Learn how to spice up your life!

PUBLISHED: 12:06 04 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:09 04 January 2013

Denleys cookery school

Denleys cookery school

Archant

Does the aroma of curry as you enter Denley’s Essence of India in Topsham send you into seventh heaven?

Does the aroma of curry as you enter Denley’s Essence of India in Topsham send you into seventh heaven?

Do you stand awestruck at the huge array of colourful dishes and flavours regularly presented to customers?

And do you dream that one day you too will be able to create such deliciously aromatic and spicy Indian meals of your own?

If so, then wonder no more. Because with Denley’s Curry School your dreams could become a reality!

The course will help you learn how to create a curry sauce that can then be transformed into numerous dishes. And you’ll discover the huge variety of spices, meats and vegetables used to cook them.

For just £99, you’ll not only learn to cook a delicious curry meal to take home with you, but you’ll also be served one for lunch.

The course will cover specific preparation techniques, such as how to slice an onion and the importance of choosing the correct variety, the significance of marinating meat for different curry dishes, and the intricate formulas associated with mixing Indian spices.

Confirmed foodie Helen Griffin has already tried some of Denley’s expert tuition. She said: “I learned how to make the basic curry sauce, which is the basis for all curries. Depending on the dish ordered, the relevant spices are added to it. We made tamarind chicken, pilau rice and onion bhajis with various relishes.

“I usually have a problem cooking rice where the grains don’t separate – but with their guidance I managed to cook the perfect rice.

“They went through the various spices and their characteristics – ie Tamarind is sour, so we included jaggery in the tamarind chicken to counteract the sourness.

“And they talked me through the various flours and what they are used for, such as chickpea flour being used to make the bhajis.

“At the end, all the dishes were beautifully presented and they were delicious.”

Suitable for anybody interested in Indian cookery, from business people, yummy mummies and dads to team-building events and hen/stag nights, Denley’s Curry School will open in the new year on January 23 and will run every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in their very own, intimate VIP room from 10am to 4pm.

Taking a maximum of five per booking, the VIP room kitchen will enable all students to work on the practicalities of curry-making with personal tuition from Denley’s highly trained chefs.

For more detailed information on their cooking classes, where and when they will take place and how to book and pay, call Denley’s Essence of India on 01392 875675/876065.

Win a place at the new curry school ... and then come back and cook for 10 of your friends in the restaurant’s new VIP room!

Jamil Miah, the owner of Denley’s Essence of India in Topsham, has teamed up with the Exmouth Journal to give readers the chance to win a very special experience.

Not only is Jamil offering one lucky reader the chance to attend his new one-day cookery course for free, but once you have learnt the art of authentic Indian cuisine, you will then be given the chance to bring 10 of your friends to Denley’s exclusive VIP room where you will throw your very own private dinner party!

A chef will help you prepare the delicious meal for your friends, and your private waiter will be on hand to make sure the evening runs smoothly.

To win this amazing prize, worth over £300, please answer the following question:

What kind of flour is used to make onion bhajis?

a) Self-raising flour, b) Chickpea flour, c) Plain flour, d) All spice flour.

For a chance to win, just email your answer to: dave.somerton-rees@archant.co.uk by 11am on Monday, January 14, with your name and address.

More from Sidmouth Herald

Yesterday, 18:17

Latest: *50 members of public dial 999 *High winds spread flames *Woodbury Park Hotel evacuated *One firefighter taken to hospital

Read more
Yesterday, 20:39

Pictures and videos of the blaze at Woodbury Common which can be seen from miles from the scene

Read more
Yesterday, 15:24

Public urged to stay away as road is closed and smoke can be seen from miles around.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:24

Sidmouth Chiefs ended their Tribute Western Counties campaign with a 16-9 Blackmore success against visiting Burnham-on-sea.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40

St John’s School pupils dressed in blue and took a dip in the pool to raise money for two worthy charities on World Water Day.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:35

Seaton Cricket Club has significantly strengthened their batting with the signing of Matt Hewer from Sidmouth.

Read more
Saturday, April 22, 2017

A teacher is leading a sponsored walk from Newton Poppleford to thank a charity for its support after he suffered a heart attack.

Read more
Saturday, April 22, 2017

St George battled a dragon but the variety in The Byes this Sunday (April 23) will be altogether friendlier bunch.

Read more
Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Sidmouth College pupil is gearing up for a four-week volunteering mission in South America.

Read more
Friday, April 21, 2017

A woman who has worked ‘tirelessly’ for Ottery for more than a decade has been named the town’s Citizen of the Year.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:17

Latest: *50 members of public dial 999 *High winds spread flames *Woodbury Park Hotel evacuated *One firefighter taken to hospital

Read more
Yesterday, 20:39

Pictures and videos of the blaze at Woodbury Common which can be seen from miles from the scene

Read more
Yesterday, 15:24

Public urged to stay away as road is closed and smoke can be seen from miles around.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:24

Sidmouth Chiefs ended their Tribute Western Counties campaign with a 16-9 Blackmore success against visiting Burnham-on-sea.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40

St John’s School pupils dressed in blue and took a dip in the pool to raise money for two worthy charities on World Water Day.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:35

Seaton Cricket Club has significantly strengthened their batting with the signing of Matt Hewer from Sidmouth.

Read more
Saturday, April 22, 2017

A teacher is leading a sponsored walk from Newton Poppleford to thank a charity for its support after he suffered a heart attack.

Read more
Saturday, April 22, 2017

St George battled a dragon but the variety in The Byes this Sunday (April 23) will be altogether friendlier bunch.

Read more
Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Sidmouth College pupil is gearing up for a four-week volunteering mission in South America.

Read more
Friday, April 21, 2017

A woman who has worked ‘tirelessly’ for Ottery for more than a decade has been named the town’s Citizen of the Year.

Read more
Friday, April 21, 2017

World renowned Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is returning to Powderham Castle, near Exeter, this summer for a classical music extravaganza with spectacular fireworks.

Read more
Friday, April 21, 2017

Competitors of all ages and abilities will be battling the ocean – and each other – in races in Sidmouth this June.

Read more
Friday, April 21, 2017

A businesswoman is urging revelers to be vigilant after two of her friends reportedly had their drinks ‘spiked’ over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Read more
Friday, April 21, 2017

Sidmouth Musical Theatre has been presenting 42nd Street to packed and enthusiastic houses at the Manor Pavilion Theatre.

Read more
Friday, April 21, 2017

Fire fighters were called to an Ottery St Mary home after reports of a blaze in a kitchen yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

Read more
Friday, April 21, 2017

John Hounsell will skydive in aid of Force on June 4 at Dunkeswell and has raised more than £3,000.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The River Cottage Spring Food Fair, is set to be a hit with adults and children alike.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Sidmouth man has been inspired to walk 500 miles for Parkinson’s UK after a close friend was diagnosed with the condition.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

An independent candidate is ‘seriously considering’ running in June’s General Election but only if she can secure an ‘army’ of helpers.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

One of East Devon’s longest-serving parish clerks has retired after 25 years.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

A popular Sidmouth hotelier has been remembered for his generous nature, work ethic and positive attitude.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

I would like to thank the incredibly generous audiences which attended All Saints Church to raise an astounding £2,224 for two local charities, Sid Valley Admiral Nurse and Charlotte Reid’s efforts for Brain Tumour Research.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

A member of the team at Beer-based model railway firm Pecorama is hoping to turn in an express performance at the London Marathon.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ottery St Mary petanque team continued their superb start to the season with a third successive Devon League victory courtesy of a 3-2 win at Honiton, writes Dave West.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

You can always tell when a season is coming to a close - or beginning - and the 2016/17 Indoor season was no exception, when it held its annual closing event the ladies versus the gents match, played at the club on Easter Monday, writes Susie Bonnell.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sidmouth Croquet Federation team won their first league match of the season, defeating Nailsea 4-3, writes Richard Thurlow.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sidmouth Town completed a South West Peninsula League Eastern Division double with an Easter 5-2 success over Budleigh Salterton at their Greenway Lane home.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Did you know that just about anybody can learn to fish? Fishing really is a four-season leisure pastime, and one of its joys is that in each season there are different and exciting fish to catch.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sidmouth Running Club enjoyed a superb past 12 months.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

People are being warned to beware of fake trading standards officers making house calls.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 4°C

Most read

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications