Zouk – Cookery Classes 2017 – The Perfect Gift for Foodies

If you are looking to learn how to make authentic Indian cuisine at home or want to surprise a loved one with a Christmas Gift that is a little out of the ordinary Zouk’s exciting cookery school promises to teach you how to recreate some of your favourite dishes, with hands on practical tuition and a step by step guide to follow at home with plenty of recipes and tips.

Zouk’s Classes take place at their Manchester restaurant on Chester Street and start at 10am where you will be greeted and treated to some home made desi chai tea and then learn how to make the dishes on the menu for the day with their team of chefs. After your hard work in the kitchen you can then sit down and enjoy the food you have prepared. Classes end at around 1.30pm.

“The people who come to our cookery school are at all stages and levels of cooking ability, from the novice to the trained chef, we welcome them all.  We particularly enjoy sharing some of our tips and skills with individuals who share our passion for food, and want to expand their skills into Asian cuisine. On the cooking course you learn authentic techniques and how to prepare and cook some fantastic dishes.  To make the course as interesting as possible and very hands on, every participant gets to marinate the food, prepare the ingredients and cook the dishes.”

Tayub Amjad – Managing Director

Creative Director Mudassar Amjad added ‘The dishes are chosen to give people an idea of the different herbs and spices, their properties and the taste they infuse. At the end of the cooking everybody sits down to share the food and enjoy what they have prepared and cooked. They also get a pack of recipes to take home so they can recreate the dishes.’


Cookery Class Schedule

January – June classes are available now; visit our cookery school page to buy or if you are undecided or buying as a gift why not order a Gift Card and you will be sent a voucher and list of classes so you or the lucky person you are buying for can select a date and book onto a class that is suitable. Below is a list of classes for 2017.


Tried and tested dishes which have become among the most popular Indian dishes in Britain.

Chicken tikka, Seekh Kebab and Onion Bhaji
Lamb Rogan Josh, Chicken Tikka Masala, Channa Masala.

7th January
7th October


A selection of Zouk’s favourite dishes from the Punjab region of Pakistan and Northern India

Punjabi Lollipop, Lamb Chops
Lamb Karahi, Chicken Jalfrezi

14th January
10th June
2nd December


Rajasthan was formed in 1949 when, the area known as Rajputana under British rule was merged into the Dominion of India – A predecessor of the republic of India. They’ve picked their top dishes from this area for you.

Lamb Chops, Rajasthan Mirch Vada
Saffron Chicken, Rajasthani Dall Maas

4th February
9th September


This class showcases Zouk’s signature dishes including two of their favourite starters, Head Chef Mangal’s own delicious Lamb Laziz andtheir number one selling curry, butter chicken.

Spicy Prawn Cakes, Gola Kebab
Lamb Laziz, Butter Chicken

11th February


Zouk haven’t forgotten about their vegetarian friends! For the herbivores out there they have selected some delectable dishes which will please veggies and meat eaters alike!

Falafel, Palak Tikka
Tarka Dall, Paneer Tikka, Channa Masala, Palak Aloo

4th March


Zouk have a fantastic selection of seafood on their menu and they’ve chosen some of their most popular for you to learn to cook.

Tandoori Haddock, King Prawn Pakoras
Goan Fish Curry, Fish & Spinach Karahi

1st April


Tikka is predominantly and traditionally used in Punjabi cuisine but perhaps the most well known tikka dish, Chicken Tikka Masala is claimed to have originated in Glasgow and is among Britain’s favourite dishes. Zouk’s masterclass will teach you how to make some delicious tikka treats.

Tandoori Mixed Grill, Vegetable Tikka
Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Balti Tikka

6th May
4th November


For summer they’ve focused on BBQ dishes so you can show of your skills when having friends round for a summer shindig, don’t worry though all dishes can be cooked in a normal grill if the inevitable Manchester weather imposes itself and you have to move the festivities inside!

Lamb Chops, Tandoori Salmon, Seekh Kebab
Chicken Tikka, Paneer Tikka, Chutneys and Summer Salads

3rd June
8th July


Zouk have put together some of their healthiest dishes for this class.  Adding a bit of spice to healthy eating.

Patrani Fish, Punjabi Lollipop, Channa Chaat
Chicken Haleem, King Prawn & Baby Spinach

1st July


Impress your friends with a 4 course dinner party, from a welcome canape to desert, they’ve got it planned for you. Learn how to make the dishes and then wow your guests at home.

Pani Puri, Malai Chicken
Chicken Khabani, Lamb Laziz, Desi Halwa

2nd September





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