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The Herald Cooking Masterclass Presents: Indian Butter Chicken Curry

Location: Capsicum Culinary Studio in Greenacres, Gqeberha
Event Date: Thursday, November 16, 6pm – 8pm
Ticket Price: R390 per person


  • Dish Spotlight: Butter chicken, a classic Indian curry.
  • Chef Showcase: Nadia Pillay from Capsicum Culinary Studio.
  • Special Additions: Three-ingredient naan bread and crispy curried potatoes.
  • Versatility: The dish can be made into mini rotis, wraps, canapés, or even a pie.
  • Expert Tip: Butter chicken tastes even better the next day after the spices have further infused the meal.
  • Wine Pairing: Three Peaks Dry Rose or Three Peaks Creamy Unoaked Chardonnay.


The Herald is back with its cooking masterclass, targeting all the culinary enthusiasts of Nelson Mandela Bay. In the upcoming session, attendees will learn the art of making the delectable Indian butter chicken curry. Contrary to the popular notion, this rich dish isn’t daunting to prepare at home, assures Chef Nadia Pillay of Capsicum Culinary Studio.

Revealing her inspiration, Pillay reflects on the popularity of an online masterclass conducted during Covid-19 restrictions. She emphasizes the simplicity and flexibility of the dish, highlighting its applicability in a range of meals from regular dinners to sophisticated dinner parties.

Sarah Weiss from Mount Vernon Wine Estate provides the wine pairing recommendations. She suggests complementing the spicy, creamy curry with the fruitiness of Three Peaks Dry Rose or the Creamy Unoaked Chardonnay.

What’s Included in the Ticket Price?

Attendees will be treated to:

  • A welcome drink to set the mood.
  • A live demonstration by the head chef.
  • A basket of fresh ingredients provided by Checkers.
  • An engaging, interactive dining experience.
  • A complimentary chef’s apron to remember the evening.
  • A bottle of wine, courtesy of Three Peaks.

About the Sponsors:

The masterclass is presented in collaboration with Checkers, known for its high-quality offerings; Three Peaks Wine, bringing the best wine pairings; and Capsicum Culinary Studio, the venue for the event.

Booking Details:

Secure your spot for a flavorsome evening by visiting bit.ly/heraldcookcurry. Don’t miss out on this culinary journey that promises to be both educational and delicious!

Tantalize your taste buds and refine your culinary skills with The Herald Cooking Masterclass. See you there!

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