cooking classes

Learn how to cook new recipes and enjoy the experience of learning new cuisines. You will get to understand and discern between spices and flavors, learn the right techniques while you savor the art of cooking Indian food.

The classes will be hands on to people of all skill levels, beginner to experienced.

Classes are conducted in small groups by appointment in my kitchen. Also classes are conducted at different locations.

Upcoming Class at Faradays Kitchen Store


Wednesday, September,19th, 2012

6pm to 8pm

A Tour of India Cooking Class on Wednesday, Sept. 19th

A Tour of India Cooking Class on Wednesday, Sept. 19th After spending a good portion of the summer in her home country, Chef Birjis Rashed returns refreshed, and inspired by the open-air marketplaces she visited to bring us a Tour of India Cooking Class on Wednesday, September 19th from 6 to 8 pm.

Menu for this spicy and exciting class includes: Crunchy Samosas, stuffed with spicy potatoes, deep fried to golden brown; Butter Chicken Masala- a popular delicacy made with boneless chicken, marinated, grilled and cooked in masala sauce; Naan bread; Fragrant Basmati Rice Palav cooked with spices and herbs; Raita (Yogurt chutney with onion, peppers, cucumbers, and herbs); and for dessert, Kheer Rice Pudding made with milk, rice and dry fruits.
If you haven’t been to one of Chef Birjis’s classes yet, be prepared for a culinary feast better than any restaurant around! The cost for this class is $49 per person. Reserve your spot by calling Faradays Kitchen: 266-5666




Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 

6pm to 8pm

Enjoy a culinary tour of India with Chef Birjis Rashed!

Menu includes:  “Gobi 65” Spicy Cauliflower Fritters; Goat Kadhai Curry; Palak Paneer (Spiced Spinach and Cheese); Naan (Indian Flatbread); and for dessert, a cool and refreshing Mango Lassi. The price for this class is $45.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

6 pm- 8 pm

Chef Birjis Rashed will be preparing a tantalizing menu of her favorite dishes from India.

Dishes to be prepared include: Onion Pakodi- Deep fried onion fritters; Lamb Chops cooked in a Curry of Black Pepper, Green Cilantro and Spicy Jalapenos; Peas Palao- Basmati Rice cooked with peas, herbs and spices; Carrot Raita- Yogurt Chutney mixed with grated Carrot and seasoned with Tadka; and Kheer- a Sweet Rice and Milk-based dessert garnished with dried fruits.  The cost for this class is $45.00 per person.



Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

6pm- 8pm

 Come and experience the Exotic Spices of Indian Cuisine with Chef Birjis Rashed. 

Menu includes: Samosas – Crunchy savory pastries stuffed with spicy potatoes and deep fried to a golden brown; Tandoori Chicken – Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and oven baked to perfection; Zeera Palao – cumin and caraway flavored Fried Basmati Rice; Raita – Yogurt Chutney with onion, peppers, cucumbers and herbs; and Bakhlava – Deliciously scrumptious pistachio and vermicelli dessert squares for a sweet finish. The cost for this class is $45.00 per person.


  Class  at the Culinary Academy of Austin.

Saturday, January 17th
10am – 1pm

Royal Kabobs and the Spices That Make Them!
Instructor: Guest Chef Birjis A Rashed

Have you ever had succulent kabobs at a fancy restaurant and wished you could have had them more often? Now here's your chance! Learn how to make exotic kabobs with simple techniques with guest chef Birjis A Rashed. While making Shish Kabob, Beef Boti Kabob and Chicken Tikka Kabob, you will learn to distinguish various Indian spices and how just the right amount of the right spice can make the recipe unique and authentically delicious.


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