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Learn Meena's Authentic Indian Cooking

Mumbai, IndiaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Meena

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Indian cuisine
Up to 4 people
Includes food

What you'll do

In India we say, "Love starts in the kitchen." My family and I will open the doors of our kitchen to share with you our typical food and traditional Authentic Indian culinary recipes. While we take sips of CHAI, we will teach you how to cook the most emblematic dishes of Indian cuisine dipped in Indian Masalas, in addition to the genuine recipes passed down by my grandparents & Friends. It will be a fun cooking class and through our kitchen, you'll get closer to Indian history and enjoy authentic food in an intimate and family atmosphere—different from any restaurants in the city.
Other things to note
My house is 2.5 kms away from borivali station and 2kms away from National highway
In India we say, "Love starts in the kitchen." My family and I will open the doors of our kitchen to share with you our typical food and traditional Authentic Indian culinary recipes. While we take sips of CHAI, we will teach you how to cook the most emblematic dishes of Indian cuisine dipped in Indian Masalas, in addition to the genuine recipes passed down by my grandparents & Friends. It will be a fun cooking class and through our kitchen, you'…

What's included

  • Food
    Veg, Non veg

Meet your host, Meena

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 41 Reviews
  • Identity verified
⭐#1 Airbnb Chief in Mumbai⭐

I am wife of a Naval Officer (retd).
I am a Post Graduate with B.Ed from Mumbai University. Was in teaching line for nearly 16yrs.

Into dress designing & cooking. Cooking is an art and I find it super fun - and it could be for you too and it can be quite therapeautic and a great stress buster!
I have been married since 1990 and in course of time picked up various interesting dishes which has been appreciated by my friends and guests.Now is the time that I love to share my expertise with my guests.This way we can enjoy cooking in the simplest way and the outcome is just superb.

Loves adventure.2013 won 2 silver Medal in Masters Swimming Meet.
Like to meet new people .
⭐#1 Airbnb Chief in Mumbai⭐

I am wife of a Naval Officer (retd).
I am a Post Graduate with B.Ed from Mumbai University. Was in teaching line for nearly 16yrs.

Into dress designing & cooking. Cooking is an art and I find it super fun - and it could be for you too and it can be quite therapeautic and a great stress buster!
I have been married since 1990 and in course of time picked up various interesting dishes which has been appreciated by my friends and guests.No…
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Where you'll be

Cooking- We will cook the food at my home and Later we'll enjoy tasting these dishes together and I will also give you various other recipes for you to try at home!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Harriet
February 2020
Meena is a wonderful host and an expert cook. She took me through a wide range of techniques and dishes with patience, and panache. I can't wait to try out what I've learned. Highly recommended.
Jesse
February 2020
We learned of this through her son, Anuj. We actually went on 2 other experiences with Anuj first. Part of this was to enjoy some of his mother’s cooking. This led to enjoying all the food here on this experience. I’m already sad we had to leave, the food was amazing!! Anuj is lucky to enjoy his mother’s cooking all the time!! We enjoyed Masala Rice, Chapatis,Yogurt, Chole(Chick peas) , rice, cabbage. My mouth is still watering just thinking about the Chapatis and Chole. This experience was with both my wife and I. It was very relaxing and fun to hang out after the food was cooked. Sharing stories over food and my favorite, chai...
We learned of this through her son, Anuj. We actually went on 2 other experiences with Anuj first. Part of this was to enjoy some of his mother’s cooking. This led to enjoying a…
Momo
February 2020
Meena is truly a wonderful, personable cook. Sharing stories of her life and showing you how to make authentic Indian dishes right out of her home. Very welcoming, and the best cup of chai you will have in Mumbai.
Abi
February 2020
Nicki and I had a truly incredible experience at Meena's! We learned a variety of dishes and had some great chats with lovely Meena and her son. She taught us with patience and passion and we left feeling like we now had the knowledge to make some authentic Indian dishes. This lesson is such good value for money, if you let Meena know in advance, she can cater the lesson around your wants and needs. For example, Nicki and I are vegan and she accommodated for that entirely (even no gee which is very common in Indian cooking). As well as this, as someone from the UK, its a very valuable experience to be welcomed into a Mumbai home in this way. Another good thing is at the end of the class Meena can Whatsapp you the recipes you've learnt which makes it super easy and simple!
Nicki and I had a truly incredible experience at Meena's! We learned a variety of dishes and had some great chats with lovely Meena and her son. She taught us with patience and pas…
Seng H.
February 2020
Although I wasn't feeling 100% healthwise, Meena and her son made the cooking class more enjoyable and even did an extra mile so I could finish the experience. I felt connected and had fun with them. You won't regret booking this experience. Thank you again Meena and I hope we meet again!
Although I wasn't feeling 100% healthwise, Meena and her son made the cooking class more enjoyable and even did an extra mile so I could finish the experience. I felt connected an…
Alexander
January 2020
Meena and her whole family are extremely warm and inviting. One of the best parts of this experience was getting to know her and her two sons and husband. This experience is like being in the kitchen with a knowledgable family member showing you how they like to cook. The recipes and techniques are simple but very flavorful. We look forward to making them when we go home (Meena sent us home with several of her recipes). Participants should be aware that the experience is located in northern Mumbai. With traffic, it can easily take over 2 hours to get to from the main tourist districts. I would recommend blocking off your whole night for this experience to get the most out of it.
Meena and her whole family are extremely warm and inviting. One of the best parts of this experience was getting to know her and her two sons and husband. This experience is like…

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

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