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3-hour Home Cooking Food tour with a local Family

What could be a more authentic experience to explore India than have a meal with a local family! Experience hospitality like no other with this home cooking class where you get access to a local’s home and where you’ll not only just eat authentic Indian cuisine but also get a chance to cook it along with them! Learn the recipe to make masala chai, local snacks of Pakoda, daal (lentils), curry, chapati (bread) and many more!

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3 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • All the food
    • Hotel pick-up and drop
    • English-speaking live guide
    • All the supplies and spices needed for preparation are included
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities (recommended)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh

    Experience true India, the most authentic of food and warmest of hospitality in this home-cooking tour which lets you inside the home of a local Indian family. The tour can run either in the day for lunch or during the evening for dinner depending upon your preference.
    Depending upon your choice you will be picked up by your guide (for lunch pickup will be at 12 noon, and for dinner pickup will be at 5 PM) post which you will head for meeting your local Indian family! Experience warm hospitality, something which Indians are known from the moment you enter the home.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh

    The chef of the family will brief you about the menu and you can get started with all the cooking. Begin with the quintessential Masala chai (tea), something India is known for! Learn how to make the perfect masala chai with pakoras (Potato appetizer) and then have it with the family over some hearty conversations!
    Your lunch or dinner will include a vegetarian meal of daal (lentils), curry (depending upon the season), raita (yogurt sauce), roti or chapati (flatbreads of wheat), rice and a dessert! You can learn to make all of this and know about the unique ingredients that give unique flavors to each dish!
    Post all the cooking, sit together to feast on this scrumptious food with the family and learn more about Indian culture and values! (we love to answer all your questions!)
    Once you’re done bid goodbye to the family and your guide will drop you back to your hotel.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in varanasi
    Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by G1 Experiences

Activity ID: V-122347P23

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