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Host: Roshni

Kochi (Cochin), India

USD
$54-$88 per person

Traditional Kerala Christian feast overlooking the backwaters

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Roshni

Roshni and her husband are hoteliers, which means they have hospitality in their blood. Roshni is passionate about cooking and baking, especially about introducing the depth and flavor of traditional Syrian Christian food to travelers.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-12 guests) In her contemporary Ernakulam apartment with a beautiful view of the Kerala backwaters, Roshni offers you dishes such as a mouth-watering fish curry, karimeen pollichathu (marinated fish grilled in banana leaves), succulent mutton stew, and perfectly cooked fresh vegetables (her verdant green beans with freshly grated coconut and beta-carotene drenched tapioca kappa, are so amazing, they may supplant the meat dish as your favorite).

Cooking experience: (1-12 guests) Roshni will demonstrate how to prepare two or three traditional Christian Kerala dishes, as well as how to pour appams, a pillowy South Indian rice flour pancake. Once the meal is ready, join her husband George for a meal that also includes dishes she prepared in advance with help from her staff.

Notes: Roshni is a traditional host who prefers to serve her guests hot food, so she may not sit with you at the dining table during the meal. However, her husband George will be there, sharing his wife's lovingly prepared feast.

Languages spoken: English, Malayalam

Traveler reviews

Roshni's home was beautiful with sliding glass doors on a top floor in a beautiful apartment building, looking at over the ocean. The food and the cooking lesson were wonderful. An absolutely fantastic experience. Can't wait for my next experience with Traveling Spoon.
- Sandy

This experience with Roshni in Cochin was the best way to experience the local culture and cuisine of Kerala.
- Mike

We loved cooking with Roshni! Our experience exceeded our expectations.
- Anne

My Traveling Spoon experience with Roshni was the highlight of my trip to India! I would jump at the chance to do another wherever in the world I might travel next.
- Jane

My best meal in India.
- Amara

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Roshni

$54-$88 USD

per person
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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$64 $58 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$88 $88 $68
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$64 $58 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$88 $88 $68
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm

Meet Roshni

Roshni and her husband are hoteliers, which means they have hospitality in their blood. Roshni is passionate about cooking and baking, especially about introducing the depth and flavor of traditional Syrian Christian food to travelers.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-12 guests) In her contemporary Ernakulam apartment with a beautiful view of the Kerala backwaters, Roshni offers you dishes such as a mouth-watering fish curry, karimeen pollichathu (marinated fish grilled in banana leaves), succulent mutton stew, and perfectly cooked fresh vegetables (her verdant green beans with freshly grated coconut and beta-carotene drenched tapioca kappa, are so amazing, they may supplant the meat dish as your favorite).

Cooking experience: (1-12 guests) Roshni will demonstrate how to prepare two or three traditional Christian Kerala dishes, as well as how to pour appams, a pillowy South Indian rice flour pancake. Once the meal is ready, join her husband George for a meal that also includes dishes she prepared in advance with help from her staff.

Notes: Roshni is a traditional host who prefers to serve her guests hot food, so she may not sit with you at the dining table during the meal. However, her husband George will be there, sharing his wife's lovingly prepared feast.

Languages spoken: English, Malayalam

Traveler reviews

Roshni's home was beautiful with sliding glass doors on a top floor in a beautiful apartment building, looking at over the ocean. The food and the cooking lesson were wonderful. An absolutely fantastic experience. Can't wait for my next experience with Traveling Spoon.
- Sandy

This experience with Roshni in Cochin was the best way to experience the local culture and cuisine of Kerala.
- Mike

We loved cooking with Roshni! Our experience exceeded our expectations.
- Anne

My Traveling Spoon experience with Roshni was the highlight of my trip to India! I would jump at the chance to do another wherever in the world I might travel next.
- Jane

My best meal in India.
- Amara

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$64 $58 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$88 $88 $68
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$64 $58 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$88 $88 $68
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
FAQ

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    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

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    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

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