Agra is nestled amidst the fertile villages of the Gangetic Valley, which are home to a population which subsists on farming and animal husbandry. The markets of Agra abound with the produce of these hardworking labourers, showcasing locally sourced vegetables, fruits and the kharif (April harvest including wheat and mustard) and rabi (October harvest including millets, rice and moong dal) crops with pride.
In this Tour:
• Walk through a local food market and get familiarised with the indispensible ingredients of North Indian cooking, which along with vital spices and condiments, includes some fascinating rules and taboos associated with food and religion.
• After rousing your taste buds, proceed to visit a Hindu home for an interactive cooking session, which offers insights into the customs and habits of locals, rather than a cooking class with professional chefs.
• At the Hindu home, you can either contribute to cooking a scrumptious meal or sit back and relax while the lady of the house works her magic. If you wish, you can also take notes, ask questions and photograph the transformation of the raw ingredients to a vegetarian ‘thali’ meal.
• Enjoy a lunch comprising of roti (the basic staple which is made from unleavened wheat) accompanied by vegetable-based dishes, dal, salads, pickles, papad and dessert.
Tour Duration: 4 hours