East meets West - cooking course!

east meets west - cooking course Hamburg

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What awaits you in the cooking course - Eats meets West

The East Meets West series combines the best of both worlds. In this cooking class, Chef Natasha Celmi brings her Indian heritage and combines it with European cooking techniques and classics to create innovative modern dishes. The world has become so small and you will experience this through a medley of global flavors and tastes. 

Mediterranean salads come to life with a touch of fennel seeds and German brussel sprouts meet South Indian flavors of coconut, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Indian naan breads turn into delicious pizza bases and Italian pesto gets an Asian twist with fresh coriander. Enjoy vibrant vegetables and vegan proteins enriched with aromatic spices and Indian condiments while learning how to use them at home as well. You will also learn how to plate and present in style. Finish your meal with a delicate cardamom chai pannacotta which will leave your tastebuds dancing.

 The course will be in English and some translation can be done among the guests if required. 

However, food has no language and the course is very visual.

The menu

Roasted aubergine disks, curried yogurt, pomegranates


Spiced carrot & peanut dip

Tandoori tofu lettuce wraps

Chickpea, orange & arugula salad, date & fennel seed dressing

Pantossed brussel sprouts, mustard seeds, fried curry leaves

Hand rolled naan breads topped with coriander cashew pesto & roasted cherry tomatoes

Mushroom pilaf rice, balsamic caramelized oniona


Spinach kofta dumplings, tomato coconut gravy, garlic chilli oil


South Indian Potatoes 


Five Spice Stir Fried Pumpkin (seasonal) 


Black Lentil Curry


Spiced chai panna cotta

Please note that the dishes in the evening may vary depending on the season, availability and number of participants. The cooking class takes place in groups of 10-16 people. 

price pro person: € 85,-

Natasha Celmi - vegan chef Kurkuma Kochschule

Natasha Celmi

Natasha is an Indian chef, food writer and food stylist who lives between India, Italy and Hamburg. She has been conducting cooking classes in India and Singapore for many years and is now here at Kurkuma Kochschule.

Her unique culinary style combines traditional eastern spices and flavor elements with popular western dishes. Natasha has an active online presence teaching cooking via YouTube, Instagram and her food blog. Her award winning cookbook on global vegetarian cooking – Fast Fresh Flavorful has been very successful.