Students learned how to cook chicken biriyani during the Sitka Kitch’s Cooking Around The World class Indian Cooking With Mohan Raj Arul on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the new Sitka Kitch location in the Sitka Lutheran Church. This class was originally scheduled for Jan. 15, but was postponed after Mohan had to return to India after a death in the family.
Biriyani — which Mohan said is the spelling in southern India, while biryani is the spelling in northern India and Pakistan — is a popular dish featuring chicken, lamb or vegetables mixed with spices and basmati rice.
The Sitka Kitch has a few upcoming events on its schedule. They include (clicking on the date takes you to the registration pages for the classes, clicking the other link takes you to the story on this website):
- 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12 — SEARHC health educators Holly Marban and Heleena van Veen host a free demo about making healthy plant-based sauces to liven up meals as part of National Nutrition Month, cost $0 (free).
- 6-8:30 p.m., Friday, March 22 — SEARHC physician Dr. Supriya Mathur teaches an Indian cooking class where she will teach students how to make chicken curry and a side dish or two, cost $40.
- 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 — SEARHC dietitian Katie Carroll teaches a class about the Mediterranean diet for National Nutrition Month, cost $40.
A slideshow of images from the Indian cooking class is posted below.