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Host: Yadavendra

Jaipur, India

USD
$120 per person

Rajasthani cuisine with royalty in Jaipur

Host offerings
  • House
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Yadavendra

Yadavendra, fondly known as Yadu, is a descendant of the royal family of Samode and is one of the present day owners of the Samode properties - the Palace, the Bagh (the royal gardens), and the Haveli (the royal residence). Yadu is committed to restoring the royal residences to their original glory and is extremely passionate about the food of Rajasthan. He is devoted to preserving the culinary heritage of Rajasthan and the royal recipes that have been passed down through generations of his family.

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.

Cooking experience: (4-20 guests) Upon arriving at the Haveli you will be greeted by either Yadu or his cousin, in the general courtyard that is surrounded by pomegranate trees. Make your way to a private courtyard where you will get to you know your host over drinks and snacks. Nothing pleases Yadu more than discovering and testing new recipes and he is sure to tell you about the old hand-written manuscript he found amongst forgotten family keepsakes, which contained 400 lost recipes.

You will then enjoy a cooking experience with Yadu (or perhaps his cousin) and a chef in their courtyard that has an open fire grill. You will learn to cook two traditional Rajasthani dishes which will take about 1.5 hours. After cooking, enjoy a menu of traditional Indian dishes such as kebabs, a variety of Indian breads, ker sangri (a traditional Rajasthani desert bean dish), lahsuni palak (spinach cooked in garlic), junglee maas (a meat dish traditionally made from the game that kings hunted that is spiced with chili and coriander) or safed maas (a decadent royal korma made with ground cashew and almonds, coconut, and fragrant spices and goat), and mutton dahi bhalla (meat-filled lentil dumplings in a yogurt sauce). Learn about the history of Rajasthani cuisine and how they cook traditional dishes during this unique culinary experience with a member of the royal family. Enjoy your authentic Rajasthani meal over a glass of wine.

Notes: Please note that Yadu has converted the family palace into a heritage hotel so you may pass a few guests who stay at the hotel as you make your way to meet him.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Indian snacks and juice
  • Grilled kebabs
  • Ker sangri
  • Lahsuni palak
  • Mutton dahi bhalla
  • Junglee maas
  • A variety of Indian breads
  • Glass of Indian wine

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Yadavendra

$120 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $120 $120
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $120 $120
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
7:00pm-10:00pm

Meet Yadavendra

Yadavendra, fondly known as Yadu, is a descendant of the royal family of Samode and is one of the present day owners of the Samode properties - the Palace, the Bagh (the royal gardens), and the Haveli (the royal residence). Yadu is committed to restoring the royal residences to their original glory and is extremely passionate about the food of Rajasthan. He is devoted to preserving the culinary heritage of Rajasthan and the royal recipes that have been passed down through generations of his family.

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.

Cooking experience: (4-20 guests) Upon arriving at the Haveli you will be greeted by either Yadu or his cousin, in the general courtyard that is surrounded by pomegranate trees. Make your way to a private courtyard where you will get to you know your host over drinks and snacks. Nothing pleases Yadu more than discovering and testing new recipes and he is sure to tell you about the old hand-written manuscript he found amongst forgotten family keepsakes, which contained 400 lost recipes.

You will then enjoy a cooking experience with Yadu (or perhaps his cousin) and a chef in their courtyard that has an open fire grill. You will learn to cook two traditional Rajasthani dishes which will take about 1.5 hours. After cooking, enjoy a menu of traditional Indian dishes such as kebabs, a variety of Indian breads, ker sangri (a traditional Rajasthani desert bean dish), lahsuni palak (spinach cooked in garlic), junglee maas (a meat dish traditionally made from the game that kings hunted that is spiced with chili and coriander) or safed maas (a decadent royal korma made with ground cashew and almonds, coconut, and fragrant spices and goat), and mutton dahi bhalla (meat-filled lentil dumplings in a yogurt sauce). Learn about the history of Rajasthani cuisine and how they cook traditional dishes during this unique culinary experience with a member of the royal family. Enjoy your authentic Rajasthani meal over a glass of wine.

Notes: Please note that Yadu has converted the family palace into a heritage hotel so you may pass a few guests who stay at the hotel as you make your way to meet him.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Indian snacks and juice
  • Grilled kebabs
  • Ker sangri
  • Lahsuni palak
  • Mutton dahi bhalla
  • Junglee maas
  • A variety of Indian breads
  • Glass of Indian wine

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Jaipur Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $120 $120
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $120 $120
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
7:00pm-10:00pm
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