Zoom Classes

I am no longer doing general public zoom classes ONLY private or corporate zoom classes – minimum 4 screens. The cost is £45 per screen and this includes me sending all the spices required for the class to those based in the UK. You are required to purchase the fresh/raw ingredients. So for £180 you can have a private zoom class with me – this is for 4 screens. Each extra screen is a further £45. For friends and families across the UK and further afield this is a great way to do a fun activity together. 

 Email Torie chilliandmint@gmail.com to arrange. 



The class will last for approximately  2 hours and sometimes a little longer. Time will fly.  



I can do e-vouchers for private group classes only – minimum 4 screens. Vouchers expire after a year.


How many recipes will we be cooking?


Ideally, I would like you to be cooking at your end too, but if you prefer to observe and take notes then that is fine too.

(the recipes serve 4-6 people and are good to freeze if required. Even if  you are cooking for 1 or 2 please do not let this put you off as it is not as large amount as you think and it is all great for leftovers for the next day or so – so saves you cooking. I have had many folks who have been cooking for 1 and have thanked me for suggesting they keep with the proportions I have suggested.) 



Once you have booked a class there is a no-refund policy. 


Where does your love and knowledge of Indian cooking come from?

I get asked this question a lot. In short, I have always had a keen interest in spice and cooking with it. I met my husband, who is of Indian origin, over 25 years ago, and so embraced the whole culture, including the cuisine, learning from family members combined with my travels around India and learning from home-cooks and chefs in India.  I want to instil the love of Indian food that I have to others and show them that they too can transform humble ingredients into something magical with the use of spices that are increasingly available to everyone. 



“The class was absolutely BRILLIANT – so fun and informative and the food smells and tastes delicious – I CAN’T WAIT FOR DINNER!  Feel like we both came away with lots of tips / lessons for future curries but also incredible meals /spices for today and the rest of the week so huge, huge THANK YOU for such a great morning! And very refreshing to do something different like this at moment” (Beth and Ali, London)

“10/10 Torie, referrals will be going out. ” (Luke, New York)

“Overwhelming feedback from last night is that the food and the experience were both brilliant.” (Paul, Somerset)

“Torie I’m sure you’d be delighted to know my husband said it was the best curry he had ever had!…all credit to you. I will look forward to your cookery book appearing on the shelves!”(Jan, Bristol)

“Thank you Torie. That was a blast and we had a lovely lunch/dinner following your very well organized experience. You did a marvelous job dealing with our crew and so thank you for your patience and expertise. You have opened up a new COVID vista!” (Michael and Connie, Florida)

“I loved your class! We enjoyed the build up to it, the level, the pace and the interesting information and we shared a fabulous meal afterwards !! (And we liked your kitchen!) ” (Clare, Leicestershire)

“That was brilliant and so much fun. You’re an excellent ‘teacher’!  Nick and the kids also say a big thank you as they really enjoyed their delicious lunch too! What amazing flavours. So different from anything I’ve cooked before, and will definitely do it all again. You’re so knowledgeable about India and the spices and it really adds so much to the lesson. Can’t wait to actually go one day too.” (Charlotte, London)

“Super wow and yummy.  You’re a great teacher and the recipes are brilliant.  Thank you so much ” (Lindsay, Bristol)

“The best Indian we have ever had.  Enjoyed cooking it, Torie was great and the food was superb.  Especially the combination of flavours.” (Carol, Somerset)

“We both thoroughly enjoyed today. We love cookery courses and had no idea what a zoom one would be like. Actually it was really good and felt completely like we were part of a group cookery session. You have a really calm way of delivering the lessons, making it interesting and fun at the same time, so it was very enjoyable and the food was delicious” (Sarah, Bristol)

“I loved Torie’s Indian cookery class! Having attended several cookery classes before, I felt that this was particularly well organised. It was very convenient to be able to print off the recipes in advance, so I could get a feel for what we’d be doing and follow along at home if I happened to fall behind at all. That said, Torie went at a pace we could all follow and the class size was fairly small, so we all managed to keep up perfectly fine.  

It’s very handy that you can opt to have the spices sent to you too, if you don’t have them at home; especially as some of them are authentic Indian spices which may be hard to obtain locally here in the UK. 

All of the food we cooked was absolutely delicious and I’m delighted to have added three delectable Bengali dishes to my recipe repertoire!” (Kacie, Cardiff)

“I loved Torie’s cooking class! It was my first time making an Indian dish and she not only introduced me to new spices but also talked about where they’re from, how they’re traditionally used and suggested easy substitutions and variations. Can’t wait to add her dishes to my repertoire and prepare them for family and friends!” (Julie, New York)

“Torie we loved it all and so simple once we had all the spices. We were both so shocked at how healthy it all is really! I loved the pace and also that the session was quite chatty – a good size group to allow anyone to ask questions when they needed to” (Dani, London)

“We loved it Torie! Such a wonderful way to spend a few hours.  Your tuition was excellent and it all flowed perfectly. The prawns are my favourite and my husband can’t decide – he loved it all.” (Miranda, Winchester)

“Just to say thanks so much for the zoom this morning. I loved it and can’t wait to eat it all this evening. The whole thing was so super organised, well done. I will definitely keep my eye out for the next ones. ” (Laura, Cotswolds)

“The recipes were incredibly clear and easy to follow, and I really enjoyed the video class – I was very pleasantly surprised at how well that worked, as I wasn’t sure how an online cookery class would be. The standout dishes were the wonderful lentils and the bean & coconut thoran. I will be making those again and again. As someone who is in a sort of involuntary lockdown anyway, living up a hill in Wales, it was really great to be able to attend something which I wouldn’t have ever thought would have been possible without living in London – so there are actually some silver linings to the current strange world of coronavirus!” (Alistair, Wales)

“Torie, it was the most wonderful experience to be able to expand my skills in Indian cooking! Even though corona-circumstances prevent us all from eating, tasting and traveling our way through all cuisines of the world, your Zoom cooking class brings us all together in our love of food. The way you talked us through your food travels while explaining the cooking, was the cherry on top!! Thank you for a really great experience.” (Jeannette, Holland)