ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Boring Indian Curry Workshop

Singapore, SingaporePart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Dhruv

90 mins, Hosted in English and Hindi
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 11 people
Private groups available for up to 100.
Indian cuisine

What you'll do

We'll cook a delicious Indian Curry together & I will show you how to build layers of flavour with every ingredient you throw into a pot. We will also make a delicately spiced rice dish to accompany the curry. Vegetarian & vegan options are available & by the end of the workshop, you would have prepared an amazing meal in your kitchen with guidance from me every step of the way! My menu changes often & features a different spectacular Indian curry every few weeks.

THIS WEEK: a mellow, coastal style coconut based curry
SOUTH-INDIAN CHICKEN / VEG KORMA with CASHEW PULAO

Once you book, you will receive a list of ingredients to prep. The agenda is simple - we chat for a bit, get to know one another & then start cooking. My style is laid-back & folks are free to ask questions & interact as we cook. After cooking, I will also show you how to plate up & shoot that perfect photo for your Instagram / Facebook / Tinder profile. A fun way to spend a birthday / anniversary / special occasion!

This is an excellent team building activity, perfect for corporate team bonding

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NOTES
- Pricing is per person
- Instagram @madonionslicer
- Get your ingredients ready before the class & we're good to go!
We'll cook a delicious Indian Curry together & I will show you how to build layers of flavour with every ingredient you throw into a pot. We will also make a delicately spiced rice dish to accompany the curry. Vegetarian & vegan options are available & by the end of the workshop, you would have prepared an amazing meal in your kitchen with guidance from me every step of the way! My menu changes often & features a different spectacular Indian curr…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Dhruv can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $259.

What to bring

  • Computer, tablet or smartphone with a stable internet connection. Video and sound on.
  • If you’re cooking along, these are the ingredients and utensils you'll need. Good for 2 people. Don't worry if you don't have everything—let me know and we'll figure things out.
  • Utensils: Stove, 1 pot with a lid, wooden spatulas, 1 pan / wok to cook rice in
  • Protein: 350-400 gm Chicken cut into medium sized pieces OR Vegetarian options: 1/2 cup chopped carrots, 1/2 cup chopped green beans, 1/2 cup chopped potato
  • Ingredients for SOUTH INDIAN KORMA: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 cup finely chopped onion, 1 tablespoon ginger paste, 1 tablespoon ginger - garlic paste (simply grate the ginger & garlic if you can’t make a paste), 1 green chilli / jalapeño (optional)
    Ingredients for SOUTH INDIAN KORMA: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 cup finely chopped onion, 1 tablespoon ginger paste, 1 tablespoon ginger…

Meet your host, Dhruv

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 198 Reviews
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My name is Dhruv Shanker, but they call me the Mad Onion Slicer. I'm a former professional chef and am dead serious about having fun in the kitchen. I’ve been running a cooking class called the Boring Indian Food Workshop since 2019, and while I personally think it’s pretty awful, the staggering number of folks who gave it 5 stars seem to have enjoyed it. To my utter amazement - I was selected to be one of Airbnb’s top 5 Cooking hosts globally last year!

I’ve been writing a light-hearted food blog for many years now, and teach people how to produce food that’s simple to cook and absolutely delicious.

You can look me up on Instagram (@madonionslicer) to see what my food looks like. Everyone who’s tried my recipes has survived to tell the happy tale!
My name is Dhruv Shanker, but they call me the Mad Onion Slicer. I'm a former professional chef and am dead serious about having fun in the kitchen. I’ve been running a cooking class called the Boring Indian Food Workshop since 2019, and while I personally think it’s pretty awful, the staggering number of folks who gave it 5 stars seem to have enjoyed it. To my utter amazement - I was selected to be one of Airbnb’s top 5 Cooking hosts globally last year!

I’ve been writing a light-hear…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 198 reviews.

Emily
June 2021
Dhruv was amazing! This was such a fun virtual Father’s Day experience. We learned a lot about the food we were cooking in addition to how to make it!
Akanksha
June 2021
what a wonderful experience! this was a 60th birthday gift to my father who is just learning to cook. All of us on the call thoroughly enjoyed it. Dhruv kept it so entertaining with his jokes & ensured every single person on the call were engaged. Great meal cooked at the end of the day! thank you Dhruv!
what a wonderful experience! this was a 60th birthday gift to my father who is just learning to cook. All of us on the call thoroughly enjoyed it. Dhruv kept it so entertaining wi…
Shi Jie
May 2021
Dhruv’s instructions were clear, step-by-step which is amazing for me as an absolute novice in the kitchen. Fun and I learnt loads about the various ingredients and how they are used in Indian dishes. Great cooking class! Highly recommend!!
Dhruv’s instructions were clear, step-by-step which is amazing for me as an absolute novice in the kitchen. Fun and I learnt loads about the various ingredients and how they are us…
Julie
May 2021
Dhruv knocked it out of the park again! He met everyone at their level, was super entertaining, made sure everyone was included, whilst coaching the group through making a DELICIOUS meal. I truly cannot recommend these experiences with him enough.
Dhruv knocked it out of the park again! He met everyone at their level, was super entertaining, made sure everyone was included, whilst coaching the group through making a DELICIOU…
Max
April 2021
Dhruv is a fantastic host and the Chicken Korma with cashew rice we made was *delicious*. Dhruv makes it fun and walks you through each step with ease, making it a fun and interactive experience. You also get some great views of Singapore City from his balcony while you're at it.
Dhruv is a fantastic host and the Chicken Korma with cashew rice we made was *delicious*. Dhruv makes it fun and walks you through each step with ease, making it a fun and interac…
Jay
March 2021
Chef Dhruv is the best. He is an incredible host, full of great information and humor in a really fun cooking class. I would recommend his class to anyone, but particularly to families wanting to get together and cook, even though they may be far away from one another. This brought my family together from Maine, New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles and South Korea, and was a complete home run as a birthday gift to my octogenarian mother. Highly, highly recommend - as long as you don't book him when we want to do it again with my wife's family...
Chef Dhruv is the best. He is an incredible host, full of great information and humor in a really fun cooking class. I would recommend his class to anyone, but particularly to fami…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.