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cooking class

Learn the art of Indian home cooking

cooking class

Learn the art of Indian home cooking

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
cooking class

Learn the art of Indian home cooking

cooking class

Learn the art of Indian home cooking

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll start with an exploration of common spices used in Indian cooking and their properties such as taste and effect on the body. Indian cuisine has strong roots in Ayurveda, India's ancient healing system. We will also share tidbits on the principles of Ayurveda to ensure that your choice of ingredients results in both tasty and healthful meals. Next, we'll dive right into making three to five different kinds of dishes from scratch using dry and canned ingredients. This may vary depending on what's in the season but may generally include: - a lentil soup - a bean soup - a dry vegetable - basmati rice - rice pudding Be prepared to get hands on! We WILL make you cook so you can get a good feel for the actual process. This practice will give you an excellent foundation to prepare a gamut of Indian food at your kitchen. Traditionally, people did not use thermometers and timers to monitor their cooking. You'll learn the delicate art of recognizing subtle clues that tell you when to proceed to the next steps and when a meal is done. Be prepared to engage all your senses into learning the ancient art of Indian cooking in which taste is great and food indeed is medicine.

Your host

Learn more about Vaibhav

Vaibhav

If there's one thing Indians are passionate about, it's their food. I grew up eating home-cooked meals in India that my mom prepared fresh twice daily. After moving away from home, I missed my mom's cooking a lot, at first. Then, she gave me the secret to cooking delicious curry dishes in a matter of minutes. I have been using her techniques, that were handed down through generations, for years. My cooking style is simple and focuses on getting nutritious meals out of the kitchen pronto. I am very particular about food quality and an advocate of chemical-free ingredients and environment.​

What's included

Food
We will stick with using 100% Vegan ingredients free of common allergens such as Gluten, Dairy, Egg, and Soy.

Where you'll be

We will be using our home kitchen for the whole experience. That will give us an opportunity to share our pantry so you can get some ideas for your home kitchen.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Attendees should be comfortable handling basic kitchen tools such as stove, grater, and kitchen knives.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Just bring your curiosity and appetite. You'll be in for a real treat! :)

More tips

The meal that we'll prepare during the class is included in the price and you'll also have an opportunity to buy extra servings for the road.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Vaibhav
Learn the art of Indian home cooking
New experience
£38/person
New experience
£38/person