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Rani is passionate about cooking authentic Indian food. She was born and brought up in Mumbai.

Taking part in BBC MasterChef 2014 has been an exciting journey full of culinary adventures. Rani impressed the judges with her knowledge of Indian cuisine and flavours and was referred as a 'Spice Angel' by John Torode. 

She is also available for small event catering in London and Surrey and occasionally hosts pop ups and supper clubs.

Rani enjoys teaching Indian food; and endeavours to inspire as many people as possible to cook great tasting food. Her classes are fun, full of essential tips and information on creating authentic Indian food.

 


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Experiences

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Discover the Magic of Spices with a Maharashtrian Feast for charity cooked by
a MasterChef Quarter-Finalist! BYOB.

Join the The Spice Angel Supperclub to discover a delightful journey of spice
+... Read more

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Get ready to have fun and exciting 2.5 hours creating two tasty Indian summer
special dishes with BBC MasterChef 2014 Quarter Finalist-Rani. The class is
suitable for beginners to more confident... Read more

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This Diwali Special class gives you the opportunity to learn how to spice up
your Diwali.

Diwali commemorates the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated by
decorating houses with lights along... Read more

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I will be hosting my first fun and exciting Indian Vegetarian Cookery Class at
The Oasis Academy, Homefield Road, Old Coulsdon, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1ES

This class is suitable for participants with... Read more

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Learn to prepare some delicious Indian dishes with MasterChef Quarter
Finalist, Rani in a fun and practical Indian Group Indian Cookery Class at:
The Oasis Academy, Homefield Road, Old Coulsdon,... Read more

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Having successfully catered at food markets and private supper clubs in London
and Surrey, we are delighted to bring you a yet another supperclub in July.

Mumbai is a truly maximum city with the... Read more

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After their sell our supper clubs last year, The Spice Angel present you a
feast from the kitchens of West and North India with chaat, biryani and lots
more!

Expect best quality sustainable local... Read more

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You are invited for a special dinner with the feeling of a trip to India on
the 71st anniversary of Indian Independence.

With an array of successful supperclubs in London and Surrey, we are back... Read more

Contact

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Email: rani20ten@gmail.com

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Twitter: @thespiceangel

Reviews

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Lovely Indian Cooking Class

Rating: 10

agentwhim attended Southern India Specials in March 2018, reviewed on 12 March 2018

My partner and I spent a great 3 hours with Rani - just the 3 of us in her own kitchen at home. Rani was welcoming, very open to questions, clear and obviously very skilled in preparing delicious food. We helped prepare the potato filling for masala dosa, made the dosas themselves, some lemon rice and an excellent Keralan fish curry. We were able to taste the food as we cooked it and then bring home enough for a meal. Overall, the session was very well organised and exceeded our expectations - I'd happily recommend it to anyone wanting to gain skills in this kind of cooking. The class we took was South Indian Specialities, but Rani also offers several others.

Lovely Meal

Rating: 8

sarahk1985 attended Springtime Indian Feast - SOLD OUT in May 2017, reviewed on 1 May 2017

Saw this on the Plumtree Facebook page. My partner and I really love Indian food so I booked, not quite knowing what to expect. The food was all lovely, really tasty and flavourful, not too salty, or overly spicy. I agree with the previous review on the amount of food though, the butter chicken was divine, but there was less of this to go around, although there was plenty of biryani, which was also delicious. Rani was very friendly, but as this was set up as a supper-club, a bit more 'hosting' or info about the food might have broken the ice a little. Would recommend. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Our first Indian Pop-up!

Rating: 8

DelhiLondonGirl attended Springtime Indian Feast - SOLD OUT in May 2017, reviewed on 1 May 2017

We spotted this pop up being advertised by Plumtree Café @ Greenwich and immediately jumped at the chance! I took my 7 year old along as I wanted him to be part of the experience and try some new Indian dishes. Overall, the experience did not let us down. Rani, the chef, was polite and welcoming as well as clearly very talented in the kitchen. The dishes were well thought through and gave us a wide variety of items to taste during the three courses. My only recommendation for next time would be to pace the courses a little better. The gap between the starters and mains seemed a little long - perhaps keep the guests munching on some poppadums and bits while they wait? Also, the portion sizes for *some of the dishes could have been bigger, as each portion were all being shared by 5 / 6 people. *I loved the aubergine dish but there was hardly more than a spoonful per person :( On the other hand, lots of biryani for everyone, so just a question of balancing the portions out I think. Definitely a great evening for us and will be back if Rani is back in this part of town!

Brilliant teacher, great food

Rating: 10

streathamsimon attended Southern India Specials in November 2015, reviewed on 11 November 2015

This is my second cookery class with Rani (the first was Indian street food starters). She is a great teacher - warm, friendly and patient. Her cookery knowledge seems boundless and she makes the best tasting Indian food I've ever had - and now I can cook (some of it) myself! The class price is very reasonable, especially when you consider you get to take home enough fantastic curry for two people.

Rani is a warm and inviting host and the meals are delicious!

Rating: 9

SherTraveller attended Private Indian Cookery Class for Two in March 2015, reviewed on 26 March 2015

Yesterday I joined Rani to learn how to make Indian Vegetarian Curries. To my surprise, I also learnt how to make home made paneer! Rani was a wonderful teacher and the time flew by.

I managed to taste the dishes before leaving and had enough to share with 2 friends in the evening. We were all amazed at how good the dishes tasted! I would highly recommend doing a class with Rani if you want to learn how to make restaurant quality (or perhaps even better!) Indian dishes at home!

Review

Rating: 10

silveral attended Indian Restaurant Curries in March 2015, reviewed on 22 March 2015

The time spent with Rani, the Spice Angel, was full of interesting, informative and engaging hints and techniques regarding Indian cooking. Rani herself is a delightful person who iwas determined that we should not only learn but also enjoy the process. She succeeded.