- Private Mumbai market visit, home cooking class, and lunch
- Learn to make traditional Parsi cuisine with a local cook in her home
- Shop for ingredients at bustling Grand Road Market
- Create classic Parsi dishes such as chicken pilau and 'jardalu na gosht' (lamb in apricot sauce)
- Feast on your meal with your home cook
- All ingredients, dishes, and nonalcoholic drinks included
- Private tour with a maximum of eight people
Departure & Return
Please meet your host Mahrukh at her home in Grant Road, Nana Chowk neighborhood of Mumbai. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
What To Expect
After your chat, set off to nearby Grand Road Market, a mass of stalls selling fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and other specialties. Peruse the stalls and watch as Mahrukh picks out the freshest ingredients. As you explore, tap into Mahrukh’s knowledge of local cuisine, learning its secrets and how it was influenced by the British and Gujarati community.
Next, return to the apartment for your cooking class. Learn how to prepare signature dishes such as akuri, chicken pulao, and daal (lentils).
Enjoy a traditional meal of dishes that might include saria with lagan nu achaar (rice crisps with date pickle), tam tamata prawns (spicy prawns), jardalu na gosht (slow-cooked lamb in apricot gravy), roast chicken, and lagan nu custard (nut-topped caramel custard with vermicelli and yogurt).
Afterward, say your goodbyes and leave with new recipes, a full stomach, and the knowledge you have a new friend in Mumbai. Your experience ends when you leave the apartment.
Please note: Food during this experience is meat-based, with no vegetarian alternatives offered. No alcoholic drinks are included. Mahrukh lives in a 6th-floor apartment, and because the elevator only travels to the 5th floor, you need to climb one flight of stairs to her apartment. Please bear in mind that this is not a professional cooking class, but a culinary and cultural experience in a home with a local resident.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- The host does not serve vegetarian food
- The apartment is on the 6th floor; the elevator only operates to the 5th floor, so you'll need to walk up one flight of stairs to the apartment
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- OPERATED BY Traveling Spoon, Inc
- 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.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Learn more about cancellations.
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff