Reyna and her four friends and co-hosts will welcome you with a lime and saffron drink as they explain their cooking and eating philosophy. Their approach is to eating is an entirely organic, plant-based diet without the use of oil or sugar. While this might sound limiting, the food they prepare is diverse, exciting and delicious!
After getting to know each other you will depart for the neighborhood market. Reyna and her friends will teach you about the different kinds of fruits, vegetables and spices available. After your shopping trip is complete return home for a cooking demonstration. You will join Reyna in the kitchen to watch her prepare 2-3 authentic Indian dishes which will be served along with other dishes that were made in advance. Reyna has creative alternatives for every ingredient and can dish out just about any Indian dish without animal products, sugar or oil – and it’s delicious to boot!
Your meal might include sweet potato chaat, aloo tikki (potato croquettes), dal and rice (lentils with brown rice), salad, dahi vada (baked dumplings in almond milk sauce), kheer (rice pudding made with coconut milk), and modak (a sweet dumpling). Your five hosts come from different corners of India so your meal will give you a taste of north, south and west, a wonderful opportunity to try out the varied regional cuisines.
Please note, this is not a professionally guided experience, but rather an opportunity to visit an authentic, local home where you can meet a Mumbai resident and share the culture and cuisine together.