Itinerary for Taste of India Workshop: Learn the Secrets of Indian Cooking

Workshop Leaders : Sandhya Diggi Kumari, Kaushiika Singh and Jyotika Kumari ,

Venue : Diggi Palace

Workshops run from Sunday 4th February – Sunday 11 th February 2018

This workshop is a unique adventure into discovering the ways that food, health and cultural traditions interact in India. You will learn to prepare a multitude of specialty dishes of Indian cuisine, including breads, fresh chutneys, raita, delicious dal, snacks, curries, lassi and puddings. Each day, you will eat the food you’ve prepared for lunch. You will be given all of the recipes at the workshop.

The workshop will be conducted in the kitchens and open courtyard of Diggi Palace by the ladies of the resident royal family, who will grant you rare access behind the scenes of their family estate.

Introductions and Welcome Tea, Sunday 4th February, 4.30 – 6pm:

You will be introduced to the Workshops programme, and meet your teachers and fellow participants to discuss the week’s itinerary.

Day 1, Monday 5th February, 10 – 2pm: Mughlai/ Punjabi food

Please meet on the Diggi Lawn at 9.55am on the first day


Chicken Biryani

Mixed Veg Raita

Paneer Palak

Mooli Parantha

Semolina pudding

8.30 - 11pm: Evening Concert

Day 2, Tuesday 6th February, 10 – 4pm: Bihari/ East Indian

8.15 – 10am: Heritage Walk (optional). Please have breakfast prior to the walk, as your workshop will start promptly at 10am.



Grilled Aubergine

Potato Salad

Tomato Salad

Fried Papadam

Spinach Raita


Day 3, Wednesday 7th February, 10 – 4pm: Typical Rajasthani meal:


Jungle Maans

Dal (Chickpea lentil curry)



Lassi (Salted and Sweet)

8.30 - 11pm: Evening Concert

Day 4, Thursday 8th February, 9 – 5pm: Village Cooking

You will go on a unique private visit to the Diggi organic farm, where you will pick regional vegetables and cook in traditional village style. You will be able to walk around the fields and visit the temple of the Kun Devi, the Mother Goddess of the Jaipur Royal Family, and interact with local, rural people.

Day 5, Friday 9th February, 10 – 4pm: House Specialities


Kesariya Safed Murg

Gajar Matar Curry

Puri (Indian Bread)

Pudina Pyaaz Dungar wala Raita

Phirni (dessert)

Anar Tamatar Ki Chuai (salad)

8.30 - 11pm: Evening Concert

Day 6, Saturday 10th February, 9 – 3pm: Street food and snacks

In the morning, you will go on a culinary walk around the Old City, where you will experience the hustle and bustle of Jaipur’s fascinating wholesale produce and utensil markets, including the flower market, fruit and vegetable vendors and spice sellers. You will sample the wares of street food sellers and sweet makers. Those who wish can stay on afterwards to buy spices or pickles to take home.


Papdi Chaat

Paneer Pakoda

Mix Vegetable Pakoda


Tamarind Chutney

Green Chutney (Dhania Pudina Chutney)

Day 7, Sunday 11th February

11 – 1pm: Workshops Exhibition on the Diggi Lawns

1.30 – 4pm: Traditional Rajasthani Farewell Lunch at the privately owned Saba Haveli in the old walled city of Jaipur. There will be plenty of photographic possibilities and the opportunity for kite flying.

This marks the end of the Wonderful Workshops programme.

Please note:

Whilst everything will be done to ensure your safety during the course of these workshops, you agree to participate at your own risk.

Itineraries may be subject to minor modifications due to local factors

Please inform your workshop leaders of any food allergies.

Additional shopping in the bazaars is not included in your workshops fee.


Sandhya Kumari is a very experienced cook with a wealth of specialist knowledge to share, and she is the sister of Ram Pratap Singh, whose ancestors built Diggi Palace in the 1860’s.

She is assisted by Kaushika Singh and Jyotika Kumari, the royal ladies of Diggi Palace.

Diggi Palace is the city seat of the Diggi family and is a part of the original Haveli of the Thakurs of Diggi. It is set amidst 18 acres of beautiful gardens in the heart of the pink city of Jaipur. The family resides in the main part of the haveli and take an active part in the upkeep and administration of the hotel, thereby ensuring that guests enjoy both the relaxing surroundings, and the warmth and atmosphere of the family home.