The 8 Best Cooking Classes in Agra in 2020

Agra, India, is most famous for being home to the majestic Taj Mahal. As such is draws many tourists into this town exploding with flavour. If you want to soak up the Indian architecture and flavours at the same time Agra is a good choice and visitors can look forward to having their senses assailed in the best possible way with cooking classes to please all the senses and curiosities.

Khushboo Cooking Class-Agra

Khushboo Cooking Class-Agra

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Khushboo offers a large variety of baking and cooking classes ranging from Italian to Indian food. Indian food classes focus on Indian breads and sweets, Mughlai, South Indian, Dhabe Ka Khana, Biryani, and Indian Street Food. Some classes are also kids friendly or specifically aimed at children providing them with a wonderful opportunity to develop a love for baking and cooking at a young age.
Map: https://g.page/khushboocookingagra?share
Hours: Different classes are available at different times and day (week days and weekends) depending on the month’s schedule and classes last for an average of 2-3 hours.
Website: https://www.khushboocooking.com/
Price: 1,000 – 1,500 INR/person (depending on the class)

Agra Cooking class

Agra Cooking class

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Agra Cooking classes are specifically designed for tourists to learn the ins and outs of cooking delicious vegetarian Indian dishes from scratch. The owner and cook will teach you the basics of cooking Indian food with signature spices and herbs. You’ll be able to take these recipes home and recreate them in your own kitchen.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/19h2vNypbKBH7m7m9
Hours: 9 AM to 10 PM (holidays may influence these times)
Website: https://agra-cooking-class.business.site/
Price: To be confirmed with the owner and chef when making a booking.

Agra Cooking Class with Agra Food Tour

Agra Cooking Class with Agra Food Tour

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With Agra Food Tour’s cooking class you can choose to cook in a home or at a restaurant depending on availability. Learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques with these classes that focus on vegetarian dishes as well as snacks and drinks. Meat dishes can be added to the cooking menu.
Map: Location depends on your choice of home or restaurant preference and availability
Hours: Classes can be booked online
Website: http://agrafoodtour.com/cooking-class/
Price: 6,500 INR/person in a group, 7,500 INR/person individual class

Agra Cooking and Exotic Dining

Agra Cooking and Exotic Dining

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In these classes you learn to cook with the basic 5-10 spices that are used in most Indian dishes and the menu can be changed to ensure that you can find the ingredients once you go back home. This is a great exchange of recipes in an intimate setting where you can share the love of culture and cuisine.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/oQvcpkNuEpvdGmm49
Hours:
Breakfast: 8 AM to 11 AM
Lunch: 12:30 PM to 2 PM
Snacks: 3 PM to 4 PM
Dinner: 5 PM to 8 PM
Website: http://www.agracooking.com/2016/10/home.html
Price: Exact pricing to be confirmed with cook and owner when you book a session

Mushir Cooking Class

Mushir Cooking Class

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Mushir is a professional chef with experience in many countries and if you are in Agra, India he will come to your home and teach you some amazing Indian recipes for the number of hours you booked. What’s more, you don’t have to be in Agra to enjoy a lesson with him. He will teach you how to cook Indian food with a Skype lesson. All you need is a good connection.
Map: At home or Skype lessons
Hours: Daily 9 AM – 8:28 PM
Closed: Sundays
Website: https://mushir-cooking-class.business.site/
Price: For a quote on a lesson you can contact Mushir via his website.

Authentic homemade meal in a 100-year-old home

Authentic homemade meal in a 100-year-old home

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Some of the best ways to experience the food scenes in Agra is to book a tour with a host through one of the travel websites. In this “tour” with Nidhi your will learn to make a couple of dishes with your host in her family home. These are informative 3 hour lessons at the end of which you enjoy the food you cooked as well as some other pre-prepared by you host.
Map: Exact location made available to individuals that book the experience
Hours:
Session 1: 11 AM to 2 PM
Session 2: 6 PM to 9 PM
Website: https://www.travelingspoon.com/hosts/2402-authentic-homemade-meal-in-agra,-in-a-100-year-old-ancestral-home
Price: 2,200 – 5,400 INR/person (depending on group size)

A home-cooked Rajasthani

A home-cooked Rajasthani

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Geeta will provide a similar experience as the one before but she will focus on a Rajasthani meal. Upon request she can also focus on North and South Indian, Mughali and Kashimirs. Her classes are more extensive, and you can help her and write a recipe you can use for years to come.
Map: Exact location made available to individuals that book the experience
Hours:
Afternoon: 11 PM – 12 A
Evening: 5 PM - 8 PM
Website: https://www.travelingspoon.com/hosts/2393-share-a-traditional-home-cooked-rajasthani-meal
Price: 2,900 – 4,300 IND/person depending on the size of the group.

Food tour with in-home cooking class

Food tour with in-home cooking class

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Agra Day Journey (vir Tripadvisor) provides a similar food experience with a good cooking helping you and teaching you prepare some dishes. With this option, however, once you are done with your meal your host will take you to the local food market where you can also enjoy the wonders that is Indian street food.
Map: Exact location will be confirmed with a tour booking
Hours: 12 PM to 3 PM
Website: https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g297683-d15411301-Local_Food_Tour_With_Cooking_Class_In_Home-Agra_Agra_District_Uttar_Pradesh.html
Price: 2,800 INR/person

Why Taking a Cooking Classes in Agra is a Must-Do

An Agra cooking class is how you come to understand the food

India is synonymous with spices a wealth of culinary knowledge. No trip to this country would be complete without tasting the food and gaining a better understanding of it and what better way to do that than through learning how to cook it.

You learn not only about the food, but also the culture of Agra

With so many in-home tour and cooking classes it is about much more than just the food. As you make contact with the individuals cooking the food you have time to spend with them. You have time to ask questions and get to know the people of India in a very different way. They often use recipes passed down from generation to generation and there are always stories and histories attached to the passed-down recipes. While cooking, learning and talking your hosts will often share these stories and open your eyes to the people of the country.