The Gourmet Experience. One misconception that is there in general regarding Indian Cuisine is that it is oily, spicy and difficult to make, but Gourmet Desire in its efforts for the last couple of years has held exclusive cookery classes for people visiting Delhi from around the globe and rectified this notion. We understand that ‘time is money’ and no one has leisure hours to spend in the kitchen therefore the idea is to make a delicious wholesome authentic Indian meal in a jiffy.
Being the capital city, Delhi is culturally rich in every which way – not only does one encounter the past with the city’s monumental and architectural heritage, but it is also a great place for ethnic shopping and food. Gourmet Desire specializes in making their guests feel at home and these are some of our popular itineraries which could be customized to suit your individual requirements. The idea is to get a feel of Delhi like a local Delhite.
Home Hosted Meals
Enjoy a sumptuous four-course meal with Jyoti and her family at their home in Delhi. A delicious home cooked meal is prepared by Jyoti herself. Chat with her and get a glimpse of contemporary India in urban cities. (Breakfast/lunch/High tea/dinner)
Duration: 2 hours
Make your travels more interesting by cooking your favorite Indian dishes with Jyoti at her home in the heart of Delhi. You’ll learn to cook famous dishes from North or South Indian cuisine and pick up key techniques which would make it very easy to replicate the dishes back home! You also eat in typical Indian style ‘thalis’ which add a great deal to the experience. Let Jyoti take you through different customs and cultures that embody India! (Lunch/dinner)
Duration: 3 – 4 hours
Spice Market Walks
Delhi’s local markets are the city’s prized possessions, so let Jyoti guide you through the local markets of Delhi to see the vegetables, fruit, meat and spices in all their glory! You can add this tour before or after your cooking class with Jyoti.
Duration: 1 hour
If you have a special request to visit the largest spice market in Asia – Khari Baoli, we can accommodate that as well! We will make our way to Old Delhi before or after the class and visit the various spice shops in Asia’s largest spice market. Old Delhi has a very unique charm and is unlike any other place you’ve been before so make sure to carry those cameras to soak in the atmosphere! 🙂 This experience is definitely not for the faint hearted 😛
PS: You can combine this with the street food experience of Old Delhi.
Duration: 3 hours
Street Food Walks
For those with limited time to pack in all the experiences we offer, you can add on a shorter street food experience to your cooking class with us where we will sample some of the most delicious Indian street food closer to the heart of Delhi!
Duration: 1 hour
Spend the day walking and chatting with Jyoti as she takes you through the lanes and alleys of Old Delhi famous for its colorful culture and mouth watering cuisine. We sample over 15 different varieties of famous Indian street food, which you would not risk eating on our own otherwise. From the famous savory ‘samosa’ to the delectable sweet ‘jalebi’, we assure you that this will be an experience like never before! Old Delhi has a very unique charm and is unlike any other place you’ve been before so make sure to carry those cameras to soak in the atmosphere! 🙂 This experience is definitely not for the faint hearted 😛
PS: You can combine this experience with the Spice Market – Khari Baoli tour of Old Delhi.
Duration: 3 hours
Whether you are looking to buy something specific or just want to surf the Delhi shopping scene, the Gourmet Desire shopping experience explores the most local ethnic markets in Delhi with artisans from all over India showcasing their products. Tell us your shopping preferences and we will find you the right markets to get the best deals.
Duration: 2 – 3 hours
We know, if you haven’t already, you plan to visit the the Qutab Minar, the Red Fort and the LotusTemple among all the other beautiful and historic sights in Delhi. But guess what! Delhi has a bunch of uber cool pubs and bars spread across the city, with several new ones coming up every now and then! The popular guide books may tell you where to get a drink, but believe us when we say that going with a local to experience the most happening bars in Delhi is something you definitely don’t want to miss!
To add to the fun, our founder – Tejas, personally hosts these experiences, so get in touch with us for more information!
PS: If you don’t drink, don’t fret, the conversation and atmosphere make a great night!
Duration: 2 hours
Baking and Chocolate Making. Apart from cooking, Jyoti continues to impart training through her popular Belgium chocolate and baking classes which include low calorie whole wheat cakes and sugar free desserts from her residence.
Beginning this year, Jyoti has also introduced a customized baking class where you can learn and bake a cake yourself with icing in less than 3 hours under her guidance. This is especially popular with teenagers to impress a loved one. Mail us for more on this.
Come and sample the sights, sounds and aromas of Delhi with us.
Plan Your Itinerary
Whether you would like to plan a day or several days with Gourmet Desire in Delhi, we are happy to help you with all the information you need to make your trip a memorable one. The above gourmet experiences can be clubbed with one another as per your preferences and you can feel free to build your own itinerary. Please contact us and we can help plan your visit with us.