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Private Market Tour & Vegetarian Cooking Class & Meal in a Local Jaipur Home provided by Traveling Spoon

Private Market Tour & Vegetarian Cooking Class & Meal in a Local Jaipur Home

Private Market Tour & Vegetarian Cooking Class & Meal in a Local Jaipur Home
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Start your Rajasthani culinary journey with a visit to the local street market. Discover local, seasonal produce and purchase a few Rajasthani ingredients for your cooking class. Return to Shalini's home and together with her mother-in-law, learn to cook a vegetarian, Rajasthani meal. After cooking, share the meal you helped prepare with Shalini and her family at the dining table. Your meal will also include additional dishes prepared in advance by Shalini and her family.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P265
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Private market tour and cooking class with your host Shalini • Homecooked meal • Non-alcoholic beverages • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Gratuities • Dinner
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan Please meet your host Shalini at her home in central Jaipur. Exact address and directions can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Inclusions
Private market tour and cooking class with your host Shalini • Homecooked meal • Non-alcoholic beverages • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Gratuities • Dinner
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan Please meet your host Shalini at her home in central Jaipur. Exact address and directions can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Menu may vary depending on the season
If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
Private, personalized experience
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Ready4thenextplace
Cincinnati, OH35 contributions
It’s a Family Affair!
We loved our evening with Shalini and her family. Our neighborhood shopping trip was enlightening-who knew there was a department store behind those modest doors? Her husband was engaging, the boys delightful and the prep partnership with her mother was endearing. My husband was a reluctant participant and he enjoyed the evening as much as I did. The cooking experience was well organized. I still marvel at the process of four people preparing a multi course meal in a small kitchen with no oven and only two burners. But Shalini managed it with grace and ease! The food was delicious. She even accommodated my request for no hot spices. The evening exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend.
Written March 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michelle O
11 contributions
A wonderful experience in Jaipur
Sep 2019 • Couples
Shalini is amazing!! We arrived and sat down to be introduced to her family. Then out to the market to pick what we needed to cook.
Cooking with Shalini is tough.... she made me work hard.... like Cinderella (i’m only joking) and the food was the tastiest ever....the ice cold water was needed :-)
One of the highlights in our 3 week travels across India and i’ve kept in touch with Shalini since returning home :-)
Written March 20, 2020
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Sue S
15 contributions
Many thanks Shalini
Jan 2020
The great thing about cooking with Shalini was not only the market tour, working in her large spacious kitchen, learning how create an authentic home cooked Indian meal, talking with her family BUT the follow-up text that included "how to" instructions for replicating all of the delicious foods we prepared together. Jaipur is a fascinating city, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Shalini and her family in Incredible India. Namaste !
Written February 26, 2020
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Jane TW
1 contribution
A Delightful Evening
Jan 2020
This was one of our favorite memories while visiting India. Shalini and her family welcomed us into their home. We toured her neighborhood to a market, and a fresh vegetable stand. She designed our meal around the vegetables we chose. We all ( 5 of us) took turns preparing our dinner in her kitchen, under her guidance. What a great teacher, wonderful family, and great food.
I highly recommend this evening
Thank you
Written February 23, 2020
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mareeg54
Caloundra, Australia10 contributions
Thanks Shalini!!!!!!!
Feb 2020
Shalini is a beautiful soul and was so caring and delightful to us. Helped in the kitchen and we really enjoyed the supermarket tour and the selection of vegetables from the local vegie shop. we got to choose which vegies we would like to cook. She makes it very comfortable and we also enjoyed her mother-in-law who is also a major cook in the kitchen, and loved showing us some of her photos.
Wonderful to meet her normal family and share an idea how a typical Indain family lives and cooks?

Thank you Shalini we would definitly recommend to all our friends and if we make it back will come again?
Written February 20, 2020
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IevaLTU
1 contribution
Nice evening with Shalini and her family!
Jan 2020
Two of us had a great evening cooking with Shalini and her mother-in-law and then sharing a meal with her family. The food was simple, but super tasty! This cooking class is a great way to experience India from inside. Highly recommended!
Written February 10, 2020
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petitbout59
Perth, Australia45 contributions
Happy we chose this as one of our two evenings in Jaipur
Dec 2019
This was a wonderful evening where we got to meet Shalini and her family who were all very friendly and welcomed us into their home. After chai and pakoras, Shalini took us to the local supermarket and fruit and veg shops where we could purchase spices, Indian cooking utensils etc if we wished, and then select produce to cook with. We got to watch Shalini and her mother in law demonstrate their cooking expertise in the kitchen (and got to try making a few things ourselves!) and then sit down to a delicious meal.

We left with happy tummies and feeling like we had made new friends. Shalini went out of her way to provide a positive experience, happily accommodating the needs of our vegan daughter and chilli-shy husband, later sending recipes for some of the dishes, and offering ongoing cooking advice from afar should we wish.

Would definitely recommend this experience, its much more than a cooking class and you couldn't meet a more welcoming host. Thanks Shalini :)
Written January 26, 2020
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Nathalie L
2 contributions
Lovely experience
Jan 2020 • Couples
Shalini and her family were so lovely with us that night. At first she offered to us a delicious chai, then show us how to make a tipical Indian snak. After that, with her mon, we cooked several dishes as Dahl and sweet and salty pumpkin, even we made paratha!!! The hole cooking experience was amazing and to finalize we ate everything, sharing with this lovely family. Highly recommended, is the first time we take this kind of private class and must to say was much better than a groupal one.
Written January 24, 2020
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Clare D
3 contributions
Delicious home cooked meal
Jan 2020 • Friends
We really enjoyed the class. Shelani catered for my tricky diet - vegan & gluten free. The food was delicious. we tried new veggies - bottlegourd & tinde. Her family was welcoming and it was a lovely experience.
Written January 23, 2020
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Barbara
4 contributions
Truly grateful to experience a day in the life
Jan 2020
Shalini is a wonderful host! She has a lovely family, they made us feel right at home.

The tour itself was very informative, we learned about all the different ingredients she uses, many of which we had never heard of! We got to choose two vegetables for our meal and both ended up being delicious dishes. We also picked up a fresh coconut for drinking its water and fruits for snacking, which the children also appreciated.

As there were four of us, we were a bit crowded in the kitchen, so we each spent time focusing on a particular dish rather than the whole meal. However, in making breads, we all got a turn, which made for a fun friendly competition!

We're so glad we decided to do this cooking class. Shalini's home made for a much warmer and cozier environment than those cooking classes done out of professional kitchens with stations for pairs/groups. Our family loved feeling like we were a part of Shalini's family for the evening. We would absolutely return given the chance in the future!
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Delicious meal and wonderful experience
Shalini taught us how to make Mattar Paneer and Naan and, although we were total amateurs, the outcome was deliciou
Tsjo90
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Amazing evening and incredible food
We had a fantastic evening with the family, they were so warm and friendly and welcoming, we felt like we were just
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Amazing experience! Shalini and family were so friendly. Would highly recommend.
Was a great experience. Loved learning the secrets of a good chai tea and learning about the different spices for t
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From now on I am an Indian chef..!
Me and my girlfriend had a great experience at Shveta’s home where she thought us how to make northern Indian dishe
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Wonderful class with Shveta
My boyfriend and I had an awesome time cooking with Shveta! She is such a sweet person who reallt welcomed us in he
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Magnificent friendly family food experience
We had a wonderful time visiting Shalini and her family in Jaipur. From walking into her neighbourhood and seeing a
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cooking class
Fantastic experience with a wonderful, warm family. From the moment we stepped into their home, all of the families
lizzie-the-veggie
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Cooking with Shalini
This was a half day cooking activity including a walk through the local stores to see all types of cooking utensils
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Authentic Cooking experience
We were welcomed into this home, with so much respect, as well a,s being a fun experince for a group of 5 ladies.
Gail C
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Cooking class
Fantastic experience. Welcomed into the family home. Helped make dinner and learned a lot about indian foods and cu
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Great experience
I really enjoyed visiting Shalini’s home and watching her and her mother-in-law preparing some delicious authentic
Naomi M
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Cooking Class with Shalini
Our time with Shalini and her family was one of our most treasured experiences in India. We cooked some delicious
travelingwithmyself
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Amazing Cooking Class
We had the best time with Shalini and her family. From her going the extra mile to give us directions to welcoming
usacarib
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Great cooking class in a friendly home
I was traveling solo through Jaipur for a few days and wanted to try a different experience besides the typical sig
Gwen B
Gwen B
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Wonderful cooking experience
Myself and my partner went on this cooking class and absolutely loved it. Shalini and her family were so welcoming
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