• All
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Sri Lanka
  • All
  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
  • Amritsar
  • Backwaters
  • Bangalore
  • Bhaktapur
  • Bumthang
  • Chennai
  • Chitwan
  • Colombo
  • Coorg
  • Cultural Triangle
  • Darjeeling
  • Delhi
  • Dhulikhel
  • Galle
  • Gangtey
  • Goa
  • Hampi
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaffna
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Kanchipuram
  • Kandy
  • Kathmandu
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Leh Ladakh
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai
  • Mumbai
  • Munnar
  • Mysore
  • Nagarkot
  • Paro
  • Pokhara
  • Pondichery
  • Punakha
  • Shekhawati
  • Shimla
  • Srinagar
  • Tanjavur
  • Tea Country
  • Thekkady
  • Thimphu
  • Trongsa
  • Udaipur
  • Varanasi
  • All
  • Social Impact Tours
  • Accessible Tours
  • Craft and Textile Tours
  • Culinary Tours
  • Walking Tours
  • Bike Tours
  • Family Tours
  • Food Tours
  • Unique Tours
  • Cultural Tours
  • Photography Tours
  • Art and Architecture
  • History Tours
  • Village Tours
Search button

Cooking Session with a Family in Varanasi


From curries and biryanis, kebabs and desserts, chutneys and sherbets Varanasi urge you to ready your palate for some of the most delicious vegetarian fare that is its contribution to the culinary heritage of India. There are seasonal dishes like nimona (green cholia) and mouth-watering varieties of paans that are intrinsic to the city’s culinary architecture.  Food here may be simple but is rich in nutrients. Its organic permutations are saddled with flavours and freshness which still endure, because of the lightness of the hand with the soil and spices. What the city may have lost out on not serving meat, chicken and fish, it more than makes up in its delicious baingan ke longe, arbi dum kevati and kachnar kali ki tarkari, its variety of chaats and its delectable mitha or sweetmeets such as chandrakala, kheer kadam and laung lata. This tour offers you a first-hand experience in a family kitchen to see how the magic happens.

Why you will love it

  • Understand the nuances of the many spices that go into Indian food
  • Try your hand at making the perfectly round chapati!
  • Learn how to make chai
  • Enjoy Indian hospitality in the warm setting of a family home

What you will experience

Learn how to cook some delicious Indian food with some friendly locals. Understand how to expertly use spices (not just the hot spicy ones!), make yummy curries, and bake the perfect chapatti. And at the end, relish it with the family over some hearty conversations. Also included with the meal is a chai/herbal tea, a dessert, and bucket-full of Indian hospitality!

On Request | 4 hours | Family Tours


Connect with Us

Alphonso experiences are always

An extravaganza of experiential stories, from famous landmarks to hidden gems.


Led with passion by our community of experience curators.


Connecting travellers to the people, traditions, and the local culture

More Experiences in India

We use cookies to improve your website experience. By navigating our site, you agree to allow us to use cookies, in accordance with our Cookie Policy

close button