No Mistry behind mum’s Indian cooking classes

MP David Lidington with Nita Mistry
MP David Lidington with Nita Mistry

A mother-of-two with a passion for food has started her own Indian cookery classes.

Nita Mistry, from Hawkslade, launched her classes under the title ‘MistryChef’ during National Curry Week last month.

Mrs Mistry said: “Whenever we used to meet up with neighbours we used to bring food to share and people really liked my food.

“People encouraged me to really pursue that interest but at the time the kids were very young.

“I was a stay-at-home mum so I would give my kids fresh puree when they were growing up.

“I believe that cooking fresh food helps kids develop and their brain functions better.

“I believe that our bodies are temples and if you eat a lot of processed food it will catch up with you.”

Mrs Mistry has also been working with students at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, where her daughter Rianna attends.

She has been doing demonstrations, talks and taste-testing with pupils.

She said: “I believe parents should get kids involved in the kitchen.

“Very few children cook food regularly at home and it is a life skill.

“Rianna makes a very good crumble and my son, Jay, is great at marinating.”

Mrs Mistry said that she got in touch with celebrities encouraging them to visit her.

She said she got a lovely supportive messages from Princes William and Harry saying they agreed with her ethos about encouraging the younger generations to 

Mrs Mistry also contacted Aylesbury MP David Lidington who visited her and sampled some Indian food.

She said: “Mr Lidington stayed for one hour and met my family.

“I gave him the quiz about Indian food that I give to the students at school and he did very well!”

Mrs Mistry said she always has music playing in the background while she is cooking.

She said: “I like to listen to Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Queen or anything else that lifts the mood.”

To find out about the classes on offer search MistryChef on Facebook.