Most Popular, Healthy, Flavorful, Hands-on Indian Cooking Class
in NYC (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island), NY (Long Island, Westchester, Hudson Valley), NJ, CT , PA
Over 1125 classes with over 5200 participants in the last 13 years.

It was an incredible experience for the whole family and we all dined on some of the best Indian food I've ever eaten - Flavorful, Healthy and Nourishing.
P.G., Glen Head, NY
This class excites the senses and the intellect. Extremely flavorful, healthy and hands-on.
R.P., New York, NY
Great experience. Sanjay's explanation of the ayurvedic wellness theories behind Healthy Indian cooking was excellent. And the food was, of course, delicious.
R.M., New York, NY
The class was super well organized, the dishes came out delicious. This experience is so unique and well done.
E.K., Brooklyn, NY
Sanjay's class is excellent! He is truly a master conveyor of information and in creating healthy vegetarian dishes.
M.U., Brooklyn, NY
We were so inspired by the experience that the very next day we went and bought all the spices and ingredients to try and re-create our healthy and delicious meal.
R.H., Bedminster, NJ
Sanjay makes all of the information engaging, and I came away with a number of new skills plus delicious, vegetarian leftovers.
E.G., New York, NY
Sanjay loves his craft which made us even more enthusiastic. Highly recommended for its healthy and delicious dishes.
A.P., Queens, NY
It was a great experience and the food was delicious.
K.M., New York, NY
Not sure what to expect, we were totally blown away. Sanjay is a great educator who presents history, ideas, and a hands-on methodology in an easy to understand and clear cut fashion. Our Kosher menu was delicious and healthy.
A.V., Brooklyn, NY
Thank you for a fun filled cooking extravaganza. It was a great evening. Everything was delicious and healthy.
P.M., Woodcliff Lake, NJ
We enjoyed the vegetarian lesson and food was delicious!
B.A., Queens, NY
We had a wonderful time and learned so much. A delicious and healthy birthday gift that will be hard to top.
J.G., Brooklyn, NY
We absolutely loved it and our vegetarian dinner was absolutely delicious, healthy.
L.L., Brooklyn, NY
We had a fantastic time - Delicious and Hands-on
M.E., Brooklyn, NY
A very enjoyable cooking class - informative, delicious and healthy.
H.D., Brooklyn, NY
We all had a wonderful time and learned so much! It was delicious.
A.T., New York, NY
Sanjay is a wonderful teacher and not only teaches you how to cook the specific vegetarian dishes, but gets you excited about the entire cuisine. We made dishes that were healthy and delicious.
J.H., New York, NY
We learned to efficiently create yummy, nourishing, healthy dishes, a lifesaver when time & space are at a minimum. Highly recommended.
J.O., New York, NY
To sum it up: A truly amazing experience! What's better than a knowledgeable expert coming to your and then showing you how to make a fantastic, healthy, delicious meal?
K.G., Brooklyn, NY
Outrageously delicious, healthy, hands-on, enlighting and memorable.
B.S., New York, NY
Sanjay taught me unique Indian cooking technique of layering which is new even to me who cooks a great variety of foods.
P.I., New York, NY
Sanjay put together a menu that was both vegetarian and low fat as we requested, but still astonishingly delicious and healthy.
A.B., Scarsdale, NY
Sanjay showed us ways to create vegetarian dishes that are delicious but also healthy and that our baby can also enjoy.
E.K., Brooklyn, NY
Sanjay doesn't only teach you simple, healthy, delicious, vegetarian recipes, he gives you the building blocks to really develop your cooking skills.
S.K., New York, NY
You get to really see and taste the difference between Indian take-out and authentic Indian home cooking - flavourful, healthy.
G.E., Brooklyn, NY
The most delicious and healthy meal cooked in our kitchen thus far.
L.C., Stamford, CT
Sanjay is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun teacher. He showed us to cook simple, healthy, delicious vegan recipes.
A.G., New York, NY
Amazing food that I couldn't wait to eat again. Sanjay taught us how to cook by smelling and seeing rather than by timing and how this helps to keep the dish and your body healthy & balanced.
M.C., Albany, NY
Sanjay provided us with an incredible experience. Everything we made was light, healthy and delicious and we learned to cook using our sense of smell and sight.
R.C., Hoboken, NJ
Sanjay did much more than just walked us through the recipes and the food ended up being delicious and healthy.
M.L., New York, NY
We cooked together the best Indian food we ever had - Flavorful and Healthy. Now I am sure there is much more to Indian food than what we get in restaurants.
I.A., New York, NY
Sanjay did a stellar job of helping us understands basics of Indian cooking and the dishes were all very fresh and importantly healthy.
A.S., Brooklyn, NY
Class was incredibly interesting & helpful and food was delicious and healthy.
W.F., New York, NY
We so enjoyed every bit of the class - learning about Indian culture, its food and Sanjay's flavorful and healthy cooking.
J.B., Brooklyn, NY
It was an amazing class - the presentation, the cooking process, the delicious and healthy food and the wealth of information. Everything was outstanding!
O.G., New York, NY
We had a wonderful time during the cooking class, and the result was astonishingly delicious. The experience was definitely worth it!
N.V., New York, NY
We enjoyed every moment of the cooking class. The flavors, and of course, the wonderful and healthy food all combined to make a very very nice evening.
J.J., New York, NY
This Indian cooking class was a lot of fun and was a great experience! Sanjay is a very patient teacher and a great cook.
A.P., New York, NY
We enjoyed the cooking class so much and the food was delicious.
A.M., Stamford, CT
The food was so delicious and healthy; our guests were wowed.
J.L., New York, NY
All of the food was amazingly delicious and well-balanced especially the chickpeas.
S.H., Brooklyn, NY
We enjoyed the class a lot and when we tried making the dishes ourselves it turned out GREAT - Tasty and Healthy.
K.Y., Brooklyn, NY
The class was just fantastic! - informative, delicious and best Indian cooking class.
J.W., New York, NY
It was terrific! Absolutely delicious, healthy Indian cooking class you can attend.
M.N., New York, NY
Indian Home Cooking
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Ventrice LamVentrice Lam
17:55 14 Feb 23
Sanjay far exceeded our expectations of the class! His menu proposal was thoughtful, and his class was extremely well-planned, informative, and entertaining. Most importantly, the food was DELICIOUS and we feel like we have a strong foundation to explore new Indian recipes going forward. Thanks Sanjay!
Martha WattsMartha Watts
15:52 02 Feb 23
Sanjay came to our home for a 4-hour lesson, supplied with food for a dinner for six and a beautiful array of spices. He gave a thumbnail sketch of the history of Indian cuisines and then led us through the process of making 4-5 dishes, explaining the steps and emphasizing the importance of smelling and tasting the food as you progress. He was very lively, articulate, enthusiastic, funny, organized, and brought the key utensils he uses. All around, a delight, highly recommended.
Nadja PinnavaiaNadja Pinnavaia
22:26 31 Jan 23
My mother-in-law and I had a fabulous experience with Chef Sanjay. Prior to the session, Sanjay worked with us to figure out our needs and preferences. Based upon that he suggested 4 meals to make. What I enjoyed was the initial background setting out the why of combining certain spices, and then showing us how to cook with them, giving us the confidence to then expand our repetoire across other meals. I enjoyed the afternoon very much, and then, as a family, we enjoyed the meals we made. I highly recommend Chef Sanjay and look forward to another session with him as we explore another region of Indian cuisine.
Mark GoldmanMark Goldman
20:33 09 Jan 23
Sanjay came very prepared and was charismatic, knowledgeable, and entertaining. He gave a long, informative overview on India's different types of cuisine and their history - even answering more specific questions that we bothered him with. During the cooking portion he was patient and, most importantly, helped us produce amazing tasting dishes. I feel that this improved my culinary skills overall, outside of only Indian cooking, and that I will be able to prepare the dishes we made effectively in the future. Sanjay also built his class in a way that makes me believe (perhaps overconfidently) that I'll be able to improve on Indian recipes I come across. Couldn't recommend him enough.
Monica JonesMonica Jones
19:47 20 Sep 22
I got the private cooking class for my husband's birthday. Sanjay was so educational and taught us the basics of Indian cooking. The class was hands-on and we got to try a wide variety of entrees and even make our own bread. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a fun alternative idea for a great date night!
James LabordeJames Laborde
22:28 27 Mar 22
Sanjay's cooking class was a fantastic experience! He came to my apartment, bringing all of the necessary items. He started the class with a deep history and slide show of Indian cooking methods and different regions and history - a nice presentation to set the stage. He then helped us prepare the dishes, with the right amount of hands on teaching to show us the methods while letting us do the cooking. The meal was delicious and incorporated all of the flavors and techniques that we were looking for. He sent a follow up email summarizing all that we prepared and helpful pieces of equipment. The class is lengthy as we were starting with no experience, but Sanjay kept us entertained with stories and cooking tips, all while creating a wonderful meal. Would recommend to anyone looking to explore Indian cooking, or as a fun and creative date night. Would definitely recommend!
Sasha SobolevaSasha Soboleva
17:57 27 Mar 22
Absolutely best experience ever! So helpful, funny, informative and intelligent, Sanjay you made my gift for my husband so special! We are more in love with indian food than ever. Thank you so much! Would take this class again and again.
20:13 22 Mar 22
What a fantastic class this was! Sanjay was very knowledgeable and took the time to go over every details and questions throughout the process. I highly recommend too anyone looking to expend his skills and understanding of Indian cuisine.
Stacey GordonStacey Gordon
17:23 18 Jan 22
My family quickly pivoted to a staycation in NYC during the height of Omicron, and found Sanjay and his Indian cooking classes as an activity for the 6 of us. We had such a wonderful time learning about Indian history, geography, culture and spices.The food Sanjay cooked with us was delicious and we've already used his recipes again. After our evening together, Sanjay followed up with us to give us store recommendations for both kitchen gadgets and spices. He was delightful to be with for the hours-long cooking class. For a delicious, super fun and experiential group activity, I highly recommend Sanjay's in-home Indian cooking workshops!
Janica JainJanica Jain
21:26 17 Jan 22
I reached out to Chef Sanjay as sometimes it’s hard to learn from family members and it was such an enjoyable and wonderful experience. As soon as I reached out, he was extremely open to what I wanted to learn and created a list of recipes to try based on that. During the lesson, Chef Sanjay spent time actually providing the history of India and a lot of background on the ingredients themselves i.e where they originated from, purpose, etc. We were able to go through many different recipes in the course of 3 hours and I learned new tips that I am now using constantly. He also helped me understand the use of spices and how to differentiate them which has always been tough for me particularly. I even bought a new pressure cooker! - something I was so scared of using before and now a staple.Highly recommend Chef Sanjay!
Vadim IzgurVadim Izgur
03:33 07 Jul 19
My wife and I didn't know what to expect. We've never taken a cooking class like this before. Indian cooking may seem to many complicated, requiring a savvy understanding of masalas. However, Sanjay, by going through the history of the cuisine, boiling down variety of cooking styles to a small number, and guiding us through the cooking process, completely took the mystery out of the process.It was quite a fun, educational, and delicious experience. We no longer have apprehension in preparing new scrumptious Indian dishes that are now part of our repertoire. I would encourage others to book this cooking class. The instructor caters to your skill level, experience, tastes, and goals.Thank you, Sanjay!
Ben HolmesBen Holmes
01:14 15 Aug 18
I took the Intensive Private Cooking class with two friends. "Amazing" is the only word I can use to describe it. Sanjay is a great (& patient!) teacher, and it was an absolutely delightful & professional experience. The food was fantastic, and coupled with Sanjay's brief introduction to the history of India and the different cuisines, it was a night to remember. I'm very excited to try my hand at the recipes by myself! I can't recommend Indian Home Cooking highly enough.
Adrienne MooreAdrienne Moore
21:27 15 Jan 18
Sanjay is awesome. He taught me about the origin of Indian spices (cumin, coriander, garam masala, etc), their migration through the spice trade and their importance of these spices in Indian cooking - primarily to create harmony and balance in the body, it's medicinal (ayurvedic) purposes and how you build the spices in layers as you're cooking. We made Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, Dal Tadka, mint cilantro chutney, cumin basmati rice and lamb kadai.Everything was delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes again, build on them and continue to expand my knowledge of Indian cuisine.Thanks Sanjay!
Jesse ___________Jesse ___________
20:41 10 Dec 15
Great teacher! Showed me how the 6 tastes and the layering approach permeated many different cuisines from around India so now I'm, theoretically, ready to use original combinations of ingredients and it still comes out tasting like the real thing.Fun class, engaging instructor, very informative. I took it by myself and enjoyed it immensely.Jesse Greene