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Host: Reshma

Mumbai (Bombay), India

USD
$26-$30 per person

Mumbai street food and cooking experience in a local's home

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

Meet Reshma

Reshma lives with her father in a beautifully decorated apartment in Santacruz in North Mumbai. As a child, Reshma’s love for poha (beaten rice with masala) made her curious about cooking and so she spent all of her time watch her mother cook in the kitchen, fixing dishes for loved ones. Like every Indian family, her parents hoped she would become a doctor, engineer or earn an MBA, but she had only one dream: starting her own restaurant. As destiny would have it, she went on to study at the Dadar Catering College. Her passion for food and cooking has translated into a business venture and now she offers catering services for parties and conducts cooking classes. When she’s not cooking and feeding people, Reshma enjoys photography and playing squash.

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.

Food tour: (2-6 guests) Join Reshma in her apartment and learn to cook delicious Mumbai street food (chaat)! She will recreate the Mumbai street food experience at her home!

When visiting Mumbai, a chance to try the street food is something you cannot miss. It is one of the most recommended things to do in the city. As some of you may be vary of trying these foods on the street, we decided to re-create the street experience in our host’s home. This way you can discover the sweet, spicy and tangy flavors in a very safe, hygienic, fun and relaxed environment.

After Reshma greets you to her beautiful apartment, sit down to share a refreshing cutting chai (a small serving of tea). While you sip on your tea, she will share about street food in India and the popular dishes synonym to the city of Mumbai. Later join Reshma in her kitchen to learn to make three dishes, that you will cook together from scratch. Two savory and one sweet dish. Learn to make and fry batata vadas (potato fritters), pav bhaji (a thick vegetable curry served with a soft bread roll) or misal (a fiery melange of potatoes, freshly made spice paste and sprouted beans) and sheera (a popular Indian dessert made from semolina, clarified butter (ghee) and sugar).

After your cooking class, sit down at the dining table to share these dishes you helped prepare. And also help Reshma to plate and assemble a plate of sev puri (combination of papdi (crispy flat puri), sev (deep fried gram flour noodles), boiled potatoes, green beans, onion and assortment of chutneys) or pani puri (a round, hollow fried crisp that is filled with a mixture of flavored water, tamarind chutney, potato, onion or chickpeas). It is truly a burst of unique flavours which will tingle all your taste buds!

Share this street food (can be high-tea or early dinner) experience with Reshma and learn about Indian culinary traditions with this local Mumbaikar, at her home. You shall also receive recipes at the end of your experience, so that you can throw your own chaat party back home!

Notes: All the dishes served as part of the street food experience are vegetarian.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Cutting chai
  • Misal pav or Pav bhaji
  • Sev puri or Pani puri
  • Batata vada
  • Sooji ka sheera

Traveler reviews

4.67 (3)
We took Rhesma cooking class in the SantaCruz area. She was very welcoming, and definatly passionate with food and showing us how to do it. The food was very good. I recommand!
- VirginieCP December 06, 2019
Reshma was a great hostess and chef! My girlfriend and I were her first American guests and she treated us like family. Her home was also inviting, open, clean and beautiful. We started off the experience with a cup of refreshing rose lemonade. It was November, but still hot in Mumbai (Bombay), India, so the drink definitely helped cool us off. The most memorable dishes we helped prepare and ate there were Bharlea Vanga (Stuffed eggplant) and the Batata Wada! All of the food prepared was really delicious! We still talk about it and my mouth waters as I write this review! Thank you for your hospitality and hope to see you when you visit NYC.
- Stefon S July 28, 2018
We had a wonderful time with Reshma, who is an enthusiastic cook and good teacher. We began our class with a brief visit to a local market, where we tasted vegetables and learned about varieties that were only available in the winter, and how they're used. Back in her home kitchen, we helped prepare two of the dishes for the thali. Her assistant came at the end to make fresh from-scratch chappatis for us, which capped off a delicious dinner.
- SoupchickRI February 03, 2018
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Reshma

$26-$30 USD

per person
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  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Food Tour
Not offered $30 $26
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
Not offered $30 $26
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
4:00pm-7:00pm

Meet Reshma

Reshma lives with her father in a beautifully decorated apartment in Santacruz in North Mumbai. As a child, Reshma’s love for poha (beaten rice with masala) made her curious about cooking and so she spent all of her time watch her mother cook in the kitchen, fixing dishes for loved ones. Like every Indian family, her parents hoped she would become a doctor, engineer or earn an MBA, but she had only one dream: starting her own restaurant. As destiny would have it, she went on to study at the Dadar Catering College. Her passion for food and cooking has translated into a business venture and now she offers catering services for parties and conducts cooking classes. When she’s not cooking and feeding people, Reshma enjoys photography and playing squash.

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.

Food tour: (2-6 guests) Join Reshma in her apartment and learn to cook delicious Mumbai street food (chaat)! She will recreate the Mumbai street food experience at her home!

When visiting Mumbai, a chance to try the street food is something you cannot miss. It is one of the most recommended things to do in the city. As some of you may be vary of trying these foods on the street, we decided to re-create the street experience in our host’s home. This way you can discover the sweet, spicy and tangy flavors in a very safe, hygienic, fun and relaxed environment.

After Reshma greets you to her beautiful apartment, sit down to share a refreshing cutting chai (a small serving of tea). While you sip on your tea, she will share about street food in India and the popular dishes synonym to the city of Mumbai. Later join Reshma in her kitchen to learn to make three dishes, that you will cook together from scratch. Two savory and one sweet dish. Learn to make and fry batata vadas (potato fritters), pav bhaji (a thick vegetable curry served with a soft bread roll) or misal (a fiery melange of potatoes, freshly made spice paste and sprouted beans) and sheera (a popular Indian dessert made from semolina, clarified butter (ghee) and sugar).

After your cooking class, sit down at the dining table to share these dishes you helped prepare. And also help Reshma to plate and assemble a plate of sev puri (combination of papdi (crispy flat puri), sev (deep fried gram flour noodles), boiled potatoes, green beans, onion and assortment of chutneys) or pani puri (a round, hollow fried crisp that is filled with a mixture of flavored water, tamarind chutney, potato, onion or chickpeas). It is truly a burst of unique flavours which will tingle all your taste buds!

Share this street food (can be high-tea or early dinner) experience with Reshma and learn about Indian culinary traditions with this local Mumbaikar, at her home. You shall also receive recipes at the end of your experience, so that you can throw your own chaat party back home!

Notes: All the dishes served as part of the street food experience are vegetarian.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Cutting chai
  • Misal pav or Pav bhaji
  • Sev puri or Pani puri
  • Batata vada
  • Sooji ka sheera

Traveler reviews

4.67 (3)
We took Rhesma cooking class in the SantaCruz area. She was very welcoming, and definatly passionate with food and showing us how to do it. The food was very good. I recommand!
- VirginieCP December 06, 2019
Reshma was a great hostess and chef! My girlfriend and I were her first American guests and she treated us like family. Her home was also inviting, open, clean and beautiful. We started off the experience with a cup of refreshing rose lemonade. It was November, but still hot in Mumbai (Bombay), India, so the drink definitely helped cool us off. The most memorable dishes we helped prepare and ate there were Bharlea Vanga (Stuffed eggplant) and the Batata Wada! All of the food prepared was really delicious! We still talk about it and my mouth waters as I write this review! Thank you for your hospitality and hope to see you when you visit NYC.
- Stefon S July 28, 2018
We had a wonderful time with Reshma, who is an enthusiastic cook and good teacher. We began our class with a brief visit to a local market, where we tasted vegetables and learned about varieties that were only available in the winter, and how they're used. Back in her home kitchen, we helped prepare two of the dishes for the thali. Her assistant came at the end to make fresh from-scratch chappatis for us, which capped off a delicious dinner.
- SoupchickRI February 03, 2018
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Food Tour
Not offered $30 $26
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
Not offered $30 $26
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
4:00pm-7:00pm
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