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“If you're planning a cooking lesson you MUST do SHASHI'S cooking lesson, she is awesome, you won't be disappointed!”

Shashi Cooking Classes
Ranked #1 of 13 Food & Drink in Udaipur
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Right in the heart of udaipur you will find ''Shashi Cooking Classes'' Our Shashi cooking classes is an indian cuisine cooking school, offering a variety of indian dishes. We would be pleased to have you with us! We have kitchen that resembles your home kitchen,so that you are able to replicate the dishes at your place. Come enjoy a hands- On cooking class at ''Shashi Cooking Classes''
Reviewed 7 February 2012

SHASHI is an awesome lady who had a really hard start to her adult life but worked hard to pull herself together for herself and her two kids. Her cooking classes are really popular, and it's easy to see why.

Classes are a maximum of 6 people. She'll spend approx half an hour going through the menu with you, then you start to cook. Everyone takes turns to make the dishes. We made so much food we couldn't possibly eat it all. From chai tea to pakoras to curries to dessert. From what I hear, she teaches more dishes than most other cooking schools.

Also she is excellent value for money, I think it was 250 rupees per person but we were there for 5 hours. (You could leave earlier if you felt this was too long but I think it was because we were all enjoying each others company so much, as well as sitting down and eating the food.) Shashi has been told to put her prices up but she says why? She's happy with what she earns so she says she doesn't want to put the price up. But I personally would be happy to pay more.

Shashi has an awesome personality and a great sense of humour, we had alot of fun learning from her. Her English is good and she explains things in detail. Classes are very relaxed but informative. Book now! Have fun! :-)

Thank Biddy O
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Shashi would be a wonderful women just to sit down and talk to. In the context of her cooking classes she offers open dialogue about both herself, her cooking, family and India. In fact most of her family, she is a widow, were there helping to cut vegetables, wash dishes, clean up and interact with our small group of gastronomes.

We signed up, the day before, for a three hour class which actually turned into a five hour hands on journey and self created feast with no time wasted. Shashi says "come hungry" and we were sure glad we took her advice. She provides everything you could want, answers all your questions, and is funny as well.

This is not a professional kitchen experinece, you will actually cook in Shashi's kitchen and eat in the other room of her 2 room home. It was a situation where your were actually sharing her home a family for an afternoon.

When we were all done with the cooking (and snacking/tasting along the way) the family pitched in to clean up so that Shashi could deliver another similar experience 1 and 1/2 hours later.

We have already encouraged all of our friend to share our experience as it was the highlight of our visit to Uadaipur.

Bring a camera, a desire to learn, your sense of humanity, humility and humour.

No deadlines.
And all this for RS 500!

1  Thank rrm_miller
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

We had a lot of fun taking this class with shashi. She's very welcoming and the small class means you all get a turn with the cooking. It's taught in her kitchen with her family and friends helping out so it's nice an intimate. Definitely a highlight in Udaipur!

Thank yolandben
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Unbelievably good value. We spent 5 hours learning from Shashi. She provides you with a set of recipes and a pen to jot down notes. But best of all it's hands on, so you get to experience it.

Just remember to go with an empty stomach - the food is ssoooo good and you'll be stuffed by the end.

Thank global_pilgrim
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

We participated in many cooking classes and impromptu cooking lessons over our seven weeks in India. However, our experience with Shashi stands out in our minds. A generous and humorous soul, Shashi is also an accomplished cook and storyteller.

In the 9 years she has been giving this class, Shashi has gone from a rudimentary understanding of English to become an accomplished speaker in not only English but she holds her own in many of the European languages. Her generous spirit is obviously infectious as many a participant has found ways to leave their gifts of translated recipes, a picture book, and of course glowing reviews of their hours spent in Shashi's kitchen.

Our level of participation was higher with Shashi than in any of our other classes, and perhaps because of this we learned to make far more dishes in our few hours with her than at any of the other cooking lessons.

We wish her continued success and would not hesitate to recommend her classes to anyone interested in food or a 1st hand experience with a Rajashtani family.

1  Thank CUL8RLethbridge
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