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Visit the Market and Learn the Art of a Perfect Thali Meal in a Local Home provided by Traveling Spoon

Visit the Market and Learn the Art of a Perfect Thali Meal in a Local Home

Visit the Market and Learn the Art of a Perfect Thali Meal in a Local Home
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About
Learn to prepare an authentic Maharashtrian thali with a local cook. Your host is Reshma, a passionate foodie, who loves to share her culinary talents with her guests. Meet Reshma in her beautifully decorated apartment in Santacruz in North Mumbai. Together you'll visit the Santacruz Market and learn about local fruits, spices and vegetables. Return to Reshma's home where she will teach you to prepare a typical Maharashtrian dishes. This is a unique opportunity to learn to cook with a local in her kitchen. You'll leave with new cooking skills, a full stomach, and a new friend in Mumbai!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Reshma will welcome you into her apartment with a refreshing drink. You’ll then head to the Santacruz market (perhaps by rickshaw!) and may pick up some fresh ingredients for the meal that you will prepare together. Reshma will show you the different fruits, vegetables and spices available and explain how to select the best ones. During your cooking class with Reshma in her small kitchen, you can expect to learn to make 2-3 of the regional Maharashtrian dishes you will be eating. You may learn to prepare authentic dishes such as junka (gram flour), chicken masala or a seasonal vegetable, typical of what the family eats everyday.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
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.
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Reshma will welcome you into her apartment with a refreshing drink. You’ll then head to the Santacruz market (perhaps by rickshaw!) and may pick up some fresh ingredients for the meal that you will prepare together. Reshma will show you the different fruits, vegetables and spices available and explain how to select the best ones. During your cooking class with Reshma in her small kitchen, you can expect to learn to make 2-3 of the regional Maharashtrian dishes you will be eating. You may learn to prepare authentic dishes such as junka (gram flour), chicken masala or a seasonal vegetable, typical of what the family eats everyday.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P111
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Private cooking experience and market tour with your host Reshma
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra Please meet your host Rehsma at her home in Santacruz East neighborhood of Mumbai. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Private cooking experience and market tour with your host Reshma
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra Please meet your host Rehsma at her home in Santacruz East neighborhood of Mumbai. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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VirginieCP
Clermont-Ferrand, France7 contributions
Great experience
We took Rhesma cooking class in the SantaCruz area. She was very welcoming, and definatly passionate with food and showing us how to do it. The food was very good. I recommand!
Written 6 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stefon S
2 contributions
Every Bit of a Good Time!
Nov 2017 • Couples
Reshma was a great hostess and chef! My girlfriend and I were her first American guests and she treated us like family. Her home was also inviting, open, clean and beautiful. We started off the experience with a cup of refreshing rose lemonade. It was November, but still hot in Mumbai (Bombay), India, so the drink definitely helped cool us off. The most memorable dishes we helped prepare and ate there were Bharlea Vanga (Stuffed eggplant) and the Batata Wada! All of the food prepared was really delicious! We still talk about it and my mouth waters as I write this review! Thank you for your hospitality and hope to see you when you visit NYC.
Written 28 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SoupchickRI
Boston, MA95 contributions
Great fun!
Jan 2018 • Friends
We had a wonderful time with Reshma, who is an enthusiastic cook and good teacher. We began our class with a brief visit to a local market, where we tasted vegetables and learned about varieties that were only available in the winter, and how they're used. Back in her home kitchen, we helped prepare two of the dishes for the thali. Her assistant came at the end to make fresh from-scratch chappatis for us, which capped off a delicious dinner.
Written 3 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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