Hotel Krishna Niwas
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- Hotel Krishna NiwasMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 22, 2013
The cooking classes at this hotel are run by Sushma (a pleasantly assertive local woman) in a kitchen-studio above the lobby. The experience is hands-on for small groups, it's entertaining, and the dishes produced are frankly fantastic. There are two-and-a-half hour sessions in both North and South Indian cooking, and eating the meal you've just cooked on the terrace of the hotel as the sun sets over Lake Pichola is nothing if not memorable. Rates run from 850-1250R, and printed recipes for all the dishes are provided at the lesson's end.Recommended for:Foodies
- Hotel Krishna NiwasMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 1Jul 05, 2012
During my stay in Udaipur, friends of mine stayed at Hotel Krishna, and we all took Sushma's cooking class together.
First, the hotel. The lovely boutique hotel, situated on Lake Pichola and run by a family of artists, has 11 ensuite rooms. I checked out my friend's room, and it was clean and decorated quite beautifully. There was hot water during his entire stay, although wi-fi wasn't available. We enjoyed delicious food and stunning views of the lake from the rooftop restaurant. The staff was friendly and assisted us kindly with car pick-ups and massage appointments.
Now the cooking class. Sushma, an Indian woman from Udaipur, has been teaching guests how to make North and South Indian dishes for over ten years. Her manner, which is engaging and at the same time calming, creates a perfect environment for learning. In our two-and-a-half hour session on North Indian cooking, we learned how to make paneer butter masala, dal, chapati, stuffed paratha, and pumpkin and eggplant curries. Sushma is conscious of allergies and personal tastes, and always asked us before adding nuts, spice and coriander. She invited students to get up, join her at the stove, and assist in mixing the curries and flipping the chapati over the flames. You definitely feel at home with Sushma. Toward the end of the class, her husband, Jairaj, a miniature painter who also teaches an art class in the hotel, joined us in the kitchen and watched his wife with a smile on his face. "I make art for your eyes," he told me, "and Sushma makes art for your mouth."
Cooking truly is an art in India, and you'll be missing out on an amazing experience if you skip Sushma's class during your stay in Udaipur.
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