2. Delhi: Spice Market Guided Tour with Cooking Class & Dinner
Embark on a culinary journey through the vibrant streets of Old Delhi! Your day will begin with a private vehicle pick-up from your hotel, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will take you on a fascinating tour of the spice market. Explore the colorful and aromatic stalls and discover the incredible variety of spices and their uses in Indian cuisine. This is an unforgettable opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Old Delhi and gain a deeper understanding of Indian culture and cuisine. Old Delhi market provides a chance to witness one of the most organized yet chaotic and bustling markets in the world. Next, visit the breathtaking Jama Masjid, one of the largest and most famous mosques in India. Marvel at the stunning architecture and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this iconic landmark. For lunch, you will visit the famous Karim's restaurant (cost not included). A visit to this world-renowned restaurant is a must for anyone visiting Delhi. The curries are perfectly balanced in taste and spices, making for a delightful experience. Throughout the day, your guide will provide fascinating insights into Indian traditions, culture, cooking, history, and much more. The tour is fully customized to your requirements and expectations, and the host will discuss the menu in advance to ensure you have a truly personalized experience. After lunch, head to the host family's home for a truly authentic cooking class. Enjoy an evening tea with Indian snacks before diving into the cooking experience. Learn traditional recipes and tips to recreate the exact taste at home and savor the flavors of your own cooking during an elaborate dinner with your host family. Indulge in an elaborate and immersive cooking experience where you'll learn the art of making the famous Indian evening tea snack, fritter. The host has a unique recipe that will keep these crispy delights fresh for hours, and the taste is so divine, you'll be whipping them up effortlessly in your own kitchen. But that's not all - you'll also learn to make Masala Tea, lovingly called chai, and enjoy a relaxing tea time that will rejuvenate your senses for the cooking class. Served with three delectable Indian snacks, this tea time will be a treat for your taste buds. After tea, it's time to get your hands dirty in the kitchen! The host will have a few main and side dishes ready, and you'll be a part of the cooking process for 2-3 main dishes. Want to focus on a specific dish? No problem – this is a fully customized experience where you can plan your learning experience as per your desires. Their suggested menu includes a delectable curry dish (chicken/mutton), a mouth-watering Paneer (cottage cheese) preparation, a lentil dish, a seasonal veggie, a potato dish, and an elaborate Biryani - all followed by a homemade Indian dessert. The host recommends focusing on learning the curry, Biryani, and a veggie/lentil dish to truly master the art of Indian cooking.