Discover the captivating flavors of Afghan cuisine with Ashak - delightful Afghan dumplings - in this immersive cooking class led by Kausar, who grew up in Karachi, where Afghan migrants settled and enriched the cultural landscape. From scratch, learn to craft tender dumpling wrappers and create a mouthwatering leek filling, perfectly complemented by a savory split lentil topping. Hone your knife skills, master dough preparation, and practice dumpling shaping techniques. Join us on this flavorful and skill-building journey to savor the essence of Afghan cuisine and become an Ashak expert!
About the instructor: Kausar is a chef, food stylist and cooking instructor with over 20 years of experience in South Asian culinary arts. She was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan where her mother taught her how to cook. She is the author of “The Karachi Kitchen”, a cookbook featuring classic and contemporary South Asian recipes from her childhood and motherhood. Kausar is best known for her work through Kitchen Craft, an organization she founded in 2009 that offers free nutrition and cooking workshops to women and youth in high-risk communities around Karachi, with the goal of promoting healthy eating and hygiene habits amongst impoverished families. The internationally-acclaimed entrepreneur has served as a chef, food stylist, cooking show producer and host, and culinary instructor in Pakistan and the United States.
- This is a hands-on format class for adults.
- Class information will be emailed 48 hours before class. Our emails can get caught in spam filters or blocked entirely, please contact us if you don't receive the class information.
- Cancellation Policy: Classes are nonrefundable. If you cannot attend, you can request a class credit or transfer to a different class up to 7 days prior to class or have someone attend in your place.
- Ashak (Dumplings)
- Dumpling wrappers from scratch
- Leek filling
- Split lentil topping
- Garlic yogurt with mint
Thursday, October 26, 6:00 - 8:30 pmRegister for class
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