A Luxury Gujarati Thali Experience in a Beautiful Local Home - Day Trip from $44

Traveling Spoon

OFFER ID 1314370

Pallavi lives with her husband and daughter in an elegant apartment in Nariman Point in South Mumbai. After getting married, she learned to cook from her mother, mother-in-law and the family maharaj (cook). But it was her father-in-law who gave her the most encouragement and taught her how to pair ingredients, showing her which roti should be eaten with which vegetable and lentil. 25 years later she puts this knowledge to use when she curates menus for the catering service she started that provides high-quality, home-style food to corporate offices and private residences. Pallavi's family is so serious about food that each day Pallavi packs picnic baskets for her daughter and husband to take to work. They are stuffed with five or six tiffins to ensure that they never go hungry and there is always something to munch on! Pallavi will welcome you into her sprawling apartment dressed in an elegant sari. Get to know each other as you sip on chaas (buttermilk) and eat delicious Gujarati snacks such as dhokla (made from rice and fermented chickpea batter), khandvi (a savory bite-sized snack) or patra (rolled colocasia leaves). Your meal will be served on a traditional silver thali and might include dishes such as bhaigan bhartha (roasted eggplant with onions and tomatoes), bajra roti (pearl millet flatbread), aloo and gobi sabzi (potato and cauliflower) and other seasonal vegetables. End your meal with a typical Gujarati dessert called shrikhand, a sweetened yogurt dish. If you book a cooking experience, join Pallavi in her kitchen to cook a vegetarian Gujarati meal. You can expect your host Pallavi to demonstrate two to three of the main dishes you will be eating later. She and her cook (maharaj) may show you how to make paneer (fresh cheese) and sweet daal (a famous Gujrati lentil dish) or how to fry puris and cook a seasonal vegetable dish. Pallavi also offers an optional market tour add-on during which she takes you to she will take you to Crawford Market, a large, bustling local marketplace where you can find everything you could possibly need for your kitchen or home.

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Valid Date Ranges
05/01/2019 - 12/31/2024
from $44 per person

* This departure has been designated a guaranteed departure by the operator, meaning that the minimum number of guests has been met, although still subject to weather and other conditions.
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Pricing is per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and children 4 and under are free. Please note number and ages of children at time of booking. Please note that all experiences are private and fully customizable. If your travelers have particular preferences or dietary restrictions please note this at the time of booking. Additional terms and conditions apply.
Note: This is a DAY TOUR with no hotel accommodations included. Advertised rate is meal only; additional tour options are available and can be combined. Price may vary by date of travel, currency rate fluctuations and tour option; please inquire for the best prices for your preferred travel dates. 1-8 guests (1-12 guest for meal only).

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