Get an inside look into Mumbai’s cuisine on a 4-hour private market and cooking experience with a local home cook. Meet your host for drinks and snacks in an apartment, and shop at Crawford Market for fresh ingredients. Then, enjoy an in-home class, making vegetarian specialties like sweet 'daal' (Gujariti lentils) and 'puris' (puffed bread). Afterward, savor them as a delicious meal, served in royal Indian style on a silver 'thali' platter.
Your host, Pallavi
Travel independently to Pallavi’s apartment in South Mumbai. Be welcomed into her spacious, elegant home and get to know a little about her over chaas (buttermilk) and Gujarati snacks like dhokla (rice and chickpea batter), khandvi (savory bites), and patra (colocasia leaves).
As you chat, hear how Pallavi, who will be wearing a traditional sari, was taught to cook by her family and the family’s maharaj (cook). Then, visit Crawford Market for ingredients. Peruse the fruit, vegetable, and homeware stalls of this vast marketplace, and shop for fresh local produce.
Return to the apartment kitchen and meet the maharaj, who, alongside Pallavi, will host your class. Learn to make shrikhand (sweet yoghurt dish), puris, and a sweet daal. You might also create baingan bhartha (roasted eggplant, onions, and tomatoes), bajra roti (millet flatbread), aloo and gobi sabzi (stir-fried potato and cauliflower), and other vegetable specialties.
When everything's ready, savor your creations served on a silver thali platter — the true royal treatment. Get additional culinary tips and learn about everyday life in Mumbai from Pallavi as you eat.
Lastly, take your leave with a full stomach, new recipe ideas, and a new friend in Mumbai.
Please note: Pallavi only cooks vegetarian food and does not serve alcohol. This is not a professional cooking class, but rather a cooking, dining, and cultural experience in the home of a local person.