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Private Mumbai Home Cooking Lesson and Grant Road Market Tour

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    Meet Mahrukh at her delightful apartment in South Mumbai, and savor a refreshing Parsi raspberry soda as you get to know a little about her, her family, and her culinary heritage.

    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, and chicken pilau 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 will 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.
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    Reviewed 2 January 2019

    We have spent a very good and tasty moment. Reshma is very nice and she explains all in details letting also the possibility to adapt the recipe according to your own tastes. We had a lunch all together and Reshma have added some other recipes...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

    A most wonderful few hours in the company of Mahrukh and her son, learning how to cook Parsi cuisine and of course tasting it afterwards. We were greeted by Mahrukh in her beautiful apartment and before leaving for the local market, shared some Parsi tea....More

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