This can be done as a two hour cooking class or as one day experience.
In a cooking class, participants typically learnt to cook a selection of dishes. The experience of cooking unfolds amidst lively discussions about the condiments and spices, nutrition, and balancing of taste and textures, that go into preparing a tasty Indian vegetarian meal.
The one day experience has several components:
Planning for the dishes that the participants wish to learn (around breakfast); a guided visit to a vegetable market (post breakfast); a guided walk through a spice and grain market in the Jaipur walled city (morning); back at Savista by early afternoon, assembling all the ingredients for the dishes to be learnt; learning to cook the dishes, and understanding the nutritive principles underlying the use of the various condiments and spices; the blending of spices with cereals, legumes and vegetables; and the overall role of all of these ingredients in imparting both flavours and nutrition within the framework of Indian culinary philosophy (late afternoon).
Both the cooking class and one day experience require a minimum of two persons and need to be booked well in advance.
(Photo credits: Jonathan Haellmayer, a friend of Savista from Germany, who stayed with us in the winter of 2013)