Join New Orleans-based fashion brand Lekha in its continued efforts to support their partners in India during the country's Covid crisis. Lekha has teamed up with Madhu Vaishnay, founder of the embroidery atelier The Saheli Women and the Institute for Philanthropy and Humanitarian Development (IPHD), who will teach a cooking class via Zoom. 

Lekha Cooking class

Photo courtesy of Lekha

Vaishnay will prepare a delicious vegetarian plate of channa masala, dal tadka, mixed vegetables, chapati, and jeera rice on Sunday, May 30 and Sunday, June 6 at 12 p.m. CST. Each session will include an ingredient list so participants can recreate the 3-course meal with family and friends. If you need to buy spices, Lekha recommends two websites: Sana Javeri's Diaspora Co. and Meherwan Irani's Spicewalla

The Saheli Women artisans travel from surrounding villages to Lekha's workshop in Bhikamkor, but are currently struggling with transportation as buses and rickshaws are banned from the roads during Covid. Funds from the workshop will support the female artisans as they facilitate transportation from neighboring villages and to access supplies and resume stitching and embroidery in the workshop. 

For more information, visit the event page.