Banu's Cooking Course
Those who venture to the various farmer's markets around Auckland will likely have come across Banu and her chilli oils, spices and chutneys. Two years ago, we were searching around for a farmers market to launch Roti Bros and discovered Banu and her incredible products. She explained she had a cooking class. After being postponed twice, thanks to various lockdowns, we finally took some of the team to Banu's Indian Cooking Class.
Held at her home in Te Atatu, Banu and her husband Siddarth uphold the ancient Hindu belief "Atithi Devo Bhava", which means "guests are equivalent to God". We were welcomed and treated to a four-hour experience like no other. The class was a mix of listening and learning as well as doing. Banu gave us a glimpse into an Indian home, culture, tradition, hospitality, sumptuous food, and heartwarming stories from India and what led her to Aotearoa, NZ.
When the evening was coming to a close, Banu asked the group what we enjoyed and one thing she could improve on. We collectively agreed there's not a thing to change – Banu is a great teacher; she's passionate but isn't afraid to have a laugh. Her energy is infectious.
You can book here.