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Learn to Cook Indian Cuisine

5 Days  |  from  $799

This add-on is a 5-day cooking course in Goa that’s available October to April (excluding 20 Dec to 05 Jan). This can be booked in conjunction with any of our India group tours, city breaks or private tours.

Set in palm fringed Goa, this introduction to the art of cooking Indian food, is a 5 day course designed especially for the enthusiastic home cook. Let the tropical sun and our expert cooks ensure that you return home tanned and talented!

In a relaxed atmosphere at a modern day Goan apartment overlooking the green fields of Caranzalem, our chef will teach you Indian culinary skills and the art of preparation of classic Indian dishes. By the end of the course you should feel confident cooking a number of Indian dishes at home. Grounded in professional Indian culinary techniques, our courses are more practical than theoretical. They’re designed especially for the cook who wants to host delicious dinner party back home and impress their guests. India on the Menu demystifies the art of Indian cooking by offering a hands–on, small–group course with a dynamic, fun and informative approach to learning. And when you want to leave the heat of the kitchen, you can head to the palm–fringed shores of the Arabian Sea.

North Indian, Southern Indian and Goan cuisine explored, as well as your personal favourites. Seafood, chicken and vegetable dishes prepared at each session. The results of the course are then eaten! 3 main meals are enjoyed as part of the course.

Combined with the tropical appeal of the former Portuguese enclave of Goa our prime aim is to offer you a taste of India’s culinary regions with plenty of easy cooking tips and the opportunity to enjoy a break somewhere a little different. For the spirited traveller, this cooking holiday offers a gently paced introduction to the colourful and inspiring cuisine of India.

5 Day Course Content

Day 1 - This morning’s cooking session will be on classic north Indian food - biryanis, maybe breads or luscious lentils - followed by a lunch of what you’ve created. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2 - It’s an early start this morning with a visit to the bustling local market with your chef. See the fresh produce, talk with the spice merchants and perhaps buy some Indian cooking utensils and afterward we can visit an authentic cafe for a South Indian breakfast.

Day 3 - The south of India and Goan soul food are the focus of today’s fascinating session, where you will learn to cook dishes rarely served in restaurants. Fish curries, pepper chicken, fragrant rices, tangy dals are just some of the delights your chef may teach. Lunch follows overlooking the river. The rest of the day is free.

Day 4 - Today it’s a visit to the Spice Gardens, an ancient plantation growing everything from vanilla and coffee, to pepper and cardamom. A tour through these vast gardens - practically a lush tropical forest – shows you how spices are grown and harvested. The excursion lasts about half a day, after which you have the day to yourself perhaps to cool off by the sea.

Day 5 - The final morning cooking session is a treat - where your chef will try and accommodate your special requests, dishes you may have always wanted to know how to prepare. The course finishes after lunch.

Prices Dates  Price/Person   Single Supp. 
Learn to Cook Indian Cuisine - 5 Days All Dates $799 -

Additional Information

Goa 5 day Cooking Course. Starts Monday, ends Friday
Note: The course is available every week from October through April, but not over the festive season between 20 Dec to 05 Jan.
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on 2 or more persons travelling. If travelling solo, please enquire as others may already be booked on the trip. If not a ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.
Please note:You have to climb two flights of stairs to reach the apartment where our cooking lessons are conducted.
Flights are available at an extra cost upon request, from Delhi, one way or return - contact us for more info.

What's Included

Full hands-on tuition and involvement. 3 dedicated hands–on cooking classes with our expert chefs. Jargon–free learning, handy tips and techniques. Uncomplicated cooking - Indian cooking demystified.
Small group participation in intimate surrounds. Group size is limited to 8 in the kitchen.
Spice and ingredient education in the form of a visit to the local food markets led by one of our chefs and a half day excursion to a spice garden and plantation.
Spice and utensil guides to aid your market adventure.
'India on the Menu' printed apron and exclusive screen-printed recipe book.
‘India on the Menu’ spice blend - a fragrant souvenir.
Goa restaurant guide - eat at the best of the locally recommended establishments
Plenty of time to enjoy Goa’s tropical beaches, local bars, restaurants and superb shopping.
Transport from your hotel to the course. (transport available from hotels in the North/Central Goa region only)
Please Note: This is a cooking course only and does not include accommodation. A Cooking Course in Goa 8 day package including accommodation is available and we also offer a half day Curry Morning course and a India On The Menu 3 day course (excluding accommodation) which is days 1 - 3 of the itinerary above (contact us for rates).
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