In the Press
I loved the feature on you and your sister in Eating Well. The Cashew Butter Chicken Masala, Slow-Cooker Dal Makhani and the Lemon Rice were huge hits with my family. The plates were literally licked clean!
Today Megan and I stole away from work for an hour to participate in a “lunch express” class at Whole Foods Culinary Center. We filed into the classroom and sat in rows where we enjoyed a full meal while learning how to prepare a menu of mostly Southern Indian dishes. These included Cilantro-Mint and Tamarind-Date Chutneys with Papadums, Andhra Chicken Curry with Tomato Basamati Rice, and Gulab Jamun Sundaes. Shefaly dropped so much knowledge on us during that short hour! … Read Full Story
My head is still spinning from the variety of new and exciting flavors we experienced in last week’s Indian Street Foods class with Shefaly Ravula. What a fun class!
This chutney is absolutely wonderful. No one in our class could stop eating it. Its flavors are… Read Full Story
With grace and ease, Shefaly whipped up three special chutneys that would add that extra something to the dishes we were treated to that day. They were tastes none of us had ever experienced before. Each chutney had discernible layers of flavor that came together perfectly as an integrated whole… Read Full Story
At Table Blog
If you want to learn or improve your Indian cooking, take Shef’s classes. I couldn’t be happier with what I’ve learned under her teaching. Her methods and advice make learning or improving approachable and memorable. Nearly everything I’ve taken from her classes I’ve incorporated into my own kitchen with success.”
I made some new friends, learned some new tricks, and feel a lot more comfortable with some ingredients I hadn’t been brave enough to work with before. If you’re looking for something new to try/do/learn then definitely take a class! Read Full Story
Even though Wheatsville Food Co-op remains our lone cooperatively owned grocery store, Austin’s co-op business community is thriving. So is its culinary community, which is one of the reasons why the National Cooperative Grocers Association tapped a number of local chefs, bloggers and food professions to create dozens of how-to cooking videos for its website StrongerTogether.coop.
If you go to the website or its YouTube channel, you’ll see lots of familiar faces, including Uchi’s Philip Speer, Hilah Johnson of HilahCooking.com, Shef’s Kitchen blogger Shefaly Ravula… Read Full Story
By Addie Broyles
Specializing in regional Indian cuisine, Shefaly lives in Austin, the little blue heart of Texas. If you’re fortunate enough to visit Austin or live there, be sure to sign up for one of her many cooking classes, such as Roti Workshop or Indian Street Foods… Read Full Story
Rabbit Food Rocks
Why did the chicken cross the road? Probably to hurry into this delicious curry. The dish originates from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and Shefaly adopted the family recipe from her mother-in-law, adding a few of her own variations….Read Full Story
Many people enjoy Indian dishes yet so few people attempt to cook them due to the time, patience and intricate techniques involved. Enter a shef. Shefaly Ravula, that is. Shefaly has been cooking Indian cuisine from various regions of the subcontinent for several years. As an Indian Cooking Enthusiast, she teaches the art … Read Full Story
…The class was a really great experience and the Pav Bhaji is something I can see myself making on a somewhat regular basis, it was so easy and tasty – in fact, I made it last night for dinner…. Read Full Story
Greening Austin Daily
The class was taught by Shefaly Ravula, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor who teaches several other Indian cooking classes at the center. It was a hands-on class, with two students at each station, and since I was solo I partnered up with a young man who ended up being grateful for my culinary knowledge…Read Full Story
My attempts at re-creating Shefaly’s amazing recipes at home are usually a mixture of excitement and fear. I’m psyched to be stepping out of my comfort zone a bit, and also about actually eating the food in the end. Cooking Indian food is a whole other way of cooking — where art meets science, and where just when you think you can’t possibly keep cooking something, you cook it a little bit longer. Read Full Story
Bird and Bravery
life. well. lived