International House hosts Indian cooking demonstration

The International House hosted an Indian cooking demonstration as part of its India World Showcase Tuesday night.

Paneer tikka, a traditional Indian appetizer, features marinated paneer cheese and vegetables.

Students try their hand at making paneer tikka.
Students try their hand at making paneer tikka.

The International House hosted an Indian cooking demonstration as part of its India World Showcase Tuesday night.

Members of Manthan, the Indian Student Association, taught participants how to make paneer tikka, a traditional Indian appetizer. The dish contains marinated paneer, a type of fresh cheese and vegetables marinated in spices. All of the ingredients are then placed on a kebab and baked in the oven.

After learning the recipe and more about the ingredients, students headed to the kitchen to make the dish themselves. Sophomore Sabrina Sutherland volunteered to help.

“I helped put the vegetables and paneer on the kebab,” she said. “It’s delicious!”

Senior Jenny Chan, who works at the International House, was also interested by the demonstration.

“My favorite part was learning the ingredients. I didn’t even know what paneer was before,” she said.

After assembling the kebab, students waited for the dish to bake in the oven.

“I really like this henna I got and I loved eating the food,” said Sutherland.

Paneer tikka, a traditional Indian appetizer, features marinated paneer cheese and vegetables.
Paneer tikka, a traditional Indian appetizer, features marinated paneer cheese and vegetables.

“It’s spicy, but good,” added Chan.

The International House will host two more World Showcases with cooking demonstrations this semester, one focusing on China later this month, and another focusing on Iran in April.

Chan says anyone interested in more events and activities at the International House should visit their Facebook page, UTK International.

Edited by Courtney Anderson