Pune Cuisine Tour – Bazaar visit and home cooking

Pune

Pune has a distinct cuisine of its own – a lipsmackingly tasty one at that. The best way to get acquainted with a regions food is neither on the streets, nor in fancy hotels, but in enjoying a traditional dinner cooked with love at a local house. And how else to get familiarised with a cuisine’s ingredients than by visiting a local market and sensitising your senses with the aroma of the ingredients, range of colours, fell of the condiments, etc.

Culinary Experience

Pune has a distinct cuisine of its own – a lipsmackingly tasty one at that. The best way to get acquainted with a regions food is neither on the streets, nor in fancy hotels, but in enjoying a traditional dinner cooked with love at a local house. And how else to get familiarised with a cuisine’s ingredients than by visiting a local market and sensitising your senses with the aroma of the ingredients, range of colours, fell of the condiments, etc.

In this tour:
• Visit the neighbourhood food market and get introduced to the spices, fruits and vegetables used in Indian cooking. If you have any questions about it, they will be readily answered.
• Visit a local home, for an interactive cooking session which is led by the lady of the house. There is no “standard menu” for the meal; it is based on the season and what’s available in the market.
• While this is not a cooking class conducted by professionals, you’ll find yourself learning a lot about Indian food because of the interactive and friendly nature of the session.
• If you do not wish to participate in the cooking and prefer to only watch and photograph, that is fine as well.
• Cooking takes between 60 – 90 minutes, after which you will eat together.

Duration: 4 hours.

TOUR STYLE: Culinary

MEETING POINT: at your htoel

END POINT: at your hotel.

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 4 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: As mentioned above, all our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day morning at 9AM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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