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Introduction to Spices

India is the land of a huge variety of spices and different spices used to be the largest exported commodity from India for a very long time. The flavours, aroma, colours typical to most Indian cuisines are in a large part brought by spices. For any type of cooking, proper usage of spice is more important than the number or quantity.  Different regions in India produce different types of spice and each one has a long and unique history which is not known by many people.

introduction to spicesOur cooking classes cover most of  this information. But there are a lot of tourists, who can’t take cooking class for any reason, but still want to learn about spices and their usage. Our Introduction To Spices class is meant to cover just that. These sessions are about an hour long and and are offered as addons for our food walk, shopping tour or a photography tour. Each such session is held in Khari Baoli, India’s biggest spice market.

1) Detailed introduction of a few important spices, spice blends (masala) and major ingredients of Indian cooking.
2) The guests are given a gift hamper containing some essential spices and recipes.
3) Each spice introduction session is led by Anshu Kumar, a master blender of spices and an expert tea taster. He is the owner of a spice and tea business established in 1917.

For 45 minutes session INR : 1200 per participant. For 90 minutes session, INR 2200 per participant.

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