Learn about authentic Rajasthani cooking techniques and special ingredients in this culinary experience. Your host, Usha, runs a refined, heritage guesthouse in Central Jaipur. She will introduce you to her regional culinary heritage during a walk to the nearby spice bazaar. Then return to the guesthouse for an outdoor cooking lesson. This is a unique opportunity to learn about lesser-known Rajasthani foods and relax in a beautiful tranquil courtyard filled with greenery and authentic charm.
Walk to Chandpole to get a glimpse of the spice bazaar, a chaotic riot of sights and sounds before returning to learn to cook a Rajasthani meal with Usha.At an outdoor cooking station Usha will teach you to cook a traditional Rajasthani meal with assistance from her staff. The menu will feature foods that are not typically found in restaurants and the tastes might be different from the Indian dishes with which you are familiar – these are drier foods made from desert vegetables and grains. For example, breads are made from grains that grow in the arid desert, like millet and sorghum, instead of the typical wheat flour. Dishes might include soolas (charcoal grilled meal – a battlefield specialty), ker sangri (a Rajasthani desert specialty of beans cooked in yoghurt), sukha aloo (dry potato), dal bhatti and churma (unleavened bread made from millet), baingan bhartha (an eggplant dish), and a homemade Indian dessert.