Farhana Sahibzada is the former chef and owner of cinnamon STIX Café and catering in Woodland Hills, California.
She has been teaching Indian/Pakistani cooking for over 25 years.
Farhana has taught and continues to teach classes for local city colleges, professional cooking schools
and prominent retail establishments including Whole Foods Markets, Williams-Sonoma, Gelson's Super Markets,
Southern California Culinary Institute in South Pasadena and the Arts Institute in Santa Monica, to name a few.
Farhana recently published a cookbook on the subject of Indian/Pakistani cooking,
her classes focus on simplifying the art of Indian cooking.
On the menu:
Fruit Chaat Salad:
This street food salad can be a snack for a late afternoon, a perfect addition to your Sunday brunch table, a late morning ‘pick me up’ at work… in addition to being a very different and creative salad before a meal. No hard or fast rules here, pack it with seasonal fruits of your choice and top it with a spicy fruit dressing…This is a treat anytime of the day-any day of the week!
Malai Kofta (Vegetable meatballs):
That’s right…these no meat meatballs offer a clever mix of nuts and vegetables and are totally packed with flavor. The secret to fixing these restaurant favorites is rarely revealed…and we are ready to blow the whistle! This rare treat will be served with a flavorful base curry sauce of mild spices and flavorful herbs!
Vegetable Biryanni: PERFECT VEGETARIAN TREAT…
Basmati rice cooked with nuts and vegetables, topped with a caramelized onion topping. This offering from a truly ROYAL spread is seasoned with two of the most flavorful spices on earth… saffron and cardamom! Biryanni can be a meal by itself…