Five of us gathered today for a four hour cooking class taught by the Curry Corner owner, Saras Rao. During the four hour class we made chicken curry, mixed vegetable curry, cauliflower and scrambled eggs curry, fried fish, roti, apple instant pickles, and rice. We all took away left overs.
In spite of the fact that a number of the dishes were curries, they all were distinct in taste because of the different spices used and how the spices were prepared. For example, only the cauliflower curry had black mustard seeds which was a taste and texture contrast with the cauliflower, onions and scrambled eggs. This dish was one of our favorites and goes very well with the roti- kind of a burrito in form. The fried fish had a spice mixture that contained some whole cumin, such that each bite of the fish had a different taste depending on the particular mix of spices on that bite.
It was a very worthwhile class. She has another one on 3/17 where she's making dal. The classes are $65 per person. Curry Corner is located at 26657 Mission Blvd, between Harder and Tennyson in Hayward. She has take out food, generally a couple of meat and a couple of vegetable dishes along with flavorful rice. She's open Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 6 PM. Her phone number is (510) 581-4003.