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Route to India

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Learn how to create everything from crispy dosas to creamy paneer at this Soma cooking academy—where classes always end in an authentic feast.

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One Cooking Class

$150 $90 40% off

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  • One three-hour cooking class of your choice (options include Introduction to Ayurveda Cooking, Delectable Dosas, Indian fusion, All About Indian Cheese: Paneer, Spicing it Up, and Gems and Jewels of an Indian Kitchen: All About Lentils and Legumes)

What we love

  • Learn the art of flavorful Indian cuisine with former professional chef Nalini Mehta, who learned how to cook from her own mother.
  • Mehta offers a variety of three-hour classes are her Soma cooking academy, including an introduction to nourishing Ayurvedic cooking, which features balanced meals that combine six tastes: sour, salty, astringent, bitter and pungent.
  • Mehta explains, “Here cooking is like meditation, in motion. We engage all our senses and bring forth food inspired by ancient techniques for the modern appetite.”
  • One of the most popular classes is how to make the perfect crispy dosa, which will easily turn into a household staple for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner.
  • There’s also an Indian paneer class, an Indian Fusion class (featuring broccoli croquettes and spicy baked sweet potatoe fries), Spicing It Up (with aloo gobi and spiced rice pilaf) and Gems & Jewels of an Indian Kitchen (all about lentils and legumes).

What to know

  • Redeem by: Monday, September 23, 2013
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • This offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Classes will be available starting June 5, 2013
  • Offer is subject to availability; please book well in advance of desired dates
  • Limit one per member; multiple packages may be purchased as gifts
  • Valid for the months of April, June and July
  • Gratuity is not included; we recommend tipping on the full retail value of service(s)
  • Tax is not included in this price and will be charged upon redemption
  • 24-hour cancellation policy applies or voucher will be forfeited
  • Promotional value expires on September 23, 2013. Paid value expires five years from date of purchase, longer if provided by law


16 Jessie St., Soma Cooking Loft #205
San Francisco , CA 94105

About Route to India

As a child, Nalini Mehta loved spending time watching her mother prepare savory family meals with all the flavor of traditional Indian cooking. Today in San Francisco, Mehta teaches eager students those same time-tested techniques at her cooking academy, Route to India. Specializing in Ayurvedic cooking and holistic living, Mehta, a vegetarian, sees food and the art of cooking as a nurturing experience for the mind, body and soul. She deftly leads her students through the intricacies of various dishes, from crispy dosas and versatile paneer cheese to the perfect Basmati rice. Each three-hour class is held in Soma, and followed by a communal tasting of the authentic results.

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