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A Calcutta Curry chicken curry dish. Courtesy photo.




Calcutta Curry 

Weekly meals subscription 
Where: Home delivery available for southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts 
When: Orders for the first week of meals are due Wednesday, Oct. 26, with delivery on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Subscription continues weekly with orders due Wednesdays and delivery the following Tuesday. 
Cost: Meals range from $6 to $10 each. Delivery fees vary based on location. 
 
Cooking classes 
Where: Creative Chef Kitchens, 35 Manchester Road, Derry
When: Held approximately every six weeks. Next class takes place Friday, Nov. 11. 
Cost: Ranges from $30 to $45, depending on the class 
 
For more information on Calcutta Curry’s cooking classes and meal subscriptions, visit calcuttacurry.com. 




Spiced up meals
Indian cuisine meal service, cooking classes

10/20/16
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 If you love Indian food, there’s a new way to get it that doesn’t require going out to a restaurant. Calcutta Curry, a Derry-based meal service specializing in Indian cuisine, is now offering home delivery weekly meal subscriptions for southern New Hampshire, as well as a new cooking class series. 

Owner Priya Dutta has been running the business on and off since 2013, appearing at local farmers markets and offering monthly frozen meal subscriptions, private cooking classes and cooking parties. With the growing popularity of Indian food in the area, she decided to start expanding. 
“There are a lot of people here who are very enthusiastic about Indian food but only end up eating it at a restaurant,” she said. “I want there to be ways for people to get healthy, homestyle Indian food, so now, if you’re adventurous, you can learn to make it yourself at our classes, or you can try our meal delivery.” 
The new weekly meal service begins the first week of November. Orders are due every Wednesday, and meals are delivered on the following Tuesday. (For the first week, that means orders will be due by Wednesday, Oct. 26, and meals will be delivered on Tuesday, Nov. 1). 
Each week will feature a menu with five to six meals to choose from. The first menu includes sambhar (tangy and spicy soup with mixed vegetables), home-style dal (soup made with lentils, onions and spices), vegetable stir-fry, aloo dum biryani (spiced blend of cooked rice and potatoes), fish fry and chicken do pyaza (chicken prepared in a spicy onion paste sauce with chunks of onion and pepper). All meals are made with as many local ingredients as possible. 
“The taste of Indian food is very different from other cuisines like American and Italian and Mexican,” Dutta said. “There’s a lot of different flavor profiles and a lot that goes into the flavor to make it all come together, and I think that’s why [it’s appealing].” 
Calcutta Curry’s new cooking classes kicked off last month and will continue with a class held approximately every six weeks at Creative Chef Kitchens in Derry, alternating between beginner and advanced level. Students will learn to make a combination of healthy vegetarian, non-vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, including two entrees, a side and a dessert if there is time. At the end of the class, they can eat the meal they prepared together and go home with leftovers and recipes. 
While the classes focus on Indian cuisine, Dutta said the skills taught can be applied in all kinds of cooking. 
“Even if people aren’t making an Indian meal, the class will give them ideas about how to use these spices and ingredients in their regular meals and how to incorporate them into their everyday cooking,” she said.  





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