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Divine Indian Vegetarian/Vegan cooking

Walton-on-Thames, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Anila

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Guests are offered a tea or coffee and chat about what they would like to learn from the Experience.
A short introduction on the various whole spices and ground spices, including pulses and lentils is explained.
Also describing dishes and curies from all over India and how they differ in the different states across the country.
A variety of vegetables are used, prepped, chopped, sliced etc creating a hands on experience.
The cooking takes place using spices, lentils, vegetables and grains.
When all the dishes are prepared they are assembled in a thali (stainless steel tray) and offered for a blessing.
Everyone then sits down for the meal served in the thalis.
Recipes are included and guests are able to purchase some spices
There is also an option to visit an Asian superstore to purchase ingredients, utensils etc.

The cooking experience can be held in the day finishing with lunch
OR an evening cooking session with dinner after
Other things to note
To gain the most experience, be prepared to chop, prep and cook the food. All recipes will be provided so there is no need to write anything down. Just enjoy the food.
Guests are offered a tea or coffee and chat about what they would like to learn from the Experience.
A short introduction on the various whole spices and ground spices, including pulses and lentils is explained.
Also describing dishes and curies from all over India and how they differ in the different states across the country.
A variety of vegetables are used, prepped, chopped, sliced etc creating a hands on experience.
The c…

What's included

  • Food
    Indian vegetarian/vegan food
  • Drinks
    Teas/coffees or colddrink
  • Equipment
    cooking ingredients and equipment

Meet your host, Anila

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 26 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been cooking since I was a young girl and love experimenting with different flavours. I started my own business 25 years ago creating multi-award-winnning curry sauces, chutneys and pickles and for the past 10 years have also been doing Indian Vegetarian cookery experiences which are suitable for those on a FODMAP friendly diet, vegans, coeliacs and anyone with food intolerances. There is a large selection of dishes to make. With in-depth knowlege of spices, how to use them and with hints and tips along the way, my small, friendly demonstrations are very popular to create nutritious meals easily for one's family and friends.
I have been cooking since I was a young girl and love experimenting with different flavours. I started my own business 25 years ago creating multi-award-winnning curry sauces, chutneys and pickles and for the past 10 years have also been doing Indian Vegetarian cookery experiences which are suitable for those on a FODMAP friendly diet, vegans, coeliacs and anyone with food intolerances. There is a large selection of dishes to make. With in-depth knowlege of spices, how to use them and with hints…
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I will conduct my cookery demonstation in my home in a fully equipped kitchen. Everything is provided. Guests will then eat what we have prepared and cooked together and receive recipes too.
Avril
March 2020
This cooking class is a must-do. As the classes are small (only one other person in the class that I participated in), it felt extremely personal and special. We learnt so many different dishes, we learned a lot about Indian culture, the benefits of letting food be thy medicine etc. Anila also has a number of her own products for sale. can’t recommend Anila’s home cooking class enough.
This cooking class is a must-do. As the classes are small (only one other person in the class that I participated in), it felt extremely personal and special. We learnt so many dif…
Phil
February 2020
Brilliant experience with Anila for my girlfriend and I. We were able to learn a lot about vegan Indian cooking, including some great tips we’d not heard before, and the end product was delicious.
Darshana
February 2020
We had a wonderful afternoon cooking with Anila! The food that we made was excellent and the company was even better. I think the whole experience was amazing value for money and a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon! We will definitely be coming back
We had a wonderful afternoon cooking with Anila! The food that we made was excellent and the company was even better. I think the whole experience was amazing value for money and a…
Annie
February 2020
This was a great experience, Anila is a brilliant teacher, having a lot of knowledge to share, as well as being lots of fun. Her choice of recipes were very good and delicious!
Melanie
February 2020
Had a lovely half day making really tasty vegetarian curries. Learnt a lot of curry & life hacks.. Took home a chapati pan & spices, can’t wait to use them. Anila is lovely, very welcoming, the experience was authentic & a joy. Thank you
Vince
January 2020
What a lovely evening we had. Anila is such a good soul. Welcoming strangers into your own home is not an easy thing to do. But, we were made to feel completely at home. To say that Anila is experienced is an understatement, after all she has been cooking since a small child. The point of an expert is to make things look easy but it truly is, you’ll come away being able to impress your family and friends with an incredible, authentic Indian feast. We prepared FIVE dishes made a delicious dessert and Chapattis from scratch. Plus and most importantly we met someone who has made a real impression and created a memory we can share.
What a lovely evening we had. Anila is such a good soul. Welcoming strangers into your own home is not an easy thing to do. But, we were made to feel completely at home. To say…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Nothing to bring - all ingredients, equipment, serving items etc are provided.