This tasting party isn’t on the Sunshine Coast but it’s in Southeast Queensland and I thought it was important enough to share here. Rani’s Cuisine is a cooking school that teaches in customers’ homes. It’s a fun and interactive way to learn all about Mauritian cooking. Rani is from Mauritius and her dad is from India so their family recipes are a combination of both.
The business came about when Rani realised so many of her friends were asking not only for her recipes but what the cooking method should be. It seemed that maybe her friends weren’t the only ones intrigued about this unique cultural cuisine and it turns out she was right.
Many have organised a cooking party in their homes where Rani brings all the food and everyone gets a chance to watch her prepare the meal or help out if they wish. The classes can be 100% hands on for dedicated foodies.
Mauritian Tasting Party.
To give people an idea of what Mauritian food is like, Rani is offering a free tasting party in Kenmore (Brisbane) and you’re invited.
When: May 26th 10am
Where: 24 Scandia Street, Kenmore
What’s on offer?
Mauritian Mazavarou (a spicy chilli paste)
Mauritian Piment Limon Rouge (Red Chili-Lemon Condiment)
Mauritian Piment Limon Vert (Green Chili-Lemon Condiment)
Masala Sev (Chickpea Flour Based Snack Mix)
Murukku (Rice Flour Based Snack)
Garam Masala (Spice mix for use in cooking)
Chettinad Masala (A very special curry powder)
Madras Curry Powder
There is a door prize of the very coveted Rani’s Mango Pickles” for some lucky winner. Maybe you? (Maybe me?) These mango pickles are Rani’s absolute favourite as the smell of the spices takes her back 30 years to when she watched her aunt make them in the back yard of the family home. Her children love the tamarind sauce and the masala sev snack mix. (I have sampled the snack mix and it’s wonderful.) The best selling products are the masala sev and the garam masala.
All Rani’s Cuisine products are produced in a commercial kitchen and the recipes are all from Rani’s aunt. Her aunt taught her to cook and every success she has is a tribute to her. Every visit back to Mauritius ends up with Rani coming back with even more wonderful recipes. Her aunt learned from her mother who learned from her mother so these Mauritian recipes go a long way back.
The spice mixes have a shelf life of about 4 months and the pastes and condiments will last a year. Rani preserves all the limes and lemons herself, ensuring that they are all organic. All handmade, no nasty chemicals and all made in Brisbane. She will ship anywhere in Australia for $30 minimum order.