Make Indian Paneer Cheese

Learn how to make fresh paneer cheese in this beginner-friendly Indian cooking class.



4.8 (6)

2.5 hours Class size 6 to 25     label $139

Learning how to cook Indian food from scratch may seem challenging, but it's not as hard as it seems. Especially when it comes to making fresh paneer cheese. In this class, you will learn the recipe and techniques to getting soft, savory paneer right every time.

Your guide is an expert in Indian cuisine who will take you step-by-step through the process of making this popular ingredient. Learn to combine ingredients, separate the curds and whey, and form a cheese block. During this online cooking class, you won't just be making cheese. You'll also learn how to use it in a delicious homemade curry (mutter paneer) paired with cumin-infused basmati rice. All the ingredients you need to get will be sent to you in a supply list before class.

Impress at your next dinner party, or bring along your friends and family so they can try making this Indian classic too. It's ideal for a birthday party, a team-building event, or if you're just looking for fun things to do in the Bay Area with loved ones.

Get together and bond over a fun night of getting your hands dirty in the kitchen. By the end of this experience, you'll be saying cheese, please!

Paneer menu:

  • Homemade paneer cheese
  • Mutter Paneer (Paneer in curry with peas)
  • Jeera Chawal (Basmati rice with cumin)

Knowledge required
What to bring
All ingredients - the chef will provide a materials list.
Your teacher

4.8 (6)

Hi Foodie and Cooking Lovers! My name is Chef Teena Arora. My parents immigrated from India to the States when I was a toddler.  My upbringing was spent in the kitchen at my family owned and operated Steakhouse, American roadside, and Indian restaurants in the Midwest from the mid-70s thru the early 90s. I've been a Chef & Culinary Instructor for 20+ years in Silicon Valley, CA passionately spreading my culinary magic to Fortune 100 companies like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, IBM & innumerable others. I've delighted cooking aficionados at Whole Foods Cooking School, Stanford & thousands of private clients. 
But my long story short, my brand "Currysutra" was not conceived until the mid 90s. I have dedicated myself to sharing my knowledge & obsession of plant based foods, and the medicinal benefits of Indian spices. I am also crazy about mindful, healthy & intrigued with Ayurvedic cooking.

When I’m not in the kitchen, I enjoy  boot-camp, cycling and yoga, globetrotting, watching The Ellen Degeneres Show, music concerts, dining out, entertaining, and spending time with family & friends.

In 2016, I embarked on a new adventure. In partnership with a high-end family-owned Appliance Store, I began to offer an exquisite, one-of-a-kind culinary program named, Explore Culinary Arts with infinite passion, love, and warmth. We teach Indian, Italian, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, plus pastry workshops combined with corporate team building.  We sure had a ton of fun, so many fond memories and repeat clients! It was four years in the making, like-minded passionate, trained, and talented chefs alongside myself were front & center in this unique culinary experience until last March 2020 when our world changed and paused our cooking events due to Covid-19. My team (my staff is amazing!) and I had to close our operation due to SIP orders. Now, we face a challenge of social distancing in the kitchen. So, that left me with one choice, do I let the coronavirus infect my passion and desire to teach cooking or do I pivot my business as my trusted wise friend told me, and find “new cheese”? That is exactly what I intended to do. So, I am happy to announce that until we can resume some sort of normalcy, we began to offer online cooking classes as of June 1, 2020! And, more recently as of this year, July 1 we are back in business offering in-person experiences!!! My heart is full once again, well it's on it's way:-)
So with that said, consider this a personal invitation to come cook & learn with me in my cozy kitchen!  We will have a great time with food, laughter & merriment.
I encourage and invite you all to gather, create and taste what sets my chef team apart in the industry. Enjoy an educational, intimate, relaxed, and delicious experience! Inquire about our corporate team building, public cooking classes, special occasion events (birthdays, girl’s happy hour, taco Tuesday, etc.), including kid’s summer culinary camps.
I’d love to make meals and memories in the kitchen and cook together! So, for the love of curry, are you ready to learn & let your inner Indian out? 
Oh, and do consider following me on Instagram @ currysutra & see you soon!    
Chef Teena~

More about this class

This teacher has 6 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

This class is also covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

2022-09-30 15:00:00
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