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Classic Indian by Nirmala's Kitchen Cooking School at the Farmstead

  • 690 New Paltz Road Highland, NY, 12528 United States (map)

The bounty of the Hudson Valley brings an array of produce such as kale, eggplants, potatoes, tomatoes, chillies, squash and shelling beans, to name a few. We will be making classical Indian dishes using spices and spice blends along with local ingredients to create simple and easy favorites.

This is a three-hour hands-on cooking class.


Join us at the farm in our state-of-the-art kitchen, for classes that will transform your home cooking. Our school at the farm offers:
- Hands-on learning with Nirmala and her expert teachers and peers
- Transformative flavor combinations of spices, techniques and local CSA produce to nurture the whole body.
- Practical, relevant lifestyle skills

At the farm school, there are no hard-to-find ingredients, strange cookware, but all your meals cooked will deliver big flavors.


Nirmala’s Kitchen is a leading specialty spice manufacturer headquartered in New York’s Hudson Valley and founded in 2003 by Nirmala Narine. She has travelled to over 167 countries working with local farmers in search of unique spices, studying their flavors and combining her extensive Ayurvedic knowledge to create spice blends that fuse cultures through food.

Today, Nirmala’s farm is truly a destination, once a working dairy ranch and vibrant rodeo from the 1800s through the 1960s. Five decades later, she has reincarnated the farm to the art of whole living; an Agro-ecology destination, Spice Shop, Apiary, a hands-on learning Cooking School, Spice Suppers, and an Ayurvedic holistic wellness center, focusing on transcendental yoga meditation.

Nirmala is a sought after speaker and consultant on global trends, flavor, and fragrance. She is the author of a YA novel, Ellishiva Cinnamon, and multiple travel-memoir cookbooks, the television host and executive producer of Nirmala’s Spice World (ZLiving Network), and the founder of Nirmala Global Village, a foundation dedicated to empowering orphans around the world.

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