Online Delhi Experience: Vegetarian Indian Cooking Class

Learn how to cook authentic Indian food from the comfort of your own home! Join an Indian host in their kitchen in Delhi, and follow along step-by-step as together you make a gravy-based vegetarian dish and masala chai. Chat with your host about Indian cuisine and customs, and discover everything you wanted to know about local Delhi life! Note: This experience starts at 1:30pm local Delhi time; or 7:30pm local Delhi time.  Please remember to check the corresponding start time for your time zone. Your email confirmation will be in local Delhi time.


  • Enjoy an intimate and interactive online cooking class from the comfort of your own home

  • Prepare a flavourful Indian dish with paneer or tofu, as well as Indian bread

  • Discover how to make masala chai from scratch

  • Learn local tricks and tips for quick Indian cooking, using easily available ingredients

  • Chat with your host about Indian culture and traditions while sipping chai and cooking together

Local English-speaking guide
Ingredients for the cooking class
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local, English-speaking guide

What isn't included in the tour?

Ingredients for the cooking class

Where do we meet?

From the comfort of your own home! This experience starts at either 1:30 pm or 7:30 pm local Delhi time. Please remember to check the corresponding start time for your time zone. Your email confirmation will be in Delhi time. This experience starts at 1.30 pm IST or local Delhi time (UTC +5:30) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7.30 PM IST for local Delhi time (UTC +5:30) on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Where does the tour end?

The comfort of your home;

What is the duration of the tour?

1.5 Hours

What is the group size of this tour?

You will be in a small Zoom group of a maximum of 6 people. After the booking, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting. Multiple customers may participate from one device.

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity


Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By taking this tour, you are supporting a local family unable to earn regular tourism income right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This tour takes you into a real Indian home to connect with local people.
  • Your online cooking class will start with a welcome from your host, who will tell you about their home and life in India, and show you around their kitchen. You’ll learn what things are always found in Indian kitchens and how authentic Indian food is very different from what’s served in Indian restaurants. You might be surprised to discover that not all Indian cuisine is spicy or difficult to make! But it is packed with flavors and your host will share some secret tricks that you can use in your own cooking at home. We’ll start by making a cup of masala chai, which is India’s national drink. All conversations in India start with chai, from friendly gossip sessions to business meetings, so this is the perfect way for us to get to know each other! We’ll then move on to cooking an authentic Indian gravy-based dish called Kadai paneer (or tofu), along with parantha, which is Indian bread. As we cook, your host will explain all the ingredients and give you easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Your host will also answer any questions you have about the cuisine, customs, and culture of India. To really help you feel like you’re in India, we’ll have some of our favorite Bollywood music playing in the kitchen, and your host will teach you a few Hindi words and phrases. Once your meal is prepared, your host will show you how to plate it and eat it as Indians do. You’ll have more time for questions and conversations, and afterward, we’ll send you a copy of the recipe to keep so you can make it again (plus a few other dishes you can try at home). The full ingredients and supplies list will be sent to you via email ahead of the tour. You will need: For the masala chai 1 cup of water ½ cup of milk (any kind) (optional) Black tea ½ tsp sugar (optional) Green cardamom (1 for 1 cup) Cinnamon (pinch for 1 cup) Black Pepper (around 4 to 6 peppercorns) Cloves (around 1 clove for 1 cup) Fresh ginger (pinch)  For the parantha (bread) 2 cups wheat flour Water Oil (any kind) Clarifying butter (or oil) Spices: salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, carom seeds (optional) Rolling pin For the Kadai paneer/tofu 2-3 chopped red onions 4-5 tomatoes Ginger (pinch) 1 green chili 2 chopped capsicums (bell peppers) 1-2 tbsp oil (any type) Spices: salt, red chili powder, dry coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds (powder will also work), garam masala (optional) 2 tbsp cream (optional) Fresh coriander leaves Tofu or cottage cheese

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