Following are the testimonials from past students of vegetarian cooking at The Veggie Kitchen.
Jyoti's cooking classes have been great, she is so patient to explain and teach the various methods for the different dishes that we make every week. I always look forward to what is on the menu each week (even my family wait for me to come home with the new goodies I have made in class!). There is so much variety in the classes, and having finished the beginner's course I have discovered so many new recipes, methods and ingredients which i will definitely use in the future. The ingredients are all fresh which is even better-especially for healthy eating. Thanks so much for the fun classes, the course flew by!
We really enjoyed our private lesson with Jyoti, learning how to make two Indian dishes and chapatis and one Thai dish as well. Jyoti is a patient and kind teacher and we felt very welcome in her home. We discovered lots of new ingredients and how to use them properly. We sampled all three of our dishes once we'd made them - all were fantastic and there was plenty more to bring home for the family at the end of the day. Thanks Jyoti - we really enjoyed our day.
Simon and Darina 21/10/2017
Thank you so much, Jyoti, for such an enjoyable and informative evening. I learnt so much and feel confident to try some recipes at home. It was really useful to learn where to buy the ingredients and how to prepare and store in bulk. Can't believe I actually made samosas. Now can't wait till my next class!
Danielle Mercey 19/09/2017
Delightful vegetarian cooking & company!
I coincidentally came across Jyotiben's cookery classes after attending a mithai making (indian sweets) class with some friends - we loved it!! The recipes were simple but delicious, the company was great, and Jyotiben makes it feel so homely.
It truly feels like you're learning to cook at home.
I've since attended several of her classes, and it continually amazes me that Jyotiben can put together simple yet innovative, easy to replicate and tasty vegetarian meals. Give it a go, the lessons are reasonable, and nothing beats making your own, healthy, vegetarian food!
I cannot thank Jyoti Auntie enough for teaching me a few culinary skills in the kitchen. Her recipes and techniques are different which makes cooking fun, adventurous and easy to follow. Her style of teaching is lovely, she's patient and her food... well it's one of the best I've tasted. I cannot thank Jyoti Auntie enough for teaching me a few handy dishes, it's going down well with the family!
I have done various classes with Jyotiben and thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
The recipes are easy to follow and we are able to purchase all the utensils and the unusual ingredients from her should we need to
the atmosphere in the class is very relaxed and we all get a chance to join in on making the actual items
Additionally we are able to taste the end product too
Jyotiben has a very professional and relaxed style of teaching and makes us feel very much at ease
The classes are really good value for money and I have benefited hugely from them
Having attended several of Jyoti's classes I can confidently say they are well taught informative and interactive. Her recipes are easy to follow with ingredients that are readily available.
Jyoti is a fabulous teacher and was the person who inspired me to take my cooking passion one step further and start my own business in creating and developing my own version of Indian inspired fusion sweets
Her classes are well suited for all levels from beginners to advanced!
Seema Dhanak 15/03/2017
What a wonderful eggless baking class you gave Jyoti. I was a little sceptical of learning at "home" but I was pleasantly surprised how you have managed to organise the facility to such high standards and that too for teaching purposes. Your snacks over tea break were delicious – thank you!
With all the variety of cakes you taught; the marble cake was my favourite. the hints, tips and tricks you provided were extremely useful. You are calm, patient and professional - all valuable traits as a teacher. Thank you for your patience with me – and I look forward to attending more classes with you in the future.
Thank you so much. Gurjeet Lee 13/09/2016
She's a fabulous teacher and I have gained a lot from her, most of all my confidence. My cooking skills were practically zero and a friend introduced me to Jyotiben. I can honestly say she has been an angel sent from heaven - she taught me from basics just like my mum did but at that time I never took any interest, and then the time came when I really needed to know but I had already lost my mum.
Jyotiben's classes have been fun, full of laughter with a great bunch of people with skills at all levels and its been more of a social gathering with lovely food to eat the end of it all, rather than attending a "class".
In one word - It's been a joy! She's great!! Gita Rajani
Jyoti's classes are truly inspirational from the beginning to the end thanks to her fantastic "on-hands" teaching methods. Her classes are fun as well as educational. Jyoti has 'opened' my eyes to how food flavours and quantities should be combined to the best effect. Jyoti has inspired me so much that I feel very confident in experimenting with various flavour combinations. Cooking used to be a "chore" but since I have been attending Jyoti's classes cooking has now become a pleasure and all my family members enjoy the culinary delights I prepare using Jyoti's recipes. Jyoti is not only a teacher but a good friend too on whom I can rely on when I need any advise or if a recipe requires "tweaking".Jyoti you are a superstar! Priti Bodani
For those who work full time it is often difficult to find the time to learn to cook - or at least to practise regularly. This class was a great way to learn new things every week - and also a lot of fun! Jyoti Auntie taught us a variety of recipes such that I can now make impressive food for a dinner party as well as whip up something in 10 minutes. She demonstrates all the recipes - giving you lots of tips and tricks along the way. I never thought the day would come when my Mum would ask me to make something when people were coming round - but she loves my rasmalai and khandvi (and they are so easy to make!) In short, thoroughly recommended. Rupal, London WC2
Jyotiben's class is outstanding. Her cooking techniques really simplify the vigorous and complications of Indian cooking. Her recipes are excellent and easy to make at home. Highly recommended. Nilesh Undavia
I loved the "hands-on" way of learning how to make these wonderful recipes. It's great to have the papers to take home." "Most informative and pleasant. Jyoti your knowledge is impressive. Ann Wieselmann
Thank you very much for the one to one eggless baking class.
The day was hot but we survived with all your hospitality.
You made me feel very welcome and included me in the process of the cooking which is what I was after.
The class was enjoyable, professional and I learned immensely with your extra tips and advice.
The sponge was a success and my family and friends could not stop complimenting.
My favourite was the chocolate sponge and I can't wait to make it on my own.
I will definitely be baking more and looking into more of your cooking classes.
See you soon, Gita 23/07/2013
Thanks and congratulations Jyotiben for taking the East London & Essex Bhagini mandal through on the journey with you.
It is a real talent to connect with an audience whilst demonstrating a dish correctly and providing a real hands-on experience for some. You did a great job and would surely be hired to take another trip to Essex for another group class, particularly in Thai/Chinese cuisine. - at Sevenkings - Mitesh Bina Patel 17/03/2014
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