Authenticook

Authenticook, Mumbai: Address, Phone Number, Authenticook Reviews: 5/5

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Experience homemade India. We provide unique culinary experiences hosted by locals at their homes for travellers and locals alike. Authenticook is the perfect avenue to explore the local Indian food scene and meet interesting and likeminded people. You can opt from cooking lessons, market visits, cooking demos and dining experiences with locals. We currently have empanelled hosts across multiple cities i.e. Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Goa, Bangalore, Fort Kochi, Pondicherry, Chennai, Lucknow, Amritsar & Pune. Each of these hosts have been on-boarded by the Authenticook team thereby ensuring the best experience for the guests.
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May Sari H
15 contributions
Family
We had wonderful home meal with Mrs. Gurpreet and family in Amritsar. It was a lovely experience, visiting local people, cook and ate lunch at their house.

We learnt how to cook Pakoda, Butter Chicken, Lemon Chicken and also Chapati. Complete set of meals, it was tasty, one of the best lunch that I had in India.

Thank you so much Mrs. Gurpreet, also Authentic Cook for your brilliant idea to share home cook experience with us.
Written February 7, 2020
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Hi May, Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your feedback & experience. We are glad you had an amazing time with our home-chef and got a sneak-peek into what Indian home and cooking is all about! Do spread the Authenticook cheer and looking forward to hosting you again!! Thanks, Team Authenticook.
Written February 7, 2020
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Nupur2803
Mumbai, India85 contributions
The moment I read authenticook announcing its 'Bundelkhandi Feast'...I knew I had to savor it...

One generally samples most of the cuisines in tidbits here and there...but Bundelkhandi Cuisine was an absolute new...and so an absolute must !!!

So I geared up on Sunday by skipping my breakfast so that my appetite was whetted just the right way and it just did that and more...

!! The THALI was an elaborate..exquisite..extensive..elegant bundelkhandi gastronomy !!

It started with a warm welcome by the hosthomechef Sangita in her beautiful home.
The afternoon salsa with food started with appetite enhancer 'aam panha' with roasted onions...and the twist of onions added a lovely flavor to the chilled drink....

The quintessential THALI consisted of a platter worthy of the wait ~

*Teen paaonwali daal ~ this was a usual nutritious daal with unusual tempering from a earthen diya ..wow!!

*Bundelkhandi baigan ~ the full luscious garlic at its center was such a bonus for a garlic lover like me...very flavorful...

*Besan waaley aalu ~ this was very different dish made from raw aamla, patato and besan and the curry was light...full of unique flavors.

*Dahi vada ~ was smooth and yet tangy sweet in taste.

*Birra ki roti ~ smeared with ghee this roti made of chana daal and wheatflor added the texture to the palate.

*Mahiri ~ the fragrance that wafted from the earthen pot in which it was cooked with buttermilk made you take larger portions.

*Bundelkhandi chicken - made in raw spices..it tasted as delicious as it looked.

Kuchumber..papad...chatni ...pickles as condiments.

By the time I finihed the thali ...I was satiated to the core.
All the dishes were made in pure ghee and so for this one afternoon..I left my calorie counter outside the door :)

While I was discussing the unique dishes with the diners, in came Sangita with the deserts...newe ki lkeer and imarti with sour curd.

The imarti with hung curg was the perfect seal to the gastronomical afternoon...even while writing this review...I am craving for it

A unique experience of of not oft heard or sampled cuisine of Bundelkhand...but I guess with authenticook in full swing ...we diners too would be sashaying around authentic food and cuisines like never before ~
Written July 11, 2017
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Hi, We are so glad you enjoyed the experience! Thank you for taking time out and writing such a lovely review. Hope to you see soon for more such experiences :) Thank you, Team Authenticook
Written August 18, 2017
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Leena G
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I have attended two meals with Authenticook ( Banarasi meal and Enchanting tales of Madhya Pradesh).

At both meals the food served had speciality dishes of the particular region. The food preparations were top class, both the home chefs were very warm and hospitable ladies and served food will lots of affection and provided lots of information on the dishes, region. All this was enjoyed over interesting conversations with fellow dinners.

I cant wait to try more meals with Authenticook and have recommended Authenticook meals to all my foodies friends.
Written June 12, 2017
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Hi, We are so glad you enjoyed the experience! Thank you for taking time out and writing such a lovely review. Hope to you see soon for more such experiences :) Thank you, Team Authenticook
Written August 18, 2017
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Nupur2803
Mumbai, India85 contributions
This was my first date so as to say with the Authenticook feast...and what an experience.The tag tine - 'Eat.Enjoy.Experience' lives up to it essence.

Right from the palate enhancer 'aam panna' to the desert "newe ki keer"...and to mouth cleanser 'mini paan'...it was a gastronomic adventure of sheer food delight.

The appetizer was the famous 'bhutte ka kees' and 'samosa' and 'khasta kachori chaat'..full of flavors and texture.

This was followed by two sets of main madhya pradesh specific courses - gakkad daal baati and baigan bharta...a reknowned delicacy of MP...followed by indori pilao, dudhi raita,khandwa aalak puri and bharwa aloo pyaaz baigan...along with its multi flavored condiments..

Truly sampled a slice of madhya pradesh in one lunch.Coupled with warm hospitality of host Sangeeta and family...it sure turned to be lovely and delicious June afternoon. Am definitely going to return here for more.

I am so happy to discover Aunthenticook. Its my answer to my search of informal fine dining. The first experience ensures that once a diner..always a diner.I know I am going to be a regular now on.

And the team of Ameya, Aneesh, Priyanka ensure that experience is glitch free and fully enriching. It was definitely more than what I had expected.

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Written June 5, 2017
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Hey Nupur, Thank you for taking the time out to share your feedback & experience. We are delighted to know that you had an amazing time with your Host. Do spread the Authenticook cheer and looking forward to hosting you again!! Thanks, Team Authenticook.
Written June 6, 2018
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Sneha
1 contribution
Friends
A complete 5 star experience. Enjoyed the CKP THALI very much. The food was lip-smackingly good. Gorged on the bombil bhaji, keema Pattice, chicken vade and kolambi chi khichdi and yes felt absolutely at home while eating the delicious crab curry.
Chef Manoj and homechef Madhavi were excellent hosts and extremely friendly. Yes special mention about the delicious chutney prepared by chef Manoj to go with the starters. Would love to be their guest again.
I would really like to rate this experience as 110 on 100. Thank you authentic cook and Manoj and Madhavi.
Written August 21, 2019
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Kate H
Haywards Heath, UK60 contributions
We are a family of serious foodies and this was an experience not to be missed. Jyashree and her charming husband and daughter were excellent hosts. Before dinner we visited a local temple and the vibrant colourful market. Although we have travelled extensively, it is always good to discover things one has never seen elsewhere in the world. Jyashree selflessly shared her secret recipes openly and has a clear passion for cooking which we very much appreciated. The food was delicious and we will definitely be trying her recipes out back home. The whole experience leaves us with great memories of our trip to Chennai. Highly recommended! Make sure you are hungry when you arrive!!!
Written August 12, 2019
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TGC
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
If you are hesitant about booking this class, just do it- I know I am so glad I did!

Richa and her lovely family welcomed me into their beautiful home for Sunday lunch. Richa is not only an excellent cook but also a teacher, really knowledgeable and patient with my questions.

We spent a long time in her kitchen cooking up a feast with delicious Kheer for dessert- everything was so tasty, and she made it look so easy.

Her family is also wonderful, they make you feel like an old friend visiting for lunch. I loved meeting them all!

A heartfelt thank you for a brilliant day. I will certainly repeat if I get the chance!
Written November 25, 2018
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Hey Gim777, Thank you for taking the time out to share your feedback & experience. We are glad you had an amazing time with your Host. Do spread the Authenticook cheer and looking forward to hosting you again!! Thanks, Team Authenticook.
Written December 24, 2018
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Shangy50
Dubai51 contributions
Family
We went to Malad west for this awesome experience of Bengali food. Sujata aunty and her family were great hosts. Food was finger licking delicious. Brinjal, Paneer in banana leaf, mutton and daal were all so delicious and were the best dishes that day. Dessert was nice as well. You should definately try this meal. It is authentic Bengali food and Sujata aunty has loads of passion when it comes to cooking. We were really well fed and looked after and quality and taste of food was 5 star
Written February 15, 2018
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Hey Shangy, Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your feedback & experience. We are glad you had an amazing time with your Host. Do spread the Authenticook cheer and looking forward to hosting you again!! Thanks, Team Authenticook.
Written June 6, 2018
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Suchishree C
Pune, India5 contributions
It was a great experience with the hosts displaying warm hospitality and serving us a delicious meal cooked with passion and pride. Mutton yakhni, Rogan Josh, Dum aloo, tave ka kukkad, mooli chutney, trikona parathas and Rice with Phirni and Kahwa
Written June 26, 2017
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Hey Suchishree, Thank you for taking the time out to share your feedback & experience. We are glad you had an amazing time with your Host. Do spread the Authenticook cheer and looking forward to hosting you again!! Thanks, Team Authenticook.
Written June 6, 2018
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73Dilip
Mumbai, India3 contributions
The hostesses of Assamese Bihu lunch was great. Excellent house with AC living room. The hots explained the various dishes & their nuances. The entire offerings were well laid on the dining table with 12 of us as guests. I enjoyed all the dishes i.e. both Veg. & Non Veg. Especially their pork preparations were out of this world. Mind you one doesn't come across Assamese food in a city like Mumbai but Authenticook made that possible. --Mr & Mrs Dilip Bhende
Written April 16, 2017
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Hi, We are so glad you enjoyed the experience! Thank you for taking time out and writing such a lovely review. Hope to you see soon for more such experiences :) Thank you, Team Authenticook
Written August 23, 2017
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