10:30am: COOKING DEMO – Monika Rastogi: Potato fritters and chutneys

Nicole Mathewson

Potato and onion fritters with chutneys

Monika Rastogi

Monika Rastogi is a foodie at heart and has been a vegetarian since birth. She has lived in Bangladesh, China and now NZ is her home. She likes to teach & spread her love for cooking tasty & healthy Indian cuisine to different ethnicity, kids & adults of all ages. She runs her Indian cooking classes from the comfort of her home with warm hospitality  Рmaking everyone feel comfortable.

Monika is an experienced teacher and very good with kids. Since her son was 4 years old, she has been teaching him cooking, how to peel & slice vegetables safely, use a pan to make an omelet or saute vegetables, use a blender or microwave safely. At age 6 now, he has already participated in 3 cooking competitions on his own. Monika believes cooking is an essential life skill and it sets them up for a healthy lifestyle from a young age. She regularly runs classes where anyone can come and experience what she has to offer. Children’s classes are led by her son, Rayaan.