Virtual Prawn Puri Class


In this virtual cookery class you will have a brief introduction to the herbs & spices specific to the menu of the day, as well as the history of the dish.

Then from the comfort of your own kitchen you will be led by a professional chef and food scientist  – Kumud Gandhi – founder of The Academy  on how to make a fabulous prawn curry, accompanied by puris bringing the two together as a fabulous starter or of course a main course.  Then to finish it off will we will also be making an onion and tomato salad a classic Indian kachumber.

In this interactive session with a LIVE demonstration, Kumud will lead you step by step and equip you with the essential skills and knowledge you can build on.  And as always, we will be providing lots of hints and tips to keep your entertained and fascinated.  After the cookery event you will then enjoy a meal with your family or friends.

Please note prices are per person/attendee and not per screen/household

Allergies and dietary requirements can also be catered for!


  • Prawn Curry (chicken & tofu can be substituted)
  • Puris
  • Classic Indian Kachumber Salad


  • Virtual Prawn Puri Class spices starter pack
  • Flat base karahi for frying
  • Whelan
  • Rolling board

You can find the spices starter pack here

You can find the equipment bundle here

Do you need both? You can get the spices starter pack and the equipment bundle here


  • 90 minutes

How it works

Before the class:

  • Check your email for a booking confirmation (please also check your junk folder)
  • A Zoom session invite with login credentials will be sent out 3 days before the class
  • We will send you an Ingredients list with your booking confirmation, we advise you purchase the ingredients 2 days prior to the class
  • We will also send out an equipment list with your booking confirmation

During the class:

  • Cook along with the chef and follow step by step instructions
  • We will stop at various points throughout the class to answer any questions you may have
  • Mix and mingle with other participants after the class for an end of session Q+A

If you need any specialist spices for the classes please do not hesitate to contact us, or look through our shop page where we will be able to send you the spices needed to recreate the recipes.


Is lunch provided in this class?
Yes, lunch is provided, if you have any special dietary requirement please make those known to us at the time of your booking.

Is there parking available on site?
Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge.

Is there anything I need to bring to the class?
Yes, you will need to bring some tupperware/plastic containers with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. This will also be highlighted in your booking confirmation letter. Everything else, including an apron will be provided.

Will I have my own cooker and cook my own recipes?
Yes, you will be cooking on your own hob and will be making the recipes individually tailored to your personal palate and preference.

Can I bring a spectator with me?
I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class.

If I purchase this cookery class can the recipient exchange it for another class of their preference?
Yes, vouchers can be exchange for other classes, if there is a short-fall in the value, they can pay the difference. If the voucher is for a greater amount they will be able to make purchases on the day to use up the full value of the voucher. Alternatively, you can purchase an open voucher that can be redeemed against any class of the equivalent value.

If I simply wish to buy a voucher how do I do this?
Vouchers can either be purchased on-line or over the phone.

What kind of vouchers can I buy?
You can either buy an open-dated voucher or a voucher for a specific class. Open-dated vouchers can be redeemed against any half day or one day classes offered by The Cooking Academy and are valid for up to 1 year. A dated voucher is valid for the class for which it has been bought although this can be changed if more than 28 days’ notice is given. Monetary value vouchers can also be purchased and used to contribute towards payment of any of our classes or against spices or utensils from The Spice Shop.

What happens when I buy a voucher as a gift?
You have the option of buying a downloadable voucher or a gift voucher. A downloadable voucher will need to be printed of by you at the time of purchase. The order generates a voucher serial number and if the voucher purchased is for an open dated voucher, the serial number will need to be used when booking onto a specific class. Alternatively we can send you or the recipient a voucher presented in a gift box at an additional cost of £4.00. This charge is levied at the check out process. When the recipient would like to redeem his/her gift voucher, they can either call us to book onto their chosen class or send us an email or alternastivey if the voucher has been purchased on line, they can redeem the voucher using the voucher code generated by the order.

What happens next when I buy a voucher for a specific class?
You will receive acknowledgment of your purchase followed by a booking confirmation from a The Cooking Academy during office hours. This will be emailed to the class attendee unless otherwise requested by you (in the event of a surprise) in which case the booking confirmation will be emailed to you directly. The booking confirmation will outline all the information requited to attend the class. Upon receipt of the booking confirmation you are requested to acknowledge the confirmation and respond by email where you will also list any allergies or food intolerances.

Can I upgrade a half day voucher to a full day?
Yes, the recipient of the voucher can upgrade a half day voucher to a full day voucher at a cost of £85.00.

How do I book onto a class with a gift experience voucher?
The Cooking Academy accepts a whole range of gift experience vouchers. To redeem your voucher you can call us on 01923-778880 or email us on cook@thecookingacademy.co.uk to book your chosen cookery class.

How long is a voucher valid for?
The Cooking Academy vouchers are valid for up to 12 months from the date of purchase. They can be extended for a further 3 months at a cost of £25.00 per voucher.

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Or buy an open dated voucher:

Can be used on any date, or perfect as a gift!

Or book by phone:

Call 01923 778880 for assistance or questions