Nidhi lives with her husband, in-laws and children in their ancestral home on the centrally located MG Road in a lovely neighborhood. Her children are the seventh generation to live in the home and every corner of the house has a story to tell. The beautiful structure, furniture and décor instantly transports you to another era.
Deeply rooted in local customs and traditions, Nidhi and her family partake in the ancient ritual of offering the first serving of a meal to God and have separate stoves for vegetarian and non-vegetarian cooking. Join Nidhi in her traditional kitchen for an authentic cooking demonstration.
Nidhi will introduce you to the food and flavors of Uttar Pradesh with some of her favorite recipes. She will demonstrate how to prepare 2-3 dishes such as dal tadka (lentils) and roti (flatbread) or a paneer gravy (fresh cheese), depending on the menu for that day. You might also get to try slow-cooked north Indian dishes such as baingan ka bharta (seasoned eggplant roast), methi aloo (fenugreek with potatoes), egg curry, kali mirch chicken (black pepper chicken) and gajar mattar (stir-fried peas and carrots). Enjoy the delicious meal and experience India from a local's perspective.
Please note, this is not a professional cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together.