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Host: Farheen

New Delhi, India

USD
$24-$134 per person

Authentic homemade North Indian food

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

Meet Farheen

Raised in a small city called Ghazipur near Varanasi, Farheen convinced her family to let her move to Delhi for a job opportunity. Her husband runs a travel company and in 2012 she started teaching cooking classes to his clients. An accomplished home-cook, she is passionate about the kitchen and loves to share her deep knowledge of Indian cuisine with her guests.

"I can cook any kind of Indian dish without a recipe!"

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: (1-6 guests) Farheen lives in a small and modest apartment, a 30 minute drive from the heart of Delhi. It is well worth enduring the winding, dusty dirt roads and the three story walk-up to the clean and homey apartment that Farheen shares with her toddler, husband, and brother because Farheen is one of the kindest, warmest, people we have ever met. Focusing on North Indian food, dishes you will enjoy may include a delicious and vibrant palak paneer, dals, chicken curries, and rotis.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Learn to cook in Farheen's small but welcoming kitchen 2-3 Indian dishes, including an Indian bread, before sharing the meal you helped prepare with her family in their living room.

Market visit: (1-6 guests) Farheen will take you to a local Spice Market where you can discover spices used in traditional Indian cooking. You will then return to her home to learn to cook an authentic North Indian meal.

Notes: Farheen lives in a modest apartment in a three-story walk-up in East Delhi.

Languages spoken: English, Hindi

Traveler reviews

Farheen was very cheerful, kind and always willing to answer any questions we had about anything including Indian cultures, markets, foods, and more. Took us for a proper walk through a local spice market, explaining the uses of several different spices and their significance to Indian cooking, which she is very passionate about. After that we were welcomed to her apartment where we were met by her lovely family who made us feel at home as we prepared our meal and shared it together. Overall highly recommended when in Delhi.
- Rayan January 08, 2018

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Farheen

$24-$134 USD

per person
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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $24
Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$134 $112 $90
Transportation
$30 per car
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $24
Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$134 $112 $90
Transportation
$30 per car
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 6:30pm-9:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:30am-2:30pm 2:00pm-7:00pm

Meet Farheen

Raised in a small city called Ghazipur near Varanasi, Farheen convinced her family to let her move to Delhi for a job opportunity. Her husband runs a travel company and in 2012 she started teaching cooking classes to his clients. An accomplished home-cook, she is passionate about the kitchen and loves to share her deep knowledge of Indian cuisine with her guests.

"I can cook any kind of Indian dish without a recipe!"

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: (1-6 guests) Farheen lives in a small and modest apartment, a 30 minute drive from the heart of Delhi. It is well worth enduring the winding, dusty dirt roads and the three story walk-up to the clean and homey apartment that Farheen shares with her toddler, husband, and brother because Farheen is one of the kindest, warmest, people we have ever met. Focusing on North Indian food, dishes you will enjoy may include a delicious and vibrant palak paneer, dals, chicken curries, and rotis.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Learn to cook in Farheen's small but welcoming kitchen 2-3 Indian dishes, including an Indian bread, before sharing the meal you helped prepare with her family in their living room.

Market visit: (1-6 guests) Farheen will take you to a local Spice Market where you can discover spices used in traditional Indian cooking. You will then return to her home to learn to cook an authentic North Indian meal.

Notes: Farheen lives in a modest apartment in a three-story walk-up in East Delhi.

Languages spoken: English, Hindi

Traveler reviews

Farheen was very cheerful, kind and always willing to answer any questions we had about anything including Indian cultures, markets, foods, and more. Took us for a proper walk through a local spice market, explaining the uses of several different spices and their significance to Indian cooking, which she is very passionate about. After that we were welcomed to her apartment where we were met by her lovely family who made us feel at home as we prepared our meal and shared it together. Overall highly recommended when in Delhi.
- Rayan January 08, 2018

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $24
Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$134 $112 $90
Transportation
$30 per car
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $24
Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$134 $112 $90
Transportation
$30 per car
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 6:30pm-9:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:30am-2:30pm 2:00pm-7:00pm
FAQ

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