VIDEO: Burnley Market’s food masterclass

Food fans got a taste of real Indian cuisine during a day of cookery demonstrations at Burnley Market Hall.

Chefs from Burnley’s Usha Restaurant hosted cooking masterclasses as part of the Love Your Local Market event.

The Usha Restaurant hold a cookery demonstration in Burnley Market Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons

The Usha Restaurant hold a cookery demonstration in Burnley Market Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons

Shoppers flocked to see chefs from the award-winning Rossendale Road eatery cooking up a storm in the market hall as part of the national campaign to get customers to buy local produce.

Head chef Ibrahim Ali and his team cooked a vegetable korma for the crowds using fresh produce from the market.

Visitors got the chance to see how the curry was prepared, find out the recipe and even try out the traditional dish.

Mr Ali said: “We cooked a traditional korma using traditional spices and fresh ingredients from the market. Nothing beats fresh produce. We got a really good response from everyone – it was packed. It was a pleasure to come and cook for shoppers here.”

Marie Shaw, Burnley Market manager, said that the demonstration was part of a two-week campaign to bring more shoppers to the market which included “trade for a tenner”, cooking, face painting and a treasure hunt.

“It is all about shopping local, eating healthy, getting local fresh fruit and veg which is good quality and good value. It has been quite popular. We have been really busy. It is something we hope to do again in future.”