Girls nights are so fun and so important. It's a great opportunity to get together, catch up and spend quality time together. This particular girls night was organized by my good friend Fiona (ps you can catch her on the new FX show Wilfred next year!) We all love Indian food so she spoke to the owner of one of our favorite Indian restaurants in Los Angeles Flavor of India and convinced him to let us do a cooking class there. So fun!!
Check out the gorgeous spices!:
Some of the girls:
Here is Fiona getting a lesson on how to make Malia Kofta (a fried vegetable ball):
The night was fantastic and the food even better! The restaurant is located in West Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd and is so quaint, romantic and comfy! Darshan makes everyone feel like they are at home! I'll be posting some of the recipes, but if you are nearby, I highly suggest getting over to the restaurant and trying it for yourself! Make sure you order the began bhartha (smashed roasted eggplant with tomatoes and onions), malia kofta (veggie balls in a creamy tomato sauce) and tofu tikka masala (tofu in a saffon tomato sauce) and don't forget the garlic naan! Those are some of my favorites, but honestly everything at this restaurant is fabulous!
And if you don't live in LA, call up your favorite local restaurant and see if they'll do a class for your group. Chances are they will and you'll have a ton of fun!