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Cooking

What we have done so far:

TERM 1

05.02.2015
Introduction to the cooking elective. Students participating: Anjali, Bimala, Dhananjaya, Lakshma, Tulasi
Setting the rules and expectations. Students expressing what they would like to learn from the course. 

06.02.2015
First cooking class. Although there were no utensils, students were successful in making their first simply wonderful sweets, following mother Yamuna's recipe. Students made coconut and hazelnut sweets. The sweets were offered to Lord Jagannath and distributed to all secondary school students. 

13.02.2015
Second cooking class. Students were shown how to make marinated tofu, paratas, and potato+bean subji. These were then all used in making fresh, home-made burritos. We used green salad and avocados in it too. 

27.02.2015
Third cooking class. Students were asked to make paratha dough. They were then shown how to make alu-parathas (parathas stuffed with mashed potatoes) and a simple potato-carrot-pea subji. 

13.03.2015
Students made a full lunch today, yoghurt rice, subji and chapatis. They enjoyed it very much. 

20.03.2015
Students cooked with Dhriti. They made lasagna and apple crumble.

27.03.2015
Students had their cooking assignment where they all had to cook something on their own. They were assessed on: recipe, preparation, cooking, taste and serving style. 

TERM 2:
In the Cooking Elective, students engaged in studying Nutrition and Health. We explored the various nutritional components and discussed many health and food related aspects important in our lives as devotees. We also looked at some valuable arguments and reasons for being vegetarians and vegans. It was remarkable to see the boost in confidence and skills the students demonstrated in the practical aspect of the elective, when it was their turn to actually cook. Some of the preparation the students have engaged in making are puris, sushi, tomato rice, various chutneys, Ekadashi patties, koftas, halava and the highlight was cooking their own hand-made fettuccini pasta. But more than just learning to cook, the students have shared their creations with all of their secondary school peers, turning Friday afternoons into small feasts of taste and fun. 
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Syama Sakhi devi dasi,
Mar 16, 2015, 4:14 PM
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Syama Sakhi devi dasi,
Mar 16, 2015, 4:14 PM
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Syama Sakhi devi dasi,
Mar 16, 2015, 4:14 PM
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Syama Sakhi devi dasi,
Mar 16, 2015, 4:14 PM
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