Join me to learn the secrets of making tantalisingly spicy Indian curry, fragrant and fluffy rice, fresh Chappatties – and that’s just for lunch.

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 – here’s just some of what I do:

Corporate team building events.

Private lessons in your home or suitable venue.

Masterclasses (workshops) at a local village hall (Little Wenlock).

Run a virtual Curry Club with live cookalongs and handmade spices.

I teach for various cooking schools around the country including The Veg Society in Manchester.

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.


Forthcoming Events



Sample Menue and Price List for Private Cooking Lessons

Menu 1
Mon-Wed only
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
Indian Pudding

£349

£449

£499

Per extra person:
£55 £65 £75

Price includes all ingredients, specialist equipment for a private class where Lajina travels to you.

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.


Other Lajina Masala Events

Lajina Leal, Lajina Masala


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 in between.

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.

Get in touch


Frequently Asked Questions


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 hello@lajinamasala.com 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: Usually, all workshop/masterclasses at Little Wenlock Village Hall start at 10.30am and finish at 4.00pm.

All Other classes and events are either advertised with times or agreed when you make your booking.

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 spices, lessons or a 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 07955 662 060 and we will happily discuss and deliver sessions 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 07955 662 060 and we will try to assist where availability and circumstances allow, however this cannot be guaranteed.

We need at least 14 days notice to amend a booking, if you cannot attend a booked class, we suggest offering the space to a friend or risk losing the space.

Our classes are pre-booked with small numbers and we cannot fill those spaces at the last minute.

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 cook. All students sit down together after each session to eat and you are welcome to take extras away with you.

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). We will lend you aprons for the sessions, which need to be handed back t us, unless you have purchased your own.

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, providing we have 14 days notice.

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: Stripe is our transaction agent.

Testimonials

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Kirsty Smallman

Director, J&PR


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!

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Sarah Dainty

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!!

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Helen Leathers

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.

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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!

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Chris Haycock

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!