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South Indian Bread Making, Curries and Accompaniments

August 30


The Cooking School at the Essential Ingredient Surry Hills
146 Foveaux Street
Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010 Australia
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South Indian Bread Making, Curries and Accompaniments

This course covers 3 different types of flatbreads traditionally served for breakfast in South India. Each student will produce a batch of all 3 different types of bread and then Kumar will demonstrate 3 stunning accompaniments.

Enjoy a lazy Sunday late breakfast of this feast that you have prepared served with a tall glass of Sri Lankan iced tea or an icy cold beer if you prefer!

Bread Making- Each student to make a batch of each variety

Paratha Made with Atta whole wheat flour, this pan-fried flatbread is crispy and flaky

Dosa A traditional rice pancake made with a fermented batter

Roti Also known as Chapati made with Atta whole wheat flour

Accompaniments- Kumar will demonstrate

Fish Curry

Sambhar Vegetable and Lentil Stew

Coconut Chutney

Measures in place with COVID Restrictions

Your safety comes first, our COVID Safety Plan will be presented to each attendee upon arrival. Please contact us if you would like to have a copy in advance.

– Reduced class size to accommodate 1.5 Metre distancing

– Stringent hygiene measures in place

– Class credit to those who are not well enough to attend

– New class format with less teamwork and more individual tasks


To do list!

– Wear closed toed shoes (no 6-inch heels ladies!)

– Please tie back long hair

– Arrive early as the class will start on time (there’s a lot to fit in!)

– Save the environment and bring a container in case of leftovers

About Kumar

We were first introduced to Kumar Pereira’s lovely, humorous nature when he was a contestant on MasterChef Australia series 3, in 2011 as well as MasterChef All-stars 2012.

Kumar was born in Sri Lanka and has lived in England, Hong Kong and now in Sydney since 1988. His food is influenced by the four countries he has lived in, particularly, his native home Sri Lanka.

Kumar is passionate about healthy cooking with homegrown seasonal produce and taking a modern slant on traditional Sri Lankan cooking.





St Margaret’s Car Park at 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills is a great option for parking with 80 spaces available and a 5-minute walk from the Cooking School. Casual parking rates after 5pm are $4/hour.



Booking Conditions:

  • Cancellations are non-refundable.
  • A change in personal circumstances does not entitle a ticket holder to return or exchange a ticket.
  • All bookings are confirmed on receipt of full payment and if a seat is available.
  • Reservations may be transferred to other classes with 30 days notice.
  • If you are unable to attend a reserved booking, you are welcome to send someone else in your place.
  • Reservations for classes and events close 30 minutes prior to the start time.
  • All classes and events require closed-in shoes.
  • The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class. Every effort is made to contact and accommodate guests in the event of alterations or cancellations. If a class is cancelled or moved to a date and/or time you are unavailable, you are entitled to a full refund.
  • Please inform staff of any dietary requirements whilst making a booking, we will attempt to accommodate you to the best of our abilities. Please contact us on 02 9555 8300.

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