Shilpi Ranjan, owner and instructor of EZCompliments Indian cooking classes, will be the guest chef and speaker at Holy Family Hospital’s ‘Good Eating: Indian Food’ event on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, located at 70 East St., in the ground-floor auditorium.
Ranjan—a passionate cook, educator, wife, and mother—will be cooking with lentils and a hint of traditional Indian spices in the dishes she prepares. “Delicious Indian cuisine does not necessarily have overpowering spices,” says Ranjan. “I believe in adapting spice levels when cooking. You want the end result to please the most discriminating palate.”
Known for her warmth and humor, Ranjan has been teaching Indian cooking in the Greater Boston area since 2009, receiving praise from students and patrons alike.
“Shilpi brings lots of excitement and energy to the cooking experience,” says Beth Cronin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, local coordinator for the Steward Diabetes Program at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Haverhill. “Her lentils class at Holy Family Hospital will offer balanced Indian dishes that are easy, flavorful, and diabetes-friendly.”
Lentils are nutritious, rich in fiber, a good source of protein, and they readily absorb a variety of flavors from seasonings. Compared to other types of dried beans, lentils are easy to prepare and are available throughout the year.
To sign up, please call Karen Kennedy at (978) 687-0156, ext. 2007 by Tuesday, September 12.