In India, a divan or diwan is a council or assembly of leaders – and sometimes refers to the council chamber itself. Ronica Sajnani who lives in Cabbagetown in Toronto, was born in Amritsar in the Punjab where she learned to blend the kormas, dahls and halwas of north India from her mother who brought them with her when she married. The influence of aunts from Coorg (presently part of Karnataka) in Southern India, travels in the Middle East, and a growing Toronto family expanded Ronica’s culinary horizons.
A few times a month, Ronica opens her home to an assembly of guests to enjoy a culinary excursion to the Indian sub-continent with her favourite recipes imbued with exotic spices and sauces. You’ll dine on a surprise assortment of kabobs, moong dahl, curries, and biryani, and enjoy conversation with friends you’ve brought with you or not yet met. Treat yourself to a winter holiday at Ronica’s dining table.
January Divans: Saturdays – the 16th & 23rd.
February Divans: Saturdays the 6th, 13th (an unusual way to celebrate with your Valentine), 20th and 27th, but she will gladly arrange a private divan for a minimum of 6 people on a date and at a venue of your choice.
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