Private 3-Hour Cooking Lesson and Meal in a Local Home in Agra

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Agra

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  • 3 hours
  • Agra
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Learn to prepare authentic North Indian food with Monica in her local home. She lives with her family in a simple apartment just steps away from the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal. Monica prepares typical home-style dishes from Uttar Pradesh, a state whose cuisine has been greatly influenced by Mughal cooking techniques. The dishes commonly cooked include mutton (goat) and paneer (fresh cheese) redolent of rich spices such as cardamom and saffron. Prepare and enjoy a traditional meal with the host while learning about Indian cuisine and culture.

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Monica lives with her husband, Sanjiv, and their son and daughter in a simple apartment just steps away from Taj Mahal. During the winter months, Monica will begin the cooking experience with a barbeque - you will learn how to marinate chicken and paneer (fresh Indian cheese) and cook it in a tandoor, an outdoor clay used for baking and cooking.

You will then move indoors to watch Monica's cooking demonstration at her dining table, where she uses a portable cooktop to demonstrate how to prepare the meal that you will dine on together. She prepares some of the ingredients in advance in order to save cooking time as Indian food can take a while to cook. She will demonstrate how to make chana masala (chickpeas cooked in Monica’s special masala), dal tadka (cooked lentils, tempered with oil or ghee, spices and herbs just before serving), jeera aloo (potatoes with cumin seeds) and boondi raita (yogurt served with tiny, crispy fried balls of gram flour). Please note that this is not a hands-on cooking class.

Stop At:

• Traveling Spoon, Agra 282001 India

Sample Menu

• chana masala - (chickpeas cooked in Monica’s special masala)
• dal tadka - (cooked lentils, tempered with oil or ghee, spices and herbs just before serving)
• jeera aloo - (potatoes with cumin seeds)
• boondi raita - (yogurt served with tiny, crispy fried balls of gram flour)

  • Private cooking class and meal with your host Monica
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Local host
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Agra, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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