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Host: Amish

Mumbai (Bombay), India

USD
$36-$54 per person

Delicious Parsi and Gujarati meal with a charming, quirky couple

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

Meet Amish

A meal with Simeen and Amish is a great way to get the best of two worlds. Simeen belongs to the quirky Parsi community, Amish is a Gujarati, and together they bring you a taste of both these communities. Simeen is nutrition and fitness consultant and personal trainer and she moonlights as a make-up artist. Her clients include Bollywood stars and society A-listers.

Amish is an award winning creative professional who has spent 15 years as creative director with top advertising agencies. Amish also runs a gourmet deli, Chinai’s Kitchen, that dishes up the finest pre-marinated meats and seafood. He has received rave reviews in the press and has cooked as a guest chef on popular cooking shows. A die-hard foodie, Amish is always seeking out the new and little known places that serve up a great meal.

“We love to eat, entertain and just be around people. Having spent most of our lives in Mumbai, we know some of the smallest; best kept secrets of Mumbai’s dining experiences, which we would be happy to share with you.”

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) Simeen and Amish offer a dining experience that brings to the table a mix of traditional Parsi and Gujarati cuisine. The meal starts with popular Gujarati farsan (savory snacks) such as dohkla (a light cake of fermented rice and chickpea flour), patra (colocasia leaves filled with batter, rolled and steamed) and khandvi (bite-sized rolls of gram flour and yoghurt).

The main menu includes Parsi dishes such as mutton sali boti (goat curry topped with fried potatoes), dhanshaak (lentils and vegetables perked with spices), chicken farcha (Indian fried chicken), patra ni macchi (fish cooked in green chutney wrapped in banana leaves) and traditional Gujarati mains such as fansi-dhokli (tangy dish made with French beans and gram flour) and batata nu shaak (potato combined with sesame seeds, curry leaves and ginger-green chili paste, topped with coriander). You meal is accompanied by Gujarati or Parsi dal, served with chapattis and rice. Finish with a Parsi custard and Indian sweets.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

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Amish

$36-$54 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
$54 $46 $36
Alcohol
$12 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$54 $46 $36
Alcohol
$12 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
11:00am-11:00am 5:00pm-5:00pm

Meet Amish

A meal with Simeen and Amish is a great way to get the best of two worlds. Simeen belongs to the quirky Parsi community, Amish is a Gujarati, and together they bring you a taste of both these communities. Simeen is nutrition and fitness consultant and personal trainer and she moonlights as a make-up artist. Her clients include Bollywood stars and society A-listers.

Amish is an award winning creative professional who has spent 15 years as creative director with top advertising agencies. Amish also runs a gourmet deli, Chinai’s Kitchen, that dishes up the finest pre-marinated meats and seafood. He has received rave reviews in the press and has cooked as a guest chef on popular cooking shows. A die-hard foodie, Amish is always seeking out the new and little known places that serve up a great meal.

“We love to eat, entertain and just be around people. Having spent most of our lives in Mumbai, we know some of the smallest; best kept secrets of Mumbai’s dining experiences, which we would be happy to share with you.”

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) Simeen and Amish offer a dining experience that brings to the table a mix of traditional Parsi and Gujarati cuisine. The meal starts with popular Gujarati farsan (savory snacks) such as dohkla (a light cake of fermented rice and chickpea flour), patra (colocasia leaves filled with batter, rolled and steamed) and khandvi (bite-sized rolls of gram flour and yoghurt).

The main menu includes Parsi dishes such as mutton sali boti (goat curry topped with fried potatoes), dhanshaak (lentils and vegetables perked with spices), chicken farcha (Indian fried chicken), patra ni macchi (fish cooked in green chutney wrapped in banana leaves) and traditional Gujarati mains such as fansi-dhokli (tangy dish made with French beans and gram flour) and batata nu shaak (potato combined with sesame seeds, curry leaves and ginger-green chili paste, topped with coriander). You meal is accompanied by Gujarati or Parsi dal, served with chapattis and rice. Finish with a Parsi custard and Indian sweets.

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
$54 $46 $36
Alcohol
$12 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$54 $46 $36
Alcohol
$12 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
11:00am-11:00am 5:00pm-5:00pm
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