Spice Paradise
Spice Paradise
5
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Family-operated spice shop that offers daily cooking classes, featuring homemade recipes and spice mixes that showcase the cuisines of India. Become part of our family while you learn about Indian food, traditions, and culture.
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  • Tom
    Sheffield, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A personal and welcoming cooking class like no other ever experienced! You must do this when in Jodhpur
    As authentic, welcoming, and personal as any experience you will probably ever have in India... or perhaps any other location! Anil and Rekha run what seems like an unassuming spice shop and cooking class. However, their warmth and friendliness come across immediately. Rekha delivers the cooking class with so much love and passion that you can taste it in the food. She took the time to explain everything to us, answering questions and making it a personal experience, from the comfort of her own home. Moreover, sitting chatting as we chopped, stirred, and ate was so magical. Rekha's passion for the cooking classes is rooted in providing mutual happiness to all, and we felt that in abundance. We were able to listen and share stories of her, and our life and time seemed to fly by even though we were there for 4 hours! Finally, the food was incredible and so filling. Don't have lunch prior to going! Book by emailing, calling or just going to the shop and asking. We couldn't say enough great things about this experience and we felt like we had transcended from tourists to friends by the end of time with Rekha, which is so rare but so valuable. As we left we had huge smiles on our faces and couldn't stop talking about it! Don't miss this opportunity in Jodhpur, you will not regret it.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Marlene
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most amazing experience!
    Being a guest in Rehka’s and Anil’s home is more than participating in a simple cooking class. From the first minute we felt warmly welcomed and part of the family. Lots of learning about Indian culture and living next to learning about how two cook and prepare several North Indian dishes. Hope everyone gets the chance to enjoy the wonderful experience of meeting this family!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 May 2023
  • Katherine C
    Jodhpur, India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing
    We visited Spice Paradise as a group of 6 students traveling India, and the cookery class was absolutely amazing! Easily one of the best things we have done all trip. Rekha and her husband were so welcoming and friendly, and clearly so passionate about cooking and teaching us all they knew! We ended up staying for 6 hours while they talked us through 7 different things to make all in perfect English, and gave us an amazing hand written cook book to take home with us. All of the food is vegetarian and uses completely fresh local ingredients, with only bottled water used throughout cooking! Absolutely lived up to our expectations based on other trip advisor reviews and I couldn’t recommend a place more! Rekha even invited us back for chai the next morning and her husband helped us find Tuktuks back to our hotel. They were so interesting to talk to and I’m so glad we were able to get a booking to visit their amazing home.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Tom
    Stornoway, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best thing we did in India
    We booked the class having seen all the amazing reviews online, and despite being a last minute group of 6, Rekha and Anil were able to accommodate us with ease. Coming off the street, you walk through the spice shop, before entering the family home which is steeped in history. We instantly felt extremely welcome, with Rekha giving us an introduction and Anil giving us an amazing, in-depth lesson on Ayurveda and the various herbs and spices that can help with certain ailments. Every single thing we made was delicious; from the chai at the start, the biriyani and the roti with paneer curry. All the ingredients were local, fresh and delicious. Rekha was so patient, taking the time to explain everything and make sure we were all enjoying ourselves. Whilst it says the class is around 4 hours, it is so easy to spend 6-7 hours there without even noticing, which underlines just how engaging and enjoyable the class is. It was so amazing to see the blends of spices that Anil creates and sells, and we would highly recommend purchasing some at the end of the class to recreate the dishes at home. An absolute must for anyone visiting Jodhpur!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Edward C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best experience in Jodhphur
    This cooking lesson taught me so many useful and applicable skills for everyday cooking, as well as significantly helping me to understand Indian cuisine. We were welcomed by Rheka and Amil, her husband, who were immediately hospitable, which was shortly followed by some very tasty masala chai (learning the recipe). The evening continued for another 6hrs, as even though the lesson was only for 4, we loved it so much that we stayed! It was a food filled evening, which ensured that we all rolled out of their home very satisfied and fulfilled; to return the next day for some afternoon tea. I highly suggest that everyone visiting this city visits this shop and does this course, it’s something I’ll never forget
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Anouk
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing cooking class and wonderful experience
    We had a wonderful time meeting Rekha and Anil and had the pleasure of joining one of Rekha's cooking classes during our stay in Jodhpur. The cooking class was truly the best experience I had in India by far! Rekha taught us many different recipes - chai masala, lassi, biryani, raita, dal tadka, naan, chapati - and told us about the significance and benefits of each different ingredient and spice. The food was truly amazing and we had a wonderful evening with each other, full of cooking, eating and learning about each others' cultures. A great way to experience the Indian culture and cuisine! The class is only a 1000 rupees per person and we spend more than 4 hours cooking (time flew!). Rekha and Anil are the kindest people and I would definitely recommend everyone to stop by their shop and join one of the cooking classes.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Katie T
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best experiences we have had in India
    We had the best time with Rekha and Anil. They invited all six of us into their home with such kindness and taught us so much. Whilst learning how to cook lots of different dishes we also learnt about the ingredients we were using. We were given drinks throughout and spent a long time there helping with preparation of food as well as eating the end products. Everything was clean and Rekha used bottled water to cook. The course takes place in their home which has a lot of history to it and Anil makes all the spice mixes himself so we were able to buy some after to take home with us and use along with the recipe books we were given. I can't wait to try the recipes at home. We were even invited for chai the following day - they were the kindest people we met in India !
    Visited August 2023
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Lola S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 would return for the love!!
    Spice Paradise, such an accurate summary of this business. The Sharma family gave us one of the warmest welcome in to their shop. From the presentation and education of each spices, their benefits, pairings, recipes, we found ourselves invited to sit and drink Masala Chai demonstrated on the spot along with the family. We ended up spending nearly two hours in the shop, covering preparation, our travels, our family values, suggestions for my injured finger, to eventually meeting one of their daughters, who was also a beam of light. Crossing paths and meeting this family was a blessing, highly recommend for the wonderful spices, tea, but especially for their warm invitation.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 October 2023
  • michfisch
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique Cooking experience that nourishes both your tummy and soul
    Our family consisting of 3 young adults in their 20s did a cooking class on our last night in Jodhpur and it was probably one of the highlights of our incredible Indian vacation. We have visited many beautiful places in Rajasthan, stayed in incredible palaces and hotels, eaten in the best restaurants but this experience was really unique. Not only was the food we cooked absolutely delicious, we were welcomed into the most beautiful families home and not only did they share family recipes, they shared stories and jokes that kept us all so engaged. It was so fun for all of us and we walked away feeling not only nourished by the food we made but by the whole experience and warmth they showed us. Thank you for opening your home to us and making our last night in India so memorable.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
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emma s
Paris, France5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This cooking lesson was such fun !! Reka and her familly are adorable and we all prepared 8 dishes in a couple of hours that were all delicious !!! We also learnt lots about spices and all their healing properties. You can of course buy everything you need in house. A must when in Jodhpur! We recommend highly ! Emma and Lulu
Written 7 March 2024
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michfisch
sydney29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Our family consisting of 3 young adults in their 20s did a cooking class on our last night in Jodhpur and it was probably one of the highlights of our incredible Indian vacation. We have visited many beautiful places in Rajasthan, stayed in incredible palaces and hotels, eaten in the best restaurants but this experience was really unique. Not only was the food we cooked absolutely delicious, we were welcomed into the most beautiful families home and not only did they share family recipes, they shared stories and jokes that kept us all so engaged. It was so fun for all of us and we walked away feeling not only nourished by the food we made but by the whole experience and warmth they showed us.
Thank you for opening your home to us and making our last night in India so memorable.
Written 7 January 2024
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Lola S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Spice Paradise, such an accurate summary of this business. The Sharma family gave us one of the warmest welcome in to their shop. From the presentation and education of each spices, their benefits, pairings, recipes, we found ourselves invited to sit and drink Masala Chai demonstrated on the spot along with the family. We ended up spending nearly two hours in the shop, covering preparation, our travels, our family values, suggestions for my injured finger, to eventually meeting one of their daughters, who was also a beam of light. Crossing paths and meeting this family was a blessing, highly recommend for the wonderful spices, tea, but especially for their warm invitation.
Written 10 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Katie T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We had the best time with Rekha and Anil. They invited all six of us into their home with such kindness and taught us so much. Whilst learning how to cook lots of different dishes we also learnt about the ingredients we were using. We were given drinks throughout and spent a long time there helping with preparation of food as well as eating the end products. Everything was clean and Rekha used bottled water to cook. The course takes place in their home which has a lot of history to it and Anil makes all the spice mixes himself so we were able to buy some after to take home with us and use along with the recipe books we were given. I can't wait to try the recipes at home. We were even invited for chai the following day - they were the kindest people we met in India !
Written 26 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anouk
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We had a wonderful time meeting Rekha and Anil and had the pleasure of joining one of Rekha's cooking classes during our stay in Jodhpur. The cooking class was truly the best experience I had in India by far! Rekha taught us many different recipes - chai masala, lassi, biryani, raita, dal tadka, naan, chapati - and told us about the significance and benefits of each different ingredient and spice. The food was truly amazing and we had a wonderful evening with each other, full of cooking, eating and learning about each others' cultures. A great way to experience the Indian culture and cuisine! The class is only a 1000 rupees per person and we spend more than 4 hours cooking (time flew!). Rekha and Anil are the kindest people and I would definitely recommend everyone to stop by their shop and join one of the cooking classes.
Written 20 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Edward C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This cooking lesson taught me so many useful and applicable skills for everyday cooking, as well as significantly helping me to understand Indian cuisine. We were welcomed by Rheka and Amil, her husband, who were immediately hospitable, which was shortly followed by some very tasty masala chai (learning the recipe). The evening continued for another 6hrs, as even though the lesson was only for 4, we loved it so much that we stayed! It was a food filled evening, which ensured that we all rolled out of their home very satisfied and fulfilled; to return the next day for some afternoon tea.

I highly suggest that everyone visiting this city visits this shop and does this course, it’s something I’ll never forget
Written 19 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tom
Stornoway, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We booked the class having seen all the amazing reviews online, and despite being a last minute group of 6, Rekha and Anil were able to accommodate us with ease.
Coming off the street, you walk through the spice shop, before entering the family home which is steeped in history.
We instantly felt extremely welcome, with Rekha giving us an introduction and Anil giving us an amazing, in-depth lesson on Ayurveda and the various herbs and spices that can help with certain ailments.
Every single thing we made was delicious; from the chai at the start, the biriyani and the roti with paneer curry. All the ingredients were local, fresh and delicious.
Rekha was so patient, taking the time to explain everything and make sure we were all enjoying ourselves.
Whilst it says the class is around 4 hours, it is so easy to spend 6-7 hours there without even noticing, which underlines just how engaging and enjoyable the class is.
It was so amazing to see the blends of spices that Anil creates and sells, and we would highly recommend purchasing some at the end of the class to recreate the dishes at home.

An absolute must for anyone visiting Jodhpur!
Written 14 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Katherine C
Jodhpur, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We visited Spice Paradise as a group of 6 students traveling India, and the cookery class was absolutely amazing! Easily one of the best things we have done all trip. Rekha and her husband were so welcoming and friendly, and clearly so passionate about cooking and teaching us all they knew! We ended up staying for 6 hours while they talked us through 7 different things to make all in perfect English, and gave us an amazing hand written cook book to take home with us. All of the food is vegetarian and uses completely fresh local ingredients, with only bottled water used throughout cooking! Absolutely lived up to our expectations based on other trip advisor reviews and I couldn’t recommend a place more! Rekha even invited us back for chai the next morning and her husband helped us find Tuktuks back to our hotel. They were so interesting to talk to and I’m so glad we were able to get a booking to visit their amazing home.
Written 14 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Marlene
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Being a guest in Rehka’s and Anil’s home is more than participating in a simple cooking class. From the first minute we felt warmly welcomed and part of the family. Lots of learning about Indian culture and living next to learning about how two cook and prepare several North Indian dishes. Hope everyone gets the chance to enjoy the wonderful experience of meeting this family!
Written 18 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tom
Sheffield, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
As authentic, welcoming, and personal as any experience you will probably ever have in India... or perhaps any other location! Anil and Rekha run what seems like an unassuming spice shop and cooking class. However, their warmth and friendliness come across immediately. Rekha delivers the cooking class with so much love and passion that you can taste it in the food. She took the time to explain everything to us, answering questions and making it a personal experience, from the comfort of her own home. Moreover, sitting chatting as we chopped, stirred, and ate was so magical. Rekha's passion for the cooking classes is rooted in providing mutual happiness to all, and we felt that in abundance. We were able to listen and share stories of her, and our life and time seemed to fly by even though we were there for 4 hours! Finally, the food was incredible and so filling. Don't have lunch prior to going! Book by emailing, calling or just going to the shop and asking. We couldn't say enough great things about this experience and we felt like we had transcended from tourists to friends by the end of time with Rekha, which is so rare but so valuable. As we left we had huge smiles on our faces and couldn't stop talking about it! Don't miss this opportunity in Jodhpur, you will not regret it.
Written 13 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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