Visit the Market and Learn the Art of a Perfect Thali Meal in a Local Home


This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Reshma will welcome you into her apartment with a refreshing drink. You’ll then head to the Santacruz market (perhaps by rickshaw!) and may pick up some fresh ingredients for the meal that you will prepare together. Reshma will show you the different fruits, vegetables and spices available and explain how to select the best ones. During your cooking class with Reshma in her small kitchen, you can expect to learn to make 2-3 of the regional Maharashtrian dishes you will be eating. You may learn to prepare authentic dishes such as junka (gram flour), chicken masala or a seasonal vegetable, typical of what the family eats everyday.

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4 hours
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Why take this tour?

Learn to prepare an authentic Maharashtrian thali with a local cook. Your host is Reshma, a passionate foodie, who loves to share her culinary talents with her guests. Meet Reshma in her beautifully decorated apartment in Santacruz in North Mumbai. Together you'll visit the Santacruz Market and learn about local fruits, spices and vegetables. Return to Reshma's home where she will teach you to prepare a typical Maharashtrian dishes. This is a unique opportunity to learn to cook with a local in her kitchen. You'll leave with new cooking skills, a full stomach, and a new friend in Mumbai!

What’s included?

  • Dinner

  • Private cooking experience and market tour with your host Reshma

  • Bottled water

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

About operator:

Traveling Spoon provides travelers with private, authentic food experiences, from homemade meals to cooking classes and market tours, with local hosts in their homes.

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