What you'll do
Expect to taste the food wonders of Northern India especially dishes from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan and Kashmir. At times the food will also include dishes from other regions of India (Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal and South India) where I have stayed in the past and learnt from the locals. The experience includes: 1. Welcome drink (non-alcoholic) 2. Two Veg appetisers with one non-alcoholic drink 3. Two Non-veg appetisers with one non-alcoholic drink 4. Two Veg mains 5. Two Non-veg mains 6. Salad, chutneys and other condiments 7. A rice dish (Biryani, Pulao, Cumin Rice, Peas Pulao) 7. Mixed Indian breads basket 8. Two Indian desserts Interested guests can practice the art of North Indian cooking on some of the dishes, learn the tricks of cooking certain dishes, clear some myths around Indian cooking, get to eat the "real" Indian dishes which are hardly ever available in modern restaurants and take back the taste and friendships to last a lifetime. For breakfast the menu will be curated separately and won't include the above but be traditional still with a variety of paranthas (North India)/ Dosa/Idli etc. The dishes will vary periodically.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
- Vetted by Airbnb
Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
Having being trained by my mother in the recipes that are age old and passed through generations, I have made a mark amongst my friends and local community of carrying forward the legacy of our forefathers. I have used these recipes to good use and have a fan following in the local community for anything food. The recipes of pre-partition India are not so prevalent now and not easily found either. However, as my parents moved, like millions others, from now Pakistan to India during the partition, the recipes and flavours are not lost. Yet. This is my attempt at passing on the legacy and ensuring it touches more and more people from around the world. Namaste and welcome to a land of culinary exception!!
For breakfast the list won't be same as lunch and dinner as conceptually breakfast doesn't have Appetisers, desserts etc.)…
Local drinks such as buttermilk, tangy digestive water, thandai, aam panna (raw mango drink) and other traditional drinks…
Where you'll be
The experience would be hosted at my home in Chandigarh. Our dining table is suited for 6 guests. However, in case there are more we can do a buffet style fixture with guests utilising the drawing and dining area both. When the weather is conducive we can use our garden area as well which is well lit and beautiful with seasonal flowers and our own kitchen garden (usually in the cooler, non-rainy months)
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider…
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.
Please do let us know of any food allergies and level of spice (low, mild, high) you would like. Our food is usually mild to medium spicy. Let us know of any special requirements. Pets not allowed.
Artisanal Flavours of North India