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Craft Versatile Asian Dishes Right from Home!

The old couple are in the kitchen

Learn how to cook new recipes in honor ofAsian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month with AARP New York!

AARP members and guests are invited to a three-part virtual series, Asian Cooking, led by chef Gayatri Hingwala who shares her passion for cooking and inspiring people in the kitchen. These educational webinars will feature recipes of various dishes - Asian noodles, paneer, and Thai curry, and more - to encapsulate and celebrate different cultural Asian cuisines.

Connect with AARP New York to discover how to make versatile homemade meals that are delicious and good for you!

Indian American Family cooking



*All virtual events are from 5 - 6:30 p.m.

In this workshop, learn all about different Asian noodles and Asian sauces and when to use them. We will also make protein packed Indonesian Peanut Satay Noodles with Lo Mein noodles, vegetables, tofu and a sweet and savory homemade peanut butter sauce. This one-skillet vegan dish is very versatile and can be made using gluten free noodles. We will not be making homemade noodles.



Discover how to make Palak Paneer & Mattar Paneer Pulao. Palak Paneer or spinach with Indian cottage cheese (paneer) is a very popular Indian recipe, one that you find on the menu card of every Indian restaurant. It has a beautiful vibrantly green spinach gravy that is super flavorful and healthy. Palak Paneer is perfect when served with fragrant basmati rice and scooped up with some Indian flatbread like naan or roti. Mattar Paneer Pulao is an easy, protein packed, one-pot rice dish with peas and paneer. It makes a great comforting meal or lunch and can be made on a stove top or in a pressure cooker. Serve it with some cool cucumber raita for that complete meal. This Indian dish is vegetarian but can be made vegan.



Learn all about different Thai curries and when to use them. One of three major curry types in Thailand is the famous yellow curry. We will make a delicious Yellow Thai curry, loaded with vegetables in a creamy and slightly sweet sauce made with coconut milk. The Yellow curry is made with fragrant spices such as coriander, cumin, lemongrass, kaffir leaves, garlic, galangal and lightly sweet curry powder gives the dish its distinctive color. The spices are usually combined with vegetables and proteins such as chicken, fish, duck, vegetables, or tofu doused in a creamy and slightly sweet sauce made with coconut milk. This delicious protein rich creamy curry makes a perfect weeknight one-pot meal. Served with Jasmine rice or quinoa it is a full meal. This dish is vegan.


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