Indian Cooking

Dharamsala Animal Rescue has partnered with Mini Seth to offer monthly cook-alongs to our supporters.

DAR Founder, Deb Jarrett, met Mini Seth while living in India when she needed help with International adoptions. Mini, who lives in Delhi and feeds and cares for 40-plus dogs in her neighborhood, stepped up to the task. The two became fast friends and continued to help each other with rescue work over the years. During the onset of Covid 19, the two decided to partner and offer Indian cooking classes to make lockdown a bit more bearable to raise funds.

Subscribe to our Cook Along list to receive monthly alerts on classes, our cookbook, and more. All registration fees are split 50/50 to help dogs at DAR and Mini’s dogs.


Register for our Cooking Classes

All of our classes are taught by Mini Seth from her kitchen in New Delhi, India. All recipes are vegetarian/vegan. In additional to scheduled menu, we always make authentic Indian chai to sip while we cook and have fun!

Each class starts at 12:00pm ET, 11:00am CT, 9:00amPT, and BT 5:00pm and runs for approximately 2 hours. Sign up for our new Street Food Series below. And don’t forget to buy our cookbook to learn traditional North Indian dishes

Join us for our new Indian Street Food Series starting soon!

Each class starts at 12:00pm ET, 11:00am CT, 9:00am PT, and BT 5:00pm pm and runs for approximately 2 hours.

Nothing describes the flavors of India better than its street food. Found on street corners and in marketplaces, the ever-crowded outdoor food vendors are selling freshly assembled cold/hot varieties of tasty snacks.

Our classes are now part of Airbnb’s Online Social Impact Experiences. Here is a list of the upcoming Street Food classes:

Saturday Sep 25
Pav Bhaji Masala (Spicy tangy medley of mashed veggies with buttery stove toasted bread)
Gajar aur Mirch ka achaar (Instant carrot-chili pickle)

Saturday Oct 23
Paneer Kathi Roll(Paneer tikka wrap in homemade flatbread)
Paneer Tikka (Indian cheese kebab)
Pyaaz ka Salad(Onion salad)
Hari Chutney(Green mint chutney)
Paratha (Homemade flatbread)

Saturday Nov 20
Aloo – Poori (Spiced potato curry with freshly fried wholewheat bread)
Chana Alu Chaat (Tangy preparation with Chickpeas & Potato)

Saturday Dec 11
Besan Masala Chila (Savory chickpea flour pancakes)
Besan Chila with crumbled cottage cheese filling (Savory chickpea flour crepes)
Nimbu Shikanji (Lemon drink with a twist)

Buy the Cookbook & Apron

Meals with Mini - E-Cookbook Now Available!

Our super fun online cooking classes inspired us to compile these delicious vegetarian Indian recipes in a cookbook.

This 40 page cookbook which includes 22 recipes, tools, tips, and more. 

Buy the book, then join a class to learn how to make your favorite dish!

Meals with Mini Aprons

Check out our new aprons. Designed in the colors of Indian spices, Turmeric and Red Chili makes it stain proof.  All proceeds go to help street dogs in Dharamsala and New Delhi. 

This Poly Twill Apron is the perfect cooking accessory. Lightweight, stylish and durable.

Group Cook Alongs

Gather your family, friends, and colleagues for some quality time together this winter. Each group class includes:

  • 2 hour interactive Zoom video session 
  • 25% off “Meals with Mini” Cook Book
  • Up to 10 participants 
  • Ingredients shopping list 
  • Recipes

$200 base price: email for a custom quote:

Read what attendees have to say!

“Everything was great!! We loved being able to see the pan you were cooking in.” ~ Janis Rosenthal, President at Soi Dog

“Mini it was amazingly wonderful!! The setup of your 2 views was really effective and having both of you “trade off” one talking and one cooking was ever so helpful. The commentary throughout was also useful and made things easy. And of course that food is DELICIOUS!” ~ Shirley Garrett, Chef

“Just finished my third Online Cook-Along with Deepika & Mini!
Again, Deepika and Mini excelled themselves with a wonderfully organised class. These classes are so well thought out and skillfully adapted to suit the time we have.
Likewise, ingredients are kept relatively simple and alternatives are suggested, so we don’t have difficulty sourcing them in different parts of the world.” ~ Stephanie

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