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Host: Shivani

New Delhi, India

USD
$24-$60 per person

Homemade Amritsari cuisine in New Delhi

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Shivani

Shivani is a Punjabi from the holy city of Amritsar in north India and her husband Kapil is a Peshawari who settled in Delhi after the partition. Shivani has been cooking since she was a teenager and has inherited all her Amritsari recipes and cooking techniques from her mother. Her biggest passion is to cook for her family, and both her husband and daughter relish good food. After marrying Shivani’s passion for cooking grew and she started to develop new recipes. She runs a catering company that provides wholesome and delicious home cooked food for parties, gatherings and office lunches.

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: (1-20 guests) Shivani will welcome you into her beautiful bungalow. They have a small outdoor seating area where they like to barbeque meats and paneer (fresh cheese) in the winter. After you sip on your welcome drink and chat with the family, you will enjoy a traditional Amritsari meal that may include rajma chawal (red kidney beans in a thick gravy served with rice), gobi aloo (cauliflower and potato), chole (chickpea curry), sarson da saag with makki di roti (a seasonal winter dish of mustard leaves and spices served on corn flatbreads), her mother’s special Amritsari mutton (goat) curry and end your meal with something sweet, either kheer (rice pudding) or gud ka halwa (dessert made with semolina, jaggery and loads of nuts), an Amritsari specialty.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Your host Shivani will teach you how to make 2-3 of the dishes during your cooking lesson. This may include dal makhni, a slow cooked dish using whole black lentils, kidney beans, butter and cream, a dish with paneer (fresh Indian cheese) or rotis (flatbreads). You can expect to be cooking for 1 hour before you share the meal you helped prepare over conversation with your host.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) After you enjoy your welcome drink, Shivani will take you to the Kailash Colony Market where you will learn about the different kinds of seasonal produce available. You may pick up a few ingredients before returning home to the kitchen.

Notes: Shivani can also prepare Mughlai and Hyderabadi dishes with utmost perfection, so do not forget to tell her your preference while booking an experience with her.

Traveler reviews

Oh my gosh my Traveling Spoon experience at Shivani Sahni's home was nothing short of wonderful. She greeted me with kindness and hospitality and, of course, fantastic food. I loved talking with her, her husband, and daughter about traditions and culture in India. We started with some great kebobs and amazing chutney. I loved learning how to cook the dishes we ate as the main course. Shivani provided a print-out of the recipes we used which means I can make the dishes at home. In fact, I am going to this weekend! She provided me tips and a list of key ingredients to North Indian cooking. It was really a wonderful evening and one that I will always remember.
- Ben

If you want to have a total food culture experience - sign up for a session with Shivani! We went to the vegetable wholesale market, prepared 3 delicious North Indian dishes and the enjoyed the meal with her family. This was an outstanding experience! I have booked other cooking classes with other online companies - and what Traveling Spoon does best is BOTH parties benefit (chef and learner). In a short time, through cooking together, we became friends.
- RobinEncore

My experience was beyond my expectations. Everything was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and came away with many recipes and tips. My favorite dish was Chicken Mathi Malai.
- Irene Gregor

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Shivani

$24-$60 USD

per person
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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $24
Cooking Experience + Meal
$50 $40 $36
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $40
Alcohol
$4 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $24
Cooking Experience + Meal
$50 $40 $36
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $40
Alcohol
$4 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Shivani

Shivani is a Punjabi from the holy city of Amritsar in north India and her husband Kapil is a Peshawari who settled in Delhi after the partition. Shivani has been cooking since she was a teenager and has inherited all her Amritsari recipes and cooking techniques from her mother. Her biggest passion is to cook for her family, and both her husband and daughter relish good food. After marrying Shivani’s passion for cooking grew and she started to develop new recipes. She runs a catering company that provides wholesome and delicious home cooked food for parties, gatherings and office lunches.

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: (1-20 guests) Shivani will welcome you into her beautiful bungalow. They have a small outdoor seating area where they like to barbeque meats and paneer (fresh cheese) in the winter. After you sip on your welcome drink and chat with the family, you will enjoy a traditional Amritsari meal that may include rajma chawal (red kidney beans in a thick gravy served with rice), gobi aloo (cauliflower and potato), chole (chickpea curry), sarson da saag with makki di roti (a seasonal winter dish of mustard leaves and spices served on corn flatbreads), her mother’s special Amritsari mutton (goat) curry and end your meal with something sweet, either kheer (rice pudding) or gud ka halwa (dessert made with semolina, jaggery and loads of nuts), an Amritsari specialty.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Your host Shivani will teach you how to make 2-3 of the dishes during your cooking lesson. This may include dal makhni, a slow cooked dish using whole black lentils, kidney beans, butter and cream, a dish with paneer (fresh Indian cheese) or rotis (flatbreads). You can expect to be cooking for 1 hour before you share the meal you helped prepare over conversation with your host.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) After you enjoy your welcome drink, Shivani will take you to the Kailash Colony Market where you will learn about the different kinds of seasonal produce available. You may pick up a few ingredients before returning home to the kitchen.

Notes: Shivani can also prepare Mughlai and Hyderabadi dishes with utmost perfection, so do not forget to tell her your preference while booking an experience with her.

Traveler reviews

Oh my gosh my Traveling Spoon experience at Shivani Sahni's home was nothing short of wonderful. She greeted me with kindness and hospitality and, of course, fantastic food. I loved talking with her, her husband, and daughter about traditions and culture in India. We started with some great kebobs and amazing chutney. I loved learning how to cook the dishes we ate as the main course. Shivani provided a print-out of the recipes we used which means I can make the dishes at home. In fact, I am going to this weekend! She provided me tips and a list of key ingredients to North Indian cooking. It was really a wonderful evening and one that I will always remember.
- Ben

If you want to have a total food culture experience - sign up for a session with Shivani! We went to the vegetable wholesale market, prepared 3 delicious North Indian dishes and the enjoyed the meal with her family. This was an outstanding experience! I have booked other cooking classes with other online companies - and what Traveling Spoon does best is BOTH parties benefit (chef and learner). In a short time, through cooking together, we became friends.
- RobinEncore

My experience was beyond my expectations. Everything was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and came away with many recipes and tips. My favorite dish was Chicken Mathi Malai.
- Irene Gregor

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $24
Cooking Experience + Meal
$50 $40 $36
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $40
Alcohol
$4 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$36 $30 $24
Cooking Experience + Meal
$50 $40 $36
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $40
Alcohol
$4 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm
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