call us on 07866 969 993 and we will happily agree tweaks to suit your needs.
Q: I have booked a course but I am now unable to attend, can I change my course?
A: Please call Lajina Masala on 07866 969 993 and we will try to assist where availability and circumstances allow, however this cannot be guaranteed.
Q: Do you have any courses available for children?
A: Please be assured that we do cater for children’s cooking; please contact us for further details. We happily teach children and parents are welcome to assist or have a family workshop.
Q: I am a beginner, are all the courses suitable for me?
A: All courses are suitable for all levels. Lajina will ensure that you have the assistance required to enjoy the day and learn new skills.
Q: I am an experienced cook, are all the courses suitable for me?
A: All courses are suitable for all levels. Lajina’s assistance helps you to enjoy the day and really develop your cooking skills.
Q: Will I eat the food I make?
A: There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. All students sit down together after each session to eat.
Q: What should I wear/take with me to the course?
A: Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open-toed shoes). Please bring an apron with you on the day. We will email you with the recipes for each dish after the course, however, please bring a pad and a pen if you would like to take more detailed notes. Indian food does smell, so please wear comfy clothes that are easily washable.
Q: Can I cancel/re-book my course if I get sick, have an accident?
A: Should you not be able to attend your course due to an unforeseeable circumstance, it is no problem to reschedule.
Please refer to the terms and conditions for full details.
Q: Do you have facilities to purchase equipment?
A: It is possible to purchase specialist Indian equipment, items are not held in stock so will need to be ordered for you.
Q: Who processes the transactions and which cards are accepted?
A: Paypal are our transaction agent.
Lajina’s passion for her product and cooking is evident from the minute you meet her. I’ve taken part in a Masala Magic group cooking course and it was fun and I learned so much as to how to make a good curry. If you’ve got a pot of Curry Masala Magic in the cupboard everything else is easy!
Director of Sales, QHotels
A fantastic, colourful fun evening for my corporate event. The smell of spices and Lajina’s perfectly professional presence made the night a success! Highly recommended and already booked my second event!!
Author, trainer, and coach
Lajina not only makes magic happen with her pots of spices but cooking with her is a magical experience too. I love cooking but even if you don’t find it easy, you will with Lajina. She made the most wonderful food and we got to join in and learn how to as well. Lajina is serious about Indian cooking, but brings so much fun, joy and magic with her, you can’t help but have a fantastic time. And the food tastes incredible too.
Lady Harriet Hamilton
Apley Farm Shop & Garden
It’s been a great pleasure to work with Lajina recently. She took part in the first Apley Bake Off at Apley Farm Shop & was a great credit to the day, giving a demonstration, a masterclass for adults as well as children’s activities. The results are always delicious!
Managing Director, CliqTo Ltd
Lajina is an absolute delight to work with. Ambitious, passionate about her business (and cooking), and highly motivated. She is a real ‘people-person’ who delights in making people smile. I always enjoy working alongside Lajina because she’s able to turn anyone’s frown into an ear-to-ear grin!