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Host: Gitika

Mumbai (Bombay), India

USD
$34-$60 per person

A tribal Assamese meal in a modern Mumbai home

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Gitika

Gitika considers herself the ambassador of Assamese tribal food in Mumbai and her face lights up when she talks about it. She gave up a 14-year career in corporate communications to follow her passion for food. Gitika lives with her husband DJ in a cozy apartment in Juhun, which is famous for its beach and home to many Bollywood celebrities. Gitika and DJ are both F1 fanatics who travel extensively to unusual destinations and have many adventurous stories to share.

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: (1-5 guests) You will be greeted with a welcome drink and, if you are interested, you can enjoy a tasting of Assamese rice beer, which Gitika brews herself. Every ingredient, spice, herb, meat, vegetable in Gitika’s kitchen comes from Assam. She believes that the unique flavors of her food cannot come to life if the produce is sourced from anywhere but her village.Your meal might include dishes such as pan-fried eggplant fritters, aloo pitika (Assamese mashed potatoes), sticky rice with cooked lentils, til maas (river fish simmered in a black sesame gravy) and gahori khorisa (fermented bamboo shoots cooked with pork) and Assamese black tea (on request).

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Enjoy a conversation about Assamese food, culture and tradition before joining Gitika in her small kitchen to learn to prepare an authentic Assamese meal. You can expect to learn how to make 2-3 of the dishes you will be eating. You can expect to be cooking for 1-2 hours before you share the meal you helped prepare over conversation with your host.

Notes: Please give Gitika at least two weeks notice if you'd like to taste her home-brewed Assamese rice beer.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

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Gitika

$34-$60 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
In-Home Meal
$50 $40 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $40
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$50 $40 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $40
Alcohol
$0 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
9:00am-12:00pm 3:30pm-6:30pm

Meet Gitika

Gitika considers herself the ambassador of Assamese tribal food in Mumbai and her face lights up when she talks about it. She gave up a 14-year career in corporate communications to follow her passion for food. Gitika lives with her husband DJ in a cozy apartment in Juhun, which is famous for its beach and home to many Bollywood celebrities. Gitika and DJ are both F1 fanatics who travel extensively to unusual destinations and have many adventurous stories to share.

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: (1-5 guests) You will be greeted with a welcome drink and, if you are interested, you can enjoy a tasting of Assamese rice beer, which Gitika brews herself. Every ingredient, spice, herb, meat, vegetable in Gitika’s kitchen comes from Assam. She believes that the unique flavors of her food cannot come to life if the produce is sourced from anywhere but her village.Your meal might include dishes such as pan-fried eggplant fritters, aloo pitika (Assamese mashed potatoes), sticky rice with cooked lentils, til maas (river fish simmered in a black sesame gravy) and gahori khorisa (fermented bamboo shoots cooked with pork) and Assamese black tea (on request).

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Enjoy a conversation about Assamese food, culture and tradition before joining Gitika in her small kitchen to learn to prepare an authentic Assamese meal. You can expect to learn how to make 2-3 of the dishes you will be eating. You can expect to be cooking for 1-2 hours before you share the meal you helped prepare over conversation with your host.

Notes: Please give Gitika at least two weeks notice if you'd like to taste her home-brewed Assamese rice beer.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Mumbai Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$50 $40 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $40
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$50 $40 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $40
Alcohol
$0 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
9:00am-12:00pm 3:30pm-6:30pm
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