Dal Bhat Cooking Class

Learning the Nepali Staples with a Housewife

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$27.00 per guest
Hosted by Ruby Shrestha

Highlights

  • Learn to prepare and taste traditional Nepali dishes
  • Be welcomed into a warm and friendly atmosphere of your host's humble home in the outskirts of Kathmandu
  • Once your meals are prepared, sit with Ruby and enjoy your food over conversation amidst a beautiful traditional home
  • End the class you can request Ruby to prepare you a nice cup of Nepali Tea

Inclusive of:

  • All ingredients and utensils necessary for preparation
  • Pick up and drop off service within Kathmandu
  • English speaking guide

Not Inclusive of:

  • Alcoholic Drinks
5 Out of 5
26 Reviews
Annie Quimby United States
5
11 Aug, 2019

I had a great time learning first hand from Ruby on how to cook Nepal's traditional staple food dhal bhat dishes. I chos...

Elaine Connery United Kingdom
5
23 Jul, 2019

This was a great class! We had so much fun with Ruby learning to make all the elements of dal bhat. A really enjoyable a...

$US 27.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 4 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

This is the legendary food that Nepalis eat all day all night all year-long. The quintessential staple, this dish comes with rice, lentils soup, curry chicken, cauliflower with potato and a special chutney concoction that will fire up your taste buds. Learn what makes the Nepalis tick through this course! Everyone cooks this staple in their family favored tradition so you might get very different tastes across households! The trick is in the spices and their proportions. Dal Bhat usually comes together with 2 other main dishes, a meat curry and a vegetable dish, usually cauliflower with potatoes. Then you cook the lentils soup with a secret procedure that you'll find out! Finally the chutney made of roasted tomatoes, garlic, coriander is the icing no one goes without! Note: When sending booking request please indicate whether you would prefer non-vegetarian (chicken) or vegetarian dal-bhat Also, please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies. Please note that transport is only provided from and to the following areas: -Thamel -Durbarmarg -Lazimpat -Maharajgunj -Basantapur Other areas outside of this area will be charged extra depending upon the distance.

Additional Information:

  • Don't forget to send us your choice of vegetarian or non-vegetarian option
  • Loose fitting trousers because your host is going to feed you well ;)
  • Hosts location is about 25 minute drive from the main tourist district of Thamel
  • Please inform us of any food allergies
  • Be at the hotel lobby at the tour start time.

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Your Local Host

Ruby Shrestha

Having to take care of her young child, she has to stay home and occasionally gets to knit products if there are orders, otherwise there is no income. They depend solely on the small income of her husband who works...

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26 reviews from people who took this experience

Annie Quimby United States
5
11 Aug, 2019

I had a great time learning first hand from Ruby on how to cook Nepal's traditional staple food dhal bhat dishes. I chose the vegetarian version. We made cauliflower with potato curry, oyster mushroom curry, lentil soup, spicy tomato acar and rice. The food was extremely tasty. It was the best cauliflower potato (aloo gobi) dish I have ever tasted. It was an immersive experience since you get to see the day to day activities in the suburb while you are learning how to cook.

Elaine Connery United Kingdom
5
23 Jul, 2019

This was a great class! We had so much fun with Ruby learning to make all the elements of dal bhat. A really enjoyable afternoon!

Derek Bates Canada
5
4 Jun, 2019

I’m so excited to take these recipes hone to prepare for my friends and family!

Tim Darling United States
5
22 Apr, 2019

Great class -- Ruby took the time to show every step

Karen Mac Hale Nepal
5
12 Sep, 2017

Learning to cook with Rubi was a truely memorable experience. She is very friendly and welcoming and I felt at home in her home. Her son met us at the main road and showed us the house and joined in with the cooking too which was great. She is a thorough and patient teacher who is very organised and I feel that I can now attempt Dahl Bhat alone although it will take a lot of practice to be as expert as her. I fully recommend a cooking lesson with Rubi. Thank you :-)

US$ 27.00 per guest
26 Reviews