Ten-second takeaway

At food consultant, cookery book author and culinary historian Bridget White Kumar’s cooking classes you will learn how to make Colonial Anglo Indian dishes.

History on a plate

Bridget conducts classes for small groups (one-on-one sessions can also be arranged) at her residence or even at yours where she teaches her speciality: Colonial-style Anglo Indian cuisine. This includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes such as curries, side and rice dishes, sweet treats meant for Christmas and other festivals, tea time snacks and savouries and baked dishes. Expect to learn dishes such as Railway Mutton Curry, Dak Bungalow Chicken, Mulligatawny Soup, Mint Coriander Mutton Chops, Vegetable Jalfrezie and Kedgeree with boiled eggs. Apart from cooking demos, Bridget also delves deep into the history and evolution of Anglo Indian cuisine and how a dish got its monicker.

A cook’s tour

Born in the mining township Kolar Gold Fields in Karnataka, Bridget traces her Anglo Indian ancestry to the British Portuguese and the Dutch. Four generations of her family have lived and worked in Kolar Gold Fields. While growing up, Bridget claims that her family was typical Anglo Indian in their food habits and her mother was an exceptional cook, from whom Bridget received her Anglo Indian culinary heritage and know how. The author of seven cookbooks, Bridget also consults with restaurants, clubs and hotels on Anglo Indian food and cooking.

Contact: +91 9845571254 or email bridgetkumar@yahoo.com

Price: INR 2,500 for a  three-hour Five Dish Hands On Cooking Class

Find Bridget White Kumar on Facebook here.

Check out Bridget’s blog here and her websites here and here.