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Host: Shveta

Jaipur, India

USD
$28-$54 per person

North Indian meal in a Jaipur suburb

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Shveta

Shveta, a former primary school teacher who runs a homestay in a suburb of Jaipur, learned how to cook from her mother. Her husband, Kul, heads an oil company. World travelers, they are an ideal couple with Shveta cooking and Kul entertaining.

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: (1-13 guests) Your experience starts with Shveta and Kul welcoming you into their contemporary home filled with beautiful sounds of Indian music. After your welcome drink of nimbu pani or jal jeera (a savory drink of mint, lemon, and cumin), join Shveta and Kul at their dining table to enjoy dishes that range from aloo tikki (potato kebab) or pakora (fried vegetables in chickpea batter) to chicken curry, rajma (kidney beans) or chick pea masala, vegetables of the season, dal (lentils), salad, roti (Indian bread), jeera rice (cumin scented rice) and dessert. Dishes cooked may even include organic vegetables Shveta grows on her rooftop.

Cooking experience: (1-12 guests) Learn how to prepare a traditional North Indian meal with Shveta in her kitchen. You will help prepare 3-5 dishes such as aloo gobhi (cauliflower and potatoes), chicken curry, daal and Indian bread before enjoying the meal you helped prepare with Shveta and Kul at their dining table.

Notes: Shveta and Kul operate a homestay out of their house so there may be other guests in the dining room during your experience. While other guests might be present during your meal, your Traveling Spoon cooking experience with Shveta will be private.

Languages spoken: English, Hindi

Traveler reviews

Excellent, we had a lovely time with Shveta and her family. It was wonderful to be at a family home and engage in interesting conversations about Jaipur & India!
- Petra October 13, 2017

Shveta and Kul are absolutely incredible hosts. They are generous, welcoming, gracious and funny! The food is some of the best I had while in India and the experience of eating in their lovely home is like none other. I highly recommend visiting their home for a memorable evening full of laughter, great stories, superb local knowledge and delicious food!
- Mary

I had such a fun evening with Shveta, talking and cooking and eating with her and her nice husband in their lovely home. It was exactly the type of experience I craved after a week of palaces and temples....a visit with local people who are warm, welcoming and great to talk with. Shveta had her recipes all typed up for me and I can't wait to get cooking today after a trip to our Indian grocer, with memories of incredible and delicious India wafting through my house.
- Jennifer

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Shveta

$28-$54 USD

per person
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $28
Cooking Experience + Meal
$54 $52 $48
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $28
Cooking Experience + Meal
$54 $52 $48
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm

Meet Shveta

Shveta, a former primary school teacher who runs a homestay in a suburb of Jaipur, learned how to cook from her mother. Her husband, Kul, heads an oil company. World travelers, they are an ideal couple with Shveta cooking and Kul entertaining.

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: (1-13 guests) Your experience starts with Shveta and Kul welcoming you into their contemporary home filled with beautiful sounds of Indian music. After your welcome drink of nimbu pani or jal jeera (a savory drink of mint, lemon, and cumin), join Shveta and Kul at their dining table to enjoy dishes that range from aloo tikki (potato kebab) or pakora (fried vegetables in chickpea batter) to chicken curry, rajma (kidney beans) or chick pea masala, vegetables of the season, dal (lentils), salad, roti (Indian bread), jeera rice (cumin scented rice) and dessert. Dishes cooked may even include organic vegetables Shveta grows on her rooftop.

Cooking experience: (1-12 guests) Learn how to prepare a traditional North Indian meal with Shveta in her kitchen. You will help prepare 3-5 dishes such as aloo gobhi (cauliflower and potatoes), chicken curry, daal and Indian bread before enjoying the meal you helped prepare with Shveta and Kul at their dining table.

Notes: Shveta and Kul operate a homestay out of their house so there may be other guests in the dining room during your experience. While other guests might be present during your meal, your Traveling Spoon cooking experience with Shveta will be private.

Languages spoken: English, Hindi

Traveler reviews

Excellent, we had a lovely time with Shveta and her family. It was wonderful to be at a family home and engage in interesting conversations about Jaipur & India!
- Petra October 13, 2017

Shveta and Kul are absolutely incredible hosts. They are generous, welcoming, gracious and funny! The food is some of the best I had while in India and the experience of eating in their lovely home is like none other. I highly recommend visiting their home for a memorable evening full of laughter, great stories, superb local knowledge and delicious food!
- Mary

I had such a fun evening with Shveta, talking and cooking and eating with her and her nice husband in their lovely home. It was exactly the type of experience I craved after a week of palaces and temples....a visit with local people who are warm, welcoming and great to talk with. Shveta had her recipes all typed up for me and I can't wait to get cooking today after a trip to our Indian grocer, with memories of incredible and delicious India wafting through my house.
- Jennifer

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $28
Cooking Experience + Meal
$54 $52 $48
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $28
Cooking Experience + Meal
$54 $52 $48
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm
FAQ

    You can cancel your experience 48 hours or more before your experience date and receive a full refund. To request a cancellation once you have made a booking simply log in and click the "Request Cancellation" link from the bottom of your booking. Your refund will be processed immediately (note it can take up to 10 business days for this refund to post to your credit card statement). Please note that for cancellations within 48 hours of your experience we unfortunately cannot offer a refund; this is because our hosts typically purchase food and begin their preparations up to 48 hours before the experience.

    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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    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    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.

    Many of our hosts accommodate solo travelers. You can see if a host accepts solo travelers by looking at the traveler range found next to the experience descriptions on the host profile (indicated by the numbers in parentheses next to "In-home meal", "Cooking experience" and "Market visit").

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