Taste of Jaipur A Rajasthani cuisine tour with home cooking and a visit to a local market

Jaipur

The character of cuisine in India is essentially regional. The size and diversity of the country has forced every area to develop a cuisine of its own due to transportation issues faced in earlier times. Rajasthan’s cuisine has evolved from its need to use minimum water for cooking. Given the harsh desert terrain, foods delivering high nutritional value, which could be stored for long periods of time, were created by using locally sourced ingredients.

Pricing:  US$ 60 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Culinary Experience

The character of cuisine in India is essentially regional. The size and diversity of the country has forced every area to develop a cuisine of its own due to transportation issues faced in earlier times. Rajasthan’s cuisine has evolved from its need to use minimum water for cooking. Given the harsh desert terrain, foods delivering high nutritional value, which could be stored for long periods of time, were created by using locally sourced ingredients.

On this Tour:
• Walk through a vibrant local bazaar with our Food Guide.
• Learn the nuances of Rajasthani cooking, which is predominantly vegetarian, but each meal is not governed by vegetables. Instead, milk, buttermilk and other milk products are used widely in the cuisine, so are various pulses and millets.
• Visit a Rajasthani home for a demonstration and tasting of traditional home-style Indian cooking.
• You can help with cooking, take notes or simply observe the transformation of the raw ingredients into mouth watering savoury, sweet and spicy dishes, which you can relish later.
• If you’re interested in popular street food, we can also take a look at the snacks and delicacies that Jaipur loves to eat.

Duration: 3-4 hours.

Essential Information:
• You have to take off your shoes when you enter an Indian home.
• Photography is not permitted in the bazaars, since it is a sensitive issue.

TOUR STYLE: Culinary

MEETING POINT: at your hotel (We will email you a map and directions)

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: 3 - 4 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: 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 at 11AM. 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 and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

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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