Cooking classes in Rajasthan in India, with Ecolodge homestay

Discover daily life and traditions of rural India while learning how to cook organic vegetarian cuisine from Rajasthan.

Location : Nawalgarh

Dates : All year round

Duration : 7 days / 6 nights

Tariff : 390,00 €

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Detailed programme:

Enrich your knowledge of our culture by learning how to cook a variety of delicious, healthy and simple Indian dishes that you can propose to your family and friends once back home.
Gajendra, the younger son, or Sushila, one of the daughters-in-law, will share their passion of cooking with you. All the family being vegetarian, the workshop will focus on vegetarian cooking.

Diversity of Indian cuisine is as rich as the nature of this country. Each state has its own food culture based on crops they grow there. In the desert where we live, little is available. This is what makes the cuisine of Rajasthan "unique"; the art of creating a variety of tastes from very little.
Each workshop lasts between 2 and 3 hours generally in the afternoon in order to prepare the evening meal.

Place: The ecolodge Apani Dhani is located in Nawalgarth, in the region of Shekhawati, 275 km from Delhi.

Dates: Available all year round but preferable from October to February.

Duration: Workshops take place every morning, from Monday to Friday.


The Ecolodge is composed of 8 bungalows, meticulously constructed in the traditional way.
Photovoltaic solar panels produce electricity and hot water.
All the rooms are beautifully decorated with regional handicrafts and feature full bathroom facilities.
You will get half-board accommodation (breakfast and dinner). Meals are vegetarian and organic as food is coming from the family garden.

Cost: 390 € per person
- 5 cooking classes
- Bed and breakfast accommodation in a superior single room.
- All dinners
- A musical night *
- Membership fees.
* Please note that the music night is organised for your attention but any visitors around will of course be welcomed to listen to the music!

Good to know:

*It is also possible to combine cooking lessons with arts and crafts workshops given in the morning (Please have a look at the « Tie and Dye workshop»).
In this case, you will be asked for a supplement of 80 €.

* You can also discover the region taking part to excursions and cultural visits organised by your host (with supplement).

* The Ecolodge is deeply involved in sustainable tourism and is a member of The International Ecotourism Society and of Eco Club.

* Do not forget to plan more days in order to visit Jaipur, Agra, etc.


"Je recommande vivement ce stage de cuisine indienne à Apani Dhani. Une immersion au coeur du Rajasthan, pour découvrir une cuisine haute en couleur, en saveurs, au sein d'une famille généreuse et accueillante qui aime transmettre son savoir-faire. Le dépaysement est total. De plus, Apani Dhani est un écolodge très agréable, reposant et propre. On a passé de bons moments en compagnie de Gajendra et sa famille. Il propose également des excursions guidées dans la région du Shekhawati et des activités animées par la communauté locale.Une expérience inoubliable et une magnifique manière de découvrir l'Inde et ses habitants."

Marie Le 30/01/2020

"A Apani dhani, on ressent tout de suite l'amour qui imprègne le lieu, depuis le concept architectural, les matériaux utilisés, les décorations murales, la cuisine faite avec essentiellement les produits du jardin, les cours de cuisine dispensés avec conseils nutritionnels dans la cuisine familiale et sur la terrasse auprès du feu, les fleurs fraîches du jardin qui ornent tables, fenêtres, et tous les recoins de la maison par les soins de sa belle-fille, le travail du bois des meubles, des volets, des ustensiles par son fils, la générosité avec laquelle il emploie les artisans locaux, le souci de respect des ressources naturelles, surtout l'eau, et de la culture locale, l'implication dans le développement durable et l'éducation des enfants de sa région, bref une grande spiritualité au quotidien, une belle démonstration de sobriété heureuse."

Cécilia Le 14/12/2016