This traditional North Indian cookery demonstration takes place at Dera Mandawa, an upmarket homestay in the centre of Jaipur, famed for its cuisine. The lesson starts at around 6.30pm and takes approximately two hours, before sitting down to enjoy the food you have created with your welcoming hosts. Together with your guide you will visit the nearby traditional market, here your guide will explain different ingredients, including spices, that are commonly used in Indian cookery. Back at Dera Mandawa you will be shown how each dish is cooked and your hosts will describe the spices and ingredients used to prepare these tantalising dishes. While you wait for the food to cooking you will have the chance to chat to your educated and interested hosts and enjoy a drink. Once the food is ready you will all sit down at the family dining table where you can all enjoy the fruits of your efforts. This is a wonderful way to learn more about Indian cookery but also gain an insight into family life in India.