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Host: Kavita

Mumbai (Bombay), India

USD
$36-$54 per person

Punjabi meal with fun loving and family-oriented Kavita

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

Meet Kavita

Kavita lives with her husband and son in their beautiful bungalow in a suburb of Mumbai. Mumbai being a concrete jungle, they very lucky to have a little garden in their backyard, where they spend a lot of time barbequing in the cooler months. Kavita is a voracious reader and recently started reading and studying ancient scriptures. She loves to travel and meet with people from different countries and cultures. Kavita is very passionate about cooking, especially her traditional Punjabi food, and she loves to experiment with different cuisines. Kavita says she subjects her family to all kinds of cooking disasters and yet her family looks forward to every meal Kavita puts out on the table at mealtime.

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 by Kavita into her beautiful spacious home where she will serve you a North Indian meal, from the state of Punjab. Some of the dishes may include chicken makhani, more popularly know as butter chicken (tender pieces of boneless chicken, marinated with yoghurt and spices, then cooked in a gravy with tomatoes, cashew nut paste and butter), minced lamb, paneer masala (fresh cheese cooked with cumin, bell pepper and tomatoes), boondi raita (fried gram flour balls mixed with yougurt and flavored with red chili powder and cumin), vegetable pulao (rice dish cooked with vegetable and spices) and chapattis. Deserts may include gulab jamun (dumplings made of thickened milk soaked in rose flavored syrup) and kheer (home cooked pudding made with vermicelli, milk and sugar).

Notes: During the winter months, Kavita may have an interactive barbeque session in the evenings on her lawn where you will grill various north Indian starters with her. Some of the appetizers may include chicken tikka (succulent pieces of chicken, marinated with yoghurt, delicately spiced, and cooked), lamb or chicken mince sheek kababs (minced meat marinated with onions and spices), paneer tikka (fresh cheese marinated with yogurt and spices), baby potatoes and mushrooms cooked north Indian style.

Languages spoken: English, Hindi

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Kavita

$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
$5 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
$5 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 Kavita

Kavita lives with her husband and son in their beautiful bungalow in a suburb of Mumbai. Mumbai being a concrete jungle, they very lucky to have a little garden in their backyard, where they spend a lot of time barbequing in the cooler months. Kavita is a voracious reader and recently started reading and studying ancient scriptures. She loves to travel and meet with people from different countries and cultures. Kavita is very passionate about cooking, especially her traditional Punjabi food, and she loves to experiment with different cuisines. Kavita says she subjects her family to all kinds of cooking disasters and yet her family looks forward to every meal Kavita puts out on the table at mealtime.

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 by Kavita into her beautiful spacious home where she will serve you a North Indian meal, from the state of Punjab. Some of the dishes may include chicken makhani, more popularly know as butter chicken (tender pieces of boneless chicken, marinated with yoghurt and spices, then cooked in a gravy with tomatoes, cashew nut paste and butter), minced lamb, paneer masala (fresh cheese cooked with cumin, bell pepper and tomatoes), boondi raita (fried gram flour balls mixed with yougurt and flavored with red chili powder and cumin), vegetable pulao (rice dish cooked with vegetable and spices) and chapattis. Deserts may include gulab jamun (dumplings made of thickened milk soaked in rose flavored syrup) and kheer (home cooked pudding made with vermicelli, milk and sugar).

Notes: During the winter months, Kavita may have an interactive barbeque session in the evenings on her lawn where you will grill various north Indian starters with her. Some of the appetizers may include chicken tikka (succulent pieces of chicken, marinated with yoghurt, delicately spiced, and cooked), lamb or chicken mince sheek kababs (minced meat marinated with onions and spices), paneer tikka (fresh cheese marinated with yogurt and spices), baby potatoes and mushrooms cooked north Indian style.

Languages spoken: English, Hindi

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
$5 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
$5 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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