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3-Hour Private Cooking Lesson and Meal in a Bangalore Home

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    What to Expect
    Archana lives in a modest and clean apartment with her husband Rajesh and their two children. A native of Bangalore, Archana is a warm and inviting host with whom you will immediately feel at ease. She started cooking as a teenager and learned to make traditional Gowda dishes from her mother and mother-in-law.

    Archana will welcome you into her traditional home. Enjoy a welcome drink of paanaka (lemonade sweetened with sugar) while snacking on a variety of starters such as kosambari (lentil salad), neruli bajji (fried onion fritters), or crisp snacks like nippat, chakli or usli.

    Roll up your sleeves and join Archana in the kitchen for a hands-on cooking class. You will learn to prepare 2-3 traditional Gowda dishes such as bisi bele huli anna (a savory dish of rice, vegetables and lentils). Enjoy the delicious meal you helped prepare with Archana on the floor to eat your meal off of a banana leaf in the traditional way.

    Main dishes might also include holige (a lentil-stuffed flatbread), ragi mudde (millet flour balls which are typically eaten in rural Karnataka state), mamsada saaru (stewed mutton), followed by traditional Gowda sweets for dessert. Please note that if you would prefer to eat at a table, please make a note when you confirm your experience and Archana can provide a table and chairs.

    Leave with a full belly, new recipes, a true glimpse into a local's life, and lifelong memories.

    Please note, this is not a professional cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together. This home does not have air conditioning so it can get hot in the warmest months of March - May.
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    Departure Point
    Baldota Spring Woods, Telecom Colony, Virupakshapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560097, India
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Private cooking class with your host Archana
    • Bottled water
    • Beverages
    • Local host
    • Gratuities
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • A maximum of 4 people per booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We had an amazing evening! Our host and his wife were very hospitable! Our cooking experience was fun: we prepared a few dishes under their guidance and supervision! We later on, had the opportunity to sit and enjoyed a very nice meal (great food, great conversation). We
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    Response from Traveling Spoon R, Guest Relations Manager at 3-Hour Private Cooking Lesson and Meal in a Bangalore Home
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
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    This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our family, and we are so grateful we were able to meet Archana and her family, and spend the afternoon together. We are a traveling, homeschooling family (myself, my husband and our 11-year-old daughter). My daughter loves to
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    I am currently in Bangalore, India for work with a few others and we decided to do a cooking class together. I found BInu's page on Traveling Spoon and was very excited at the prospect of doing an authentic Indian cooking class in her home. First of all, Binu's home is
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    For the 3 hour cooking class, you would enjoy a vast menu for making and also learning. This is done by practical approach, you would carry out the cooking in front of experts and then you would have lunch program also to taste what you made
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    This is a tour for those wishing to get off of the beaten path and have a truly local India experience. I was in Bangalore on business and I took a coworker who lives there, although these foods were new to him too. Archana and her family greeted us at their place. Her entire
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