Private Cooking Class in Mumbai

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From $120.00

12 reviews   (4.92)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Mumbai, Mumbai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Learn about traditional spices and Indian cooking techniques with a local family in Mumbai. Discover the culture and cuisine inside an Indian kitchen and learn how to prepare classic dishes, such as paranthas, paneer, chicken and chapattis.

What's Included

Hotel/ airport/ port pickup and drop-off

Local host

Lunch or dinner

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 9 - 99

Additional Info

  • For cruise ship passengers, you must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time. Meeting point is at the green gate for cruise passengers (5 minutes walking distance from the ter
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer.
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • If pickup is from the airport, you must provide your flight arrival information.
  • Minimum age is 9 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


Very special and memorable experience
johnhatVQS, 14-09-2022
Rahul was an excellent guide and spoke very good English. It was very interesting to see the market and pottery making in Dharavi. It was a very special experience to be welcomed into his home and learn to make a fantastic meal with his wife. We made chicken biryani, paneer tikka masala, chapati, and a dessert all of which were fantastic.
Superb In-Home Cooking Class Experience!
Gary_P, 23-01-2020
A wonderful time was had at the cooking class in a private home. Our host was most gracious, explaining the types of spices and methods of layering the ingredients for the best results. The food was excellent and participating in preparing dishes was an added plus. Highly recommend this experience for anyone looking for an enjoyable afternoon or evening in Mumbai!
Great day...
ov12355, 19-10-2019
What a great day out...
Please dont leave Mumbai and not have a visit to Jenny and her staff.
Jenny went out of her way to make us feel so welcome and I have to say what a great Chef we have learned so much about proper Indian cooking. All the tours and trips we did in India this is the one that stayed with us. Love Mumbai...Love India....Love you Jenny...
Must do while in Mumbai
jja1105, 06-09-2019
Thank you to Jenny for a fantastic afternoon! We were very welcomed into Jenny’s home for an afternoon of cookery, learning to make 5 different vegetarian dishes. Jenny took the time to talk us through the dishes and to answer all our questions. It was very interesting to learn about Jenny’s life and background. Would definitely recommend it while visiting Mumbai!
Unique and delicious cooking lesson in the home of an Indian family - highly recommend Harsha
Maren_B, 16-11-2022
Short-form: This is a unique experience to go inside the home of an Indian family and gain hands-on experience preparing authentic food.

Raul and his wife Harsha were attentive, gracious and knowledgable hosts during our cooking class. Raul was easy to understand. Harsha gave us plenty of opportunity to participate in the cooking.

Their home, located in the Dharavi slum, was a 45 minute drive from the cruise ship terminal, but it was very interesting to see the city out the window. The transportation was comfortable and Raul was in close communication with us from the time of booking. They welcomed us with bottled water then taught us how to make the masala chai which seems to be the favorite beverage in Mumbai.

Over three hours, Harsha demonstrated how to prepare chicken tikka masala, panneer and chapati. Our cooking lesson began by sautéing tomatoes, red onions, garlic, green chilies, and ginger in grapeseed oil. As the mixture cools, we prepare the dough for the chapati. Harsha prepares this bread three times per day for her family.

Allowing the dough to rest, we return to the sautéed vegetables, which are now cool enough to blend to a paste which forms the base for the masala sauce. We divide the sauce into two pots and add seasonings: coriander, cumin and chili power in the pot for the chicken and chili powder and garam masala in the pot for the paneer. Later we add the cubed chicken and bones to the pressure cooker pot and the cubes of paneer – which resembles a firm cottage cheese similar in texture to tofu – to the other pot. In between, Harsha prepares a sweet dessert with boiled milk, cardamom, cashews and almonds. She presses it into a tart pan and chills it before turning back to the chapati dough. She teaches us how to roll it wafer thin, exerting just a bit of pressure on a mini rolling pin. We slip the flat disks into a dry hot pan to cook, flip it, then finish it directly on the burner, which makes it puff up like a balloon. She plucks it from the burner with tongs, stacks it on a plate and brushes it with ghee (clarified butter). We cannot resist the samples she hands us!

When the food is almost ready, Raul asks if we will be comfortable sitting on the floor. The family usually eats here on the floor to avoid carrying the food and plates up the steep stairs to the second floor. Harsha serves the food in rimmed tin plates. Raul brings each pot to us, trying to spoon more food onto our plates and Harsha cooks fresh, hot chapati to sop up the delicious sauce. These people are generous and kind in sharing their way of life and I am grateful for the experience.

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