Nepali Cooking Course - Day Class

Nepali Cooking Course - Day Class

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Abbie C
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Feb 2022 • Friends
A very cool experience, this is a true family run, local, authentic Nepali class. You are brought into the family home and taught how to cook the most well known dishes of Nepal: momos, dal baht, rice pudding, and selroti, as well as masala tea. They pick you up and drop you off at your hostel/hotel and take you to the market to buy some fresh produce, the rest of the produce is grown in their home garden!
Written March 12, 2022
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Cristina P
8 contributions
Aug 2022
After a few days of trekking we spent a week in Kathmandu. We were looking for cooking schools where we could take a Nepalese cooking course and the owner of the accommodation recommended us to do this course, without a doubt it was a success! Amrit and his wife were charming at all times, bringing us closer to the Nepalese culture through the kitchen. His kindness and affection conquered us, as much as the food that we prepared and tasted together.

Without a doubt, a highly recommended activity for all audiences. If we return to Nepal we would repeat without hesitation!

Eric and Chris!
Written August 21, 2022
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Florence N
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Solo
I did a full day cooking class here. Not only did I learn so many amazing techniques and recipes but I really felt like I was part of the family. It was from 9am to 5pm, and I got to cook and eat a vast variety of delicious Nepali food. Amrit and Sudesha were so knowledgeable and kind, and I am so happy I decided to go on their course. It was such an authentic day, and not only did I learn about Nepali food but also Nepali culture and the language as well.
Written September 5, 2022
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Drake
Mainz, Germany10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Amrit and his wife were fantastic. If you want to join a Nepalese family in their own home and cook some delicious food then this is the course for you. They offer lots of options on their website, will pick you up, and will spend as much time/as many days as you want to teach you how to cook real Nepalese dishes. Highly recommend, we are very glad we went! धन्यवाद!!!
Written April 5, 2022
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Adriaan Z
6 contributions
Oct 2022
This is a must in Kathmandu.

Amrit and his family are simply the best. They're so incredibly welcoming and the experience of cooking in their home was a highlight of my trip. Our open day happened to fall on a holiday, but rather than turning us away, they invited us to participate in the family celebration.

I love a good momo so learning how to make them was a plus.
Written November 8, 2022
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blndgenie
Canton, OH419 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
My family of 4 loved our afternoon cooking class with Amrit and his wonderful family----the food was outstanding and the company delightful. Amrit was unable to pick us up at our hotel since there were 4 of us, but gave us directions for the taxi driver to drop us at a nearby hotel where he was waiting. Do not be intimidated by the location of his kitchen and house----Kathmandu is a wild west kind of place---but trust me, the cost is extremely minimal and you will not be disappointed with the time you spend with this wonderful family. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this experience! If you have mobility issues this class would be difficult for you, as would be most of Nepal.
Written April 5, 2015
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Anton G
13 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
It was amazing and unique experience: to visit Nepali family and learn how to cook their national meals. The atmosphere in the kitchen was very friendly and the food was really delicious. I enjoyed this cooking class.
Written March 28, 2015
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Paul S
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
Stranded in Kathmandu due to the airport closure I had some unexpected extra time. The cooking class with Anu was a great way to spend the afternoon. Anu's younger brothers picked me up from my hotel and guided me to their home. The class was expertly delivered by Anu - who is both extremely friendly and a fantastic cook! Her brothers helped us out and watched on too which was cool as it really felt like I was hanging out in their home. The food was delicious too...which I credit to Anu...despite my rudimentary cooking skills. In particular the 'celebration bread' was amazing. I highly recommend this class if you're looking for something to do in Kathmandu which is a bit more relaxing than doing battle on the streets / temple circuit. This was really one of the highlights of my short stay in Kathmandu!
Written March 10, 2015
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stavroula j
Hobart, Australia7 contributions
Mar 2015
What a delight. I had a class on my own but nothing was left out. Amtit picked me up from my apartment and firstly we walked through the food market and the many ingredients used in Nepalese cooking were explained. Next we walked to Amrit's family home. What a privilege. In my many travels I've rarely been into people's homes. Amrit's daughter Anu did all the cooking class AMD works for 4 hours sharing all her skills in a very gentle and knowlegable manner. We ate all the amazing food with the family. What a joy.
Written March 7, 2015
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jamesalord
Oakland, CA2 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
My Nepalese cooking adventure began with my reaching out to Amrit a few weeks before travelling to Nepal and seeing if I could book a full day course. I received a prompt reply back from him letting me know that a Saturday during my stay would work and please send him my hotel details so that he could pick me up. The day of the course, he showed up in a car at my hotel driven by a neighbor right on time. He told me that he had some business to attend to in the city, so his daughter Anu would be running the class.

I had read that the house was in the "suburbs" of Kathmandu, but was surprised to see the city fall quickly away as we bumped along on the dusty, rutted roads into the Nepalese farmland. Soon enough (15 minutes?) we arrived at our destination - a small home situated at the side of a wheat field where sari-wearing women were harvesting grain with scythes.

A young woman came from the house and introduced herself as Anu, the daughter of Amrit. She invited me into the house (I was the only student that day as it was off-season.) The course started with Nepalese spice tea, then it was time to wash my hands and get down to work.

Anu's spoken English was excellent and we never had any problems communicating. Turns out she is getting a four year degree in the hospitality industry and is a second year student. Her current studies include Western, Mexican, Italian and English cuisines (Tira Misu seems to be of special interest).

Shortly after getting started, Anu started the fire. They have a small, wood-fueled clay stove in the cooking area in the house. The house is well ventilated (and the wood clean burning) so that it works very well and is not smoky. It was a treat to see someone work a fire so skillfully. I've cooked over both wood and charcoal, and it takes a practiced hand to make look easy. There is currently a fuel shortage in Nepal driven by political differences with India, so natural gas (tanks) are precious and saved for items that won't work well over a fire (like samosas and parathas.)

In the morning we made Dal Baht, momos, greens, chutney and rice. While eating, Anu's brother Asok joined us, as well as two young neighbor children and a cousin or two. After eating, an enthusiastic neighbor / former schoolteacher showed me the house he is building next door for his family. He is hoping to move in a few months and may even rent out a room if tourists want to stay in the countryside.

A good chunk of the afternoon was spent making celebration bread. It's like a doughnut that is deep-fried, but made by pouring liquid batter from your cupped hand into the hot oil. Tough to get good looking rings of fried bread but Anu demonstrated how it's done. A few of my attempts at least WERE rings. We also made parathas and samosas (much easier). Another cup of tea to eat with the breads, and then we were finished.

The family had originally been in Thamel, but their space was destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. Scrambling, and with the support of many former attendees of the course, they were able to buy the plot of land and build a house quickly. The earthquake drove many people out of the city and into areas that were previously farmland. As a result, you see buildings in the area surrounded by farmland -- the lot sold by the farmers is small and on the edge of their fields. It made me think of the suburban growth the SF Bay Area has gone through over the years.

Writing this review made me think about the aspects of the course that were my favorites. The cooking was fun and instructional as I had hoped. The greatest treat, however, was getting a glimpse into the Nepalese culture, hospitality, and life. I heartily recommend the course for anyone interested in these things.
Written May 8, 2016
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