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Learn to Cook Authentic Indian Food in a Local Home Kitchen in Gurgaon

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    What to Expect
    Vandana lives in a beautiful apartment with her husband and their two daughters. Vandana started baking at age 13 and learned most of her cooking skills from her mother and older sisters. She has passed her passion for food on to her daughters as well. Her daughter Sakshi is studying culinary arts and has been cooking since the age of 3, and her other daughter, Saanchi, is a journalism student who loves to bake teacakes and brownies in her free time. Vandana loves hosting friends and family and Saanchi enjoys meeting and serving people and learning about different cultures.

    When you arrive at Vandana's home you will be greeted with a welcome drink and an appetizer, such as kalmi vadas (deep fried gram dal crispies). Vandana has a beautiful open kitchen that opens up to the dining area and balcony, giving you plenty of space for a class. You will start by visiting her balcony where she has potted plants and loves to pluck fresh herbs for her cooking. As you cook together, Vandana will tell you about the two food cultures in their family: Rajasthani and Punjabi. You can expect to learn how to make 2-3 of the dishes you will be eating, such as a seasonal vegetable dish and Indian flat breads, or a curry and a sweet dish, depending on your menu.

    The Rajasthani meal will be served in a silver thali and might include dishes such as meeta chawal (sweet saffron rice), kadi (buttermilk curry), mogar (dry lentils), khersangri (dried vegetables in a flavorful saute), panchmel ki subzi (curry made with five vegetables), and mutter ki puri (green pea flatbread).

    For the Punjabi meal, dishes such as aloo gobi (cauliflower and potato), chole kulcha (chickpea curry served with leavened bread), chicken curry, paneer (fresh cheese) and kheer (rice pudding) will be served.

    Please advise at the time of booking if you would prefer a Rajasthani or Punjabi menu.

    Please note, this is not a professional cooking experience, rather this is an opportunity to visit an authentic, local home to meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Gurugram, Haryana, India
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private cooking class with your host Vandana
    • Bottled water
    • Local beer
    • Private experience
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Gratuities
    • Local Host
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    • English
    I had a perfect evening With Sujata and here friend, chatting, cooking and eating ! I'd recommend this experience to anyone .
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    By: Traveling Spoon
    14 reviews
    LOVED this experience!
    Our evening started with a very warm welcome from our host Prerna and her family. The food was tasty and
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    United States
    Wonderful experience, warm, welcoming family...very cute dogs too!
    I'm finally back home from my month long trip to India and my spices are now unpacked and I'm ready to try my hand
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    Amazing experience!
    I had a great time with Shivani and her family. If you're considering going for a class you should do it! Part of
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    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Brilliant Indian cooking experience
    I had a lovely time with Kashyhap and his family. Among other things we ate shami kebabs, paneer, Indian (chicken)
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    Edouard L
    Great experiance
    I had a perfect evening With Sujata and here friend, chatting, cooking and eating ! I'd recommend this experience
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    Boston, Massachusetts
    Great start to my New Delhi visit
    I signed up for a lunch with Shivani in her home and had a great two hour experience. It was my first day in
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    Great Barrier Reef, Australia
    Amazing authentic experience
    Farheen was very cheerful, kind and always willing to answer any questions we had about anything including Indian
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    London, United Kingdom
    Great way to eat
    I had two dinners in New Delhi through Travelling Spoon. In both cases the food was excellent and was cooked at
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    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Cross Cultural Experience!
    Spending several hours with Shivani was an incredible experience. If you want an authentic experience - sign up
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    First time with Traveling Spoon and it exceeded all my expectations!
    What an incredible experience to capstone my 2 week trip to India! Being invited into the experience from my
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    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Delicious summer meal
    We had a wonderful evening with Kamla and Rakesh. The food was delicious and very different from anything we'd
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    San Francisco, California
    Travling Spoon with Shivani was Unforgettable
    Oh my gosh my Traveling Spoon experience at Shivani Sahni's home was nothing short of wonderful. She greeted me
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    Kim P
    Wonderful meal with locals!
    I used TravelingSpoon to book a meal with Vinita in New Delhi. She lives in an apartment very close to the
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