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Cooking Course in India

Unveil the secrets of the traditional Indian cuisine in this unique cooking holiday in Punjab. You will learn how to cook some of the most authentic, traditional Punjabi dishes like paella, gazpacho, and tapas, all in a friendly and casual environment. Visit local markets and learn how to select fresh, seasonal ingredients that you will later use to prepare your dishes. Discover the heart of the historical land of Punjab and be amazed by its wonderful culture.

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  • Traditional Indian food classes
  • Practical lessons with easy-to-follow techniques
  • Visits to some of the most famous cultural places of Punjab
  • Real-time display of the cooking classes on a TV screen for a better appreciation
  • Use of fresh and local ingredients on every dish
  • Small groups for a better experience
  • 14 nights accommodation


12 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will visit some of the most famous places and markets in Punjab, where experienced chefs will give you plenty of tips on picking local and seasonal products. Back at the school, you will continue your cooking experience and you will end your day of adventures by enjoying the food you have prepared.


Ritu Kochar
Self Taught (Indian)
Ritu Kochar started teaching in 2005 and since then she has worked with more than 1,000 students; she believes that the food has to be simple, tasty and creative. Ritu likes to use ingredients that are fresh and easily available. Her classes are always practical and they are designed for students to learn how to prepare traditional Panjabi food that is healthy and nutritious with techniques that can be easily replicated.


This retreat will take place in Jalandhar, in the heart of the historical land of Punjab, India.



  • Cooking classes
  • Golf course nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming pool nearby


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Multilingual staff


  • Local market


Some of the dishes you could learn to prepare are:

Punjabi specials

  • Dal makhni
  • Kachori bhaji
  • Kurkuri bhindi
  • Malai kofta
  • Shahi paneer
  • Stuffed tomato


  • Achaari paneer
  • Broccoli tikka
  • Cheese boxes
  • Gobhi manchurian
  • Khatti meethi papdi
  • Mango cone chaat
  • Mushroom tikka
  • Papad paneer crispies
  • Ravioli

Cake with icing and jelly cake

  • Black forest cake
  • Butter scotch
  • Fresh fruit cake
  • Truffle cake

Continental and Chinese food

  • Chilly cheese
  • Honey chilly potato
  • Lasagna
  • Manchurian
  • Mushroom and tomato spaghetti
  • Spinach cannelloni

Puddings and desserts

  • Apple pie
  • Blueberry cheese cake
  • Brownie with ice cream
  • Crunchy almond pudding
  • Fruit triffle pudding
  • Mango souffl

Dry Cakes

  • Banana walnut muffin
  • Carrot cake
  • Choco chip cake
  • Chocolate orange cake
  • Dates and nuts cake
  • Pineapple upside down
  • Strawberry muffins


  • Alloo chana chaat
  • Beetroot and beans salad
  • Cold pasta salad
  • Corn potato salad
  • Couscous salad
  • Fruit salad in strawberry dressing
  • Russian salad
  • Salad in French dressing
  • Three bean salad

Kebabs, rolls and wraps

  • Broccoli and paneer kebab
  • Noodle kebab
  • Palak
  • Soya and chickpea rolls
  • Spinach salsa wrap

Mexican and Thai food

  • Mexican tacos and enchiladas
  • Nacho salad
  • Pad Thai noodles
  • Thai curry

Mocktails and dips

  • Aam panna
  • Cindrella
  • Fruit punch
  • Garden fresh
  • Mojito blast
  • Strawberry and orange spritzer

Exotic party dishes

  • Baked power in bolognese sauce
  • Butter tossed minty baby potatoes
  • Vegetable pie
  • Veggies in garlic sauce on a bed of noodles


  • Chinese sizzlers
  • Continental sizzlers
  • Steak sizzlers

What's included

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Hands-on cooking classes with Ritu Kochar

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport to Jalandhar is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee international airport (ATQ).

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