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Cook, Talk & Dine with Indian Family

Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 11 reviews.New Delhi, IndiaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Nidhi

4 hours
Indian
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This experience is targeting those travellers who wish to gain an insight about an Indian home and interact with a middle class family of four- me, my husband and two teenage children. You'll get to see how homes in India are styled and furnished and how a family lives in India.

Itinerary-

1. Upon arriving, you'll be given a traditional Indian welcome.

2. Thereafter, you will be served Indian drinks like "Khas" or "Shikanjvi".

3. Prepare snacks like Bhelpuri, Dhokla, Samosa etc. The food prepared wouldn't be restricted to just Northern India.

4. Move on to prepare the dinner. We'll make a Punjabi dish called "Chole Bhathure" or north Indian cuisine like "Daal Makhni and Naan". We can also make a South Indian dish like "Dosa" and "Pav Bhaji".

5. We all have sweet cravings, don't we? For the dessert, we'll prepare delicious "Rava Kesri Halwa" or "Gulab Jamun".

How this experience is different from other food-tasting/cooking classes?
* completely hands on and engaging experience
* discover the culinary heritage and cultural values of India, and not just restricted to food
* learn about Indian family values, food habits, and etiquette
*taste food from all states and regions of India
* sit, talk and relax while getting to know each other's cultures. You get a chance to interact with an Indian family rather than an individual
This experience is targeting those travellers who wish to gain an insight about an Indian home and interact with a middle class family of four- me, my husband and two teenage children. You'll get to see how homes in India are styled and furnished and how a family lives in India.

Itinerary-

1. Upon arriving, you'll be given a traditional Indian welcome.

2. Thereafter, you will be served Indian drinks like "Khas"…

Nidhi's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    And a quick guide on how to dance to the beats of bollywood music!
  • Drinks
    Any one of the above based on your preference
From ₹2,499
/ person
Thu, 29 Oct
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
₹2,499 per person
₹2,499 per person
Fri, 30 Oct
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
₹2,499 per person
₹2,499 per person
Sat, 31 Oct
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
₹2,499 per person
₹2,499 per person

Meet your host, Nidhi

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 11 Reviews
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I am a homemaker and very passionate about cooking. I have been using my skills to make exquisite delicacies since the past 20 years. Being a perfect host comes naturally to me. I frequently host kitty parties and get-together events at my home and am always complimented for my cooking, with people asking me to teach them how to make a particular dish. In India, it is believed food made with love and warmth tastes much better than a chef in a restaurant who is just doing his job. Come, experience the taste of Indian food made by an Indian woman, expert in cooking. Your taste buds would thank you! My husband, Roopak, shall be my co-host for the Experience. Welcoming Guests in our home and showing Indian culture to Guests is his passion.
I am a homemaker and very passionate about cooking. I have been using my skills to make exquisite delicacies since the past 20 years. Being a perfect host comes naturally to me. I frequently host kitty parties and get-together events at my home and am always complimented for my cooking, with people asking me to teach them how to make a particular dish. In India, it is believed food made with love and warmth tastes much better than a chef in a restaurant who is just doing his job. Come, experienc…
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Where you'll be

We will conduct the class in our home, which is just 30 minutes from International Airport. Guests are free to explore the house, see how Indian homes are styled, how a middle class Indian family lives and what kitchen utensils are used.

Guests will also get to use 'Party Sink', eat under ‘Airbnb Lamp’ and see ‘Mini Netherlands’ in our home.

Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Steve
February 2020
What a wonderful evening. We were made to feel very special by the whole family. The food was delicious and it was extra special to share with the family. We learnt a lot about family and Indian culture. Would highly recommend this experience
What a wonderful evening. We were made to feel very special by the whole family. The food was delicious and it was extra special to share with the family. We learnt a lot about…
Navin
February 2020
A lovely family who shared their home with us to learn about Indian food and culture. They are well travelled and love to engage with people from around the world! A very pleasant and lovely experience though the location was a bit far for us
A lovely family who shared their home with us to learn about Indian food and culture. They are well travelled and love to engage with people from around the world! A very pleasant…
Karin
January 2020
Nidhi and Roopak are such a lovely couple. Since the day I booked she has been in touch via WhatsApp. She wished me a Merey Christmas, New Year via text,text when I landed in Delhi offered her advice and help if I needed while being here. I was met outside their apartment building when I arrived. Their lovely daughter joined us for the evening. I cannot recommend this experience enough. Nidhi has a passion and love for cooking. She is also a very talented lady that makes the most beautiful art. They are so gracious to show them around their home, thank you. They are proud of their home and so lovely to hear about their travel experiences. Nidhi gets you involved in the prep and cooking and I learned so much. She send me a proposed menu a week ahead, asked about any preferences and allergies. The food was delicious. She even made me paneer that was not on the menus after she heard me saying I love paneer, thank you that was so special. One of the other guest had her birthday and they surprised her with a cake, who even does that! The food was delicious, so was the masala tea and the fresh coconut water. To top off the evening we even were gifted a chopping board each we all admired! I can’t wait to get home to use mine to chop veggies. Last but not least Nidhi send you the recipes via WhatsApp by the time you get back to your hotel. I took a Uber but they will also collect you from the closet metro stop to their home. All I can say is book with Nidhi you will not regret it. This was my first Airbnb experience and it exceeded my expectations. Shukriya 💜
Nidhi and Roopak are such a lovely couple. Since the day I booked she has been in touch via WhatsApp. She wished me a Merey Christmas, New Year via text,text when I landed in Delhi…
Stacy
January 2020
My family of four spent our final evening in India with Nidhi, her husband, and her 20 year old daughter. After traveling through India and Nepal for 16 days, it was nice to culminate our trip with a welcoming and warm evening in their home. There were five guests in total, and the first guest picked out the menu, so we did not have much flexibility with this, but we did book the day before. Communication with Nidhi was easy and she was understanding of our tardiness due to traffic. The menu included masala chai tea, mix vegetable pakora, kaddu ki sabzi, and rava kesri halva. The family was very kind and welcoming, from meeting us at the gate of their apartment, providing us with parting gifts, assisting us in planning and orchestrating a surprise birthday cake for one of our family members, and ensuring we had an uber back to our hotel. We would recommend this activity for those who want a break away from the restaurant and street food scene in Delhi and would like a nice home cooked meal for the evening.
My family of four spent our final evening in India with Nidhi, her husband, and her 20 year old daughter. After traveling through India and Nepal for 16 days, it was nice to culmin…
Helena
December 2019
This was a wonderful experience. Nidhi communicates the menu to you before you get there which gets your stomach ready to enjoy. Our cab was kindly arranged and clearly marked for us to find and was also able to drop us at the airport after the experience. We are sorry for the inconvenience of not doing back to the same location. Nidhi and her family have a beautiful apartment, it's very welcoming. The night went between chatting and cooking and had a lovely flow to the whole night. The family is so kind and we had a great night. They went above and beyond with their hospitality! I am very grateful to them sharing their lives with us for that night. Nidhi's cooking was delicious and I will be trying some of what I learned on my own now. I highly recommend signing up to spend time with this family!
This was a wonderful experience. Nidhi communicates the menu to you before you get there which gets your stomach ready to enjoy. Our cab was kindly arranged and clearly marked for…
Yasmine
December 2019
We had a great time with Nidhi and Roopak! Definetely recommended. Very personal and special as you visit them in their own home.

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Dietary preferences

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.
Shellfish allergy
Egg-free
Pescatarian
Fish allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

You can have the Experience on the day you arrive in Delhi or the day you leave due to the proximity of location to Airport. Nevertheless, you can plan it on any other day too. We use RO filtered water in cooking and provide bottled water for drinking. You can have access to Free Wifi at our home.

What to bring

Nothing! Just bring smiles and positivity along with you!

Recipes shall be shared after the Experience.