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Bibi's Cookery Classes

Learn to cook authentic Indian curries, starters, snacks and desserts in Ely- or in your own kitchen!

Choose from a set class or simply let us know what you'd like to learn to cook and we'll come and show you how!

Expert 1-to-1 tuition, to Couples Classes, or full and half day courses.The Chef

Or how about a Cooking Party for something more informal? - Get a group of friends together, and you will have the lovely 3 course meal you all learnt to cook to enjoy together at the end !

FULL and HALF day courses are also perfect if you are having friends round in the evening, want to cook a 3 course meal for 4? we can teach you!

Indian Cookery Courses

  • Indian Cooking for Beginners

    Learn to make an authentic Indian curry of your choice from scratch + veg/lentil dish and pilau rice (*Advanced class available)

    Course fee: £69.00 for 1 student (if you want to cook with friends the cost is £30 extra per person)

    Duration: 2.5 hours

  • Intensive Indian Cooking Course

    A series of cooking classes (2.5 hours each), to run either weekly or at a time to suit you. Can be tailored to beginners or more experienced cooks. Build up a repertoire of dishes.

    Course fee: £125 for 5 hours or £230 for 10 hours (if you want to cook with friends the cost is £30 extra per person)

    Duration: 2x 2.5 hours or 4x 2.5 hours

  • Indian Cookery Day Class

    This course is perfect for mastering more complicated dishes like Biriyani and lengthy stewed dishes, breads, or just a wide range of dishes. Gain more in depth knowledge with 1 to 1 guidance. Please contact to discuss your specific requirements

    Course fee: £169 (if you want to cook with friends the cost is £30 extra per person)

    Duration: 6.5 hours

  • Indian Cooking Parties

    Bibi's Indian Cooking Evenings are a fun informal way to learn the skills involved in Indian cooking with friends (and share the cost!) and get to enjoy a lovely 3 + course meal together at the end.

    You can have as many people take part as your kitchen can hold and everybody gets involved in the prep and cooking- (although some might prefer to just stand back and watch and that's fine!)

    Course fee: £139

    Duration: 3.5 hours

About Indian Cookery

Indian Food encompasses a vast region with a huge variety of food and cooking styles but once you have learnt the basics the possiblities are endless! We can teach you the secrets to making authentic Indian curries, breads, rice and the many other dishes.

Choose from a variey of set classes (see above), but the dishes you learn cook is completely up to you; perhaps you have eaten something in a restaurant and would like to recreate it?

Frugal Cookery Courses

  • Frugal Cooking for Beginners

    The beginners classes are tailored to the needs of the individual group. Although we have guideline suggestion week by week lesson plans, following discussion with the participants this can be tweaked and modified accordingly. This is very important as we do want people to have the desire to recreate the recipes at home! Although we find a hated ingredient can often suddenly become quite innoffensive when we have shown the class a new way to use it!

    All recipes are tasty, wholesome and cooked completely from scratch and cost beween 50p and £1 per portion (or under!)

    Courses are available in weekly sessions, with the last session giving participants a chance to show what they have learnt in a ´Ready Steady Cook' type challenge. We bring along the contents of a typical end-of-the-week fridge/larder, so it is also a lesson in using and recycling leftovers into delicious meals. Reducing food waste is a key part of our teaching.

    Course fee: £155 for a group of up to 6 delegates (for larger groups the cost is £15 extra per person)

    Duration: 6x 2 hours

  • Frugal Cookery Day Class

    The day course is similar to our beginners course and covers a 3 course menu. The course can be tailored to your needs. Please contact us for more info to discuss your requirements.

    Course fee: £80 for a group of up to 6 delegates (for larger groups the cost is £10 extra per person)

    Duration: 6.5 hours

About Frugal Cookery

Providing essential cookery skills and food education to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in the community

The Recipes

Students will each receive printouts of the recipes, which will be simplified as far as possible, and no specialist equipment like mixers, food processors, or even measuring scales will be required.Ingredients will be mainly store cupboard and fridge basics and all measurements will be in ordinary mugs, or a mesuring jug.

The following are examples of food from recent courses:

  • Chicken & Mushroom Korma (80p per portion)
  • Macaroni Cheese & Salsa (40p per portion)
  • Spanish style Vegetable/Bean Stew (45p per portion)
  • ´Odds n ends´ Veg Paella (45p per portion)
  • Onion/veg Bhajiś + dips (or chicken/fish -makes a little go a long way!) (20p)
  • Fresh ´1 hour rise´ dough italian pizza (60p)
  • Spicy Vegetable Soup with Cheese Scone (50p)
  • Fruit bowl muffins (great for using up any fruit!) (25p)

Mediterannean Cookery Courses

  • Mediterannean Cooking

    Learn the secrets of fresh mediteranean style food - from freshly baked glistening foccacia bread, to pasta dishes bursting with fresh herbs and flavour, to the wonder of an array of greek tapas, to homemade houmus and tabouleh and any thing else you fancy!

    Get in touch to book and with your ideas about the dishes you'd like to learn.

    Course fee: £69 for 1 student (if you want to cook with friends the cost is £30 extra per person)

    Duration: 2.5 hours

Gluten Free Cookery Courses

  • Gluten Free Cooking

    Custom made course, if you are gluten free and need more ideas of things to eat we can design a course just for you ! Please contact to discuss.

    Course fee: £69 for 1 student (if you want to cook with friends the cost is £30 extra per person)

    Duration: 2.5 hours

Vegan and Vegetarian Cookery Courses

  • Vegan/ Vegetarian Cookery Course

    Indian cooking is perfect for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free diets

    The possibilities of what we can learn to cook on this course are every bit as varied as meat eaters choices.

    We can make veg versions of most dishes (and many are vegan/veggie already eg: Lentil curry with pakora's and dips.

    Please get in touch to discuss!

    Course fee: £69 for 1 student (if you want to cook with friends the cost is £30 extra per person)

    Duration: 2.5 hours

  • Vegan/ Vegetarian Cooking Party

    Our cooking evenings are a fun informal way to learn the skills involved in vegetarian cooking with friends (and share the cost!) and get to enjoy a lovely 3 + course meal together at the end.

    You can have as many people take part as your kitchen can hold and everybody gets involved in the prep and cooking- (although some might prefer to just stand back and watch and that's fine!)

    Course fee: £139

    Duration: 3.5 hours

Ayurvedic Cookery Courses

  • Ayurvedic Cooking

    Custom made course, if you are interested in ayurvedic cooking and need more ideas of things to eat we can design a course just for you ! Please contact to discuss.

    Course fee: £69 for 1 student (if you want to cook with friends the cost is £30 extra per person)

    Duration: 2.5 hours

Cakes and Bakes Courses

  • Cakes and Bakes

    Custom made course, if you are interested in making cakes and baking bread or need more ideas of things to bake then we can design a course just for you ! Please contact to discuss.

    Course fee: £69 for 1 student (if you want to cook with friends the cost is £30 extra per person)

    Duration: 2.5 hours

Jams and Pickles Courses

  • Jams and Pickles

    Custom made course, if you are interested in making jams and pickles or need more ideas then we can design a course just for you ! Please contact to discuss.

    Course fee: £69 for 1 student (if you want to cook with friends the cost is £30 extra per person)

    Duration: 2.5 hours

Get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

Aasia Bibi t/a Bibi's Cookery Classes

45 Wissey Way, Ely CB6 2WN 07476364458 cambridgecookery@gmail.com