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Kathmandu: Private Cooking Class with Transfers and Lunch

1. Kathmandu: Private Cooking Class with Transfers and Lunch

In the half day cooking class, three different menus are offered, each containing four traditional Nepali dishes, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Foodies and enthusiastic cooks will especially enjoy this activity, but you don’t need to have cooking experience. A meal and hot drinks are included. Learn more about Nepali food than you would just eating in a restaurant A fun, family-friendly activity Learn new skills that you can use later at home. Our chef will take you to step by step through the entire process. You cook one course and then eat it, so your food is fresh and hot and because you cook it yourself, you can add as much or as little of the individual ingredients – if you love chili, add more! Don’t like spicy food? No problem, just don’t add much or any! We have 3 different menus, each with 4 different traditional dishes – there’s plenty of variety. We know how much visitors love Momos, so no one misses out on what they are on each menu. Come hungry, there’s lots of food.

Kathmandu: Private Traditional Nepali Cooking Class

2. Kathmandu: Private Traditional Nepali Cooking Class

You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to cooking school. Your cooking teacher will welcome you and take you to kitchen. Before start cooking, you will have a short briefing about today's program. Once you are ready, you will wear apron and start doing activities. You will be ask to participate actively to understand and enjoy. She will teach how to cook, volume of the fire or timing. You will know how to cook plain rice (the quantity of rice, water and cooking time) You will know how to prepare Dal Soup (lentil soup) the quantity of dal, salt, spices, water and timing. Chop the seasonal vegetable and learn how to cook (quantity of oil, salt, vegetable, the spices, water and timing) Achar pickle preparing (there are many different spices in Nepalese cuisine) You will learn one of them with tomato, sesame seed, lemon and green coriander. Fried Chicken in Nepalese way You can take photos, short videos and can ask many questions with your teacher about cooking or etc. Once food is ready you will try Yummy Dal Bhat with your teacher. After taking lunch, you can take picture with your teacher and take some time free. Before you leave, she will offer you a Nepali tea (Masala Tea). Good bye for this time.

Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

3. Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

Join an experienced chef who will lead a cooking class to prepare a traditional Nepali meal while also learning about the food culture of the region. This activity also includes a visit to a local market to pick up the ingredients needed to cook your meal.  After your prick up from your hotel, visit a typical local market of Kathmandu-Ason on a rickshaw to have an authentic experience. Meet local merchants and see the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping hub in Kathmandu. After the market visit, it is time to start the cooking class. Learn about various local delicacies of Nepal and how they are cooked and what type of ingredients are used. You will make beloved and traditional foods like momo, varieties of yummy curries, a unique bread that includes roti and the absolute favorite Sel roti which is slightly similar to American donuts. Have fun as you listen to Nepalese folk music during your class and at mealtime and also learn some Nepalese phrases as well.

3 Hour Nepali meal cooking class in Pokhara or Kathmandu

4. 3 Hour Nepali meal cooking class in Pokhara or Kathmandu

Dal (Lentil Soup): Dal is the backbone of Nepali cuisine. It's a hearty, spiced lentil soup usually made with split yellow or red lentils. It's flavored with spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander, and often garnished with fresh cilantro. Bhat (Rice): Rice is a staple in Nepal and is served with almost every meal. It's typically plain steamed rice, and it forms the base of the meal. Tarkari (Vegetables): Nepali meals feature a variety of vegetable dishes, often prepared with seasonal produce. Common vegetables include potatoes, spinach, cauliflower, and green beans. These are usually cooked with spices and sometimes with a touch of mustard oil. Masu (Meat): While many Nepalis are vegetarian, those who eat meat often enjoy dishes like chicken, goat, or buffalo curry. The meat is slow-cooked with spices and can be quite spicy. Achar (Pickles): Nepali meals are incomplete without achar, which are spicy pickles made from various ingredients like tomatoes, radishes, or even fermented leafy greens. Achar adds a tangy and spicy kick to the meal. Ghee: Clarified butter, known as ghee, is used for cooking and flavoring in many Nepali dishes, giving them a rich and buttery taste. Dahi (Yogurt): Yogurt is often served as a side dish or used to cool down spicy curries. It's also a key ingredient in dishes like raita. Roti (Flatbread): While rice is the primary grain, you may also find wheat-based flatbreads like roti or chapati served with Nepali meals, especially in the western regions of the country. Tea: Nepali tea, or "chiya," is a popular beverage. It's a sweet, spiced tea, somewhat similar to Indian chai. Class Outline: 1. Introduction (15 minutes): Brief overview of Nepali cuisine Introduction to the menu 2. Preparing Rice (20 minutes): Demonstrate how to wash and cook rice Explain the importance of properly cooked rice in a Nepali meal 3. Dal (Lentil Soup) Preparation (20 minutes): Show how to wash and cook lentils Season with spices and temper with cumin, garlic, and ginger Discuss the different types of lentils used in Nepali cooking 4. Vegetable Curry (30 minutes): Prepare a vegetable curry using seasonal vegetables Discuss the variety of vegetables used in Nepali cuisine Season and flavor the curry with spices 5. Chicken or Tofu Dish (30 minutes): For non-vegetarian option, cook a chicken dish (e.g., chicken curry) For vegetarian option, prepare a tofu-based dish (e.g., tofu masala) Discuss different protein options in Nepali cuisine Season and cook accordingly 6. Side Dishes (15 minutes): Prepare a side salad with fresh herbs and yogurt (raita) Optionally, make roti or naan if time allows 7. Assembling the Thali (15 minutes): Arrange the cooked dishes on a plate to create a traditional thali presentation Explain the significance of the thali in Nepali culture 8. Serving and Tasting (10 minutes): Invite participants to taste the dishes Encourage questions and discussions about the flavors and techniques 9. Q&A and Farewell (10 minutes): Address any final questions from participants Share additional resources for learning Nepali cuisine

Typical Nepali Food Cooking Class - 1 Day

5. Typical Nepali Food Cooking Class - 1 Day

- Arrive to a local cooking class. - Then short briefing regarding Nepali food will be given to you. - Then will go to a local market to shop ingredient for the cooking. - After arriving to the class, cooking class will be started. - You will get to learn about food, its specialty and ingredients used. - Once you finish cooking you will taste the food.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 12 reviews

A lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed Bit disappointed with the market visit as it was just a local shop and felt it wasn’t quite a full morning as back at Hotel by 11.30 The chef was very competent but was however a local student here in Kathmandu