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Host: Jyoti

Mumbai (Bombay), India

USD
$36-$72 per person

Punjabi food with a globetrotting host

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

Meet Jyoti

Jyoti has lived her life across the world. Her husband worked for Air India and their family has lived in various places over the years – Goa, Mumbai, Chennai, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Singapore. Her family and passion for travel has taken her all over the world – from summers in sunny Houston, to spending time with her son who now lives in Boston, and family holidays in South East Asia and Europe, she has been fortunate experience many different world cultures. Food has always been an integral part of her journey. During her time in Singapore, she taught Indian cooking to women of different nationalities and was featured in one of Singapore’s leading fashion magazines. As a Punjabi, food has always played a major role her life and she has been cooking and eating some of the same dishes since she was a young girl. She initially learned to cook by watching and helping her mother who, despite being a life-long vegetarian, was an excellent non-vegetarian cook.

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) Jyoti will greet you in her warm apartment located in a posh suburb of Mumbai. Some of the dishes you might try are chicken curry (chicken marinated with yogurt and cooked in a cashew sauce), fish tikka, rajma masala (red kidney beans cooked in tomatoes, onions and spices – an all time favorite in Punjabi households), chole (white chickpeas soaked over night and cooked with onion and spices), palak paneer (fresh cheese with pureed spinach), vegetable pulao (rice cooked with tomatoes, onion and cilantro), dhoodi raita (spiced grated bottle gourd in yogurt), home-made pickles, all accompanied by papad and whole wheat parathas. Finish with desserts such as kheer (rice pudding) or halwa, a sweet semolina dessert.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Proceed to the kitchen for a cooking demonstration of 2-3 traditional Punjabi home-style dishes, as you snack on some delicious appetizers such as minced lamb kebabs or mixed vegetable cutlets accompanied with freshly made green chutney.

Languages spoken: English

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Jyoti

$36-$72 USD

per person
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  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • 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
$54 $46 $36
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $62 $50
Alcohol
$8 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
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $62 $50
Alcohol
$8 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
11:00am-11:00am 6:00pm-6:00pm

Meet Jyoti

Jyoti has lived her life across the world. Her husband worked for Air India and their family has lived in various places over the years – Goa, Mumbai, Chennai, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Singapore. Her family and passion for travel has taken her all over the world – from summers in sunny Houston, to spending time with her son who now lives in Boston, and family holidays in South East Asia and Europe, she has been fortunate experience many different world cultures. Food has always been an integral part of her journey. During her time in Singapore, she taught Indian cooking to women of different nationalities and was featured in one of Singapore’s leading fashion magazines. As a Punjabi, food has always played a major role her life and she has been cooking and eating some of the same dishes since she was a young girl. She initially learned to cook by watching and helping her mother who, despite being a life-long vegetarian, was an excellent non-vegetarian cook.

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) Jyoti will greet you in her warm apartment located in a posh suburb of Mumbai. Some of the dishes you might try are chicken curry (chicken marinated with yogurt and cooked in a cashew sauce), fish tikka, rajma masala (red kidney beans cooked in tomatoes, onions and spices – an all time favorite in Punjabi households), chole (white chickpeas soaked over night and cooked with onion and spices), palak paneer (fresh cheese with pureed spinach), vegetable pulao (rice cooked with tomatoes, onion and cilantro), dhoodi raita (spiced grated bottle gourd in yogurt), home-made pickles, all accompanied by papad and whole wheat parathas. Finish with desserts such as kheer (rice pudding) or halwa, a sweet semolina dessert.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Proceed to the kitchen for a cooking demonstration of 2-3 traditional Punjabi home-style dishes, as you snack on some delicious appetizers such as minced lamb kebabs or mixed vegetable cutlets accompanied with freshly made green chutney.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$54 $46 $36
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $62 $50
Alcohol
$8 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
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $62 $50
Alcohol
$8 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
11:00am-11:00am 6:00pm-6:00pm
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.

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