Boring Indian Food Workshop

Singapore, SingaporePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Dhruv

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
A local favorite
Often booked by people who live nearby.
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Expertise and insight
Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

What you'll do

What you get out of a cooking class with me, is an Afternoon of Awesomeness™️.

We’ll pour a few drinks, play some music, put on wacky aprons, and cook an early dinner on my beautiful harbour-facing balcony. You'll get a crash course in the herbs & spices of the Indian subcontinent, and over the course of the afternoon, we'll cook a complete meal - appetiser, mains and dessert.

I will teach you basics like slicing an onion, & also some advanced techniques like flambéing a pineapple without losing even a single eyebrow.

One of the coolest things about this class, is that I cook a different menu every week. There are plenty of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, & once you book, I'll get in touch to figure out preferences etc.

Here are some of my greatest hits:
- Chicken 65 / Cauliflower 65 - fun spicy appetisers from South India
- Butter Chicken - the most glamorous thing to ever happen to a chicken
- Dal Tadka - lentils with looks & money
- Bangin' Bharta - roasted eggplants in a tangy onion-tomato sauce
- Different kinds of Pilafs
- Hot water

You can also choose anything you like from my Instagram @madonionslicer, and we'll make it happen!
Other things to note
1. We're on the 36th floor. It's totally safe but if you have a fear of heights, you might want to think about that.

2. We live with 2 rescue dogs. They're not aggressive at all, but beware of puppy eyes.
What you get out of a cooking class with me, is an Afternoon of Awesomeness™️.

We’ll pour a few drinks, play some music, put on wacky aprons, and cook an early dinner on my beautiful harbour-facing balcony. You'll get a crash course in the herbs & spices of the Indian subcontinent, and over the course of the afternoon, we'll cook a complete meal - appetiser, mains and dessert.

I will teach you basics like slicing an onion…

What's included

  • Food
    Mains, accompaniments & dessert

Meet your Host, Dhruv

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 104 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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. Cooking is all about experimentation and simply having a good time. I’ve been cooking since I was 8 and learn something new in the kitchen every single day. I've cooked in several countries around the world—Jordan, Tanzania, North Korea—and believe that food is the greatest unifier there is.

I've been writing a light-hearted food blog for many years and teach people how to produce Indian food that’s simple to cook and absolutely delicious. Everyone who’s tried my recipes has survived to tell the 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. Cooking is all about experimentation and simply having a good time. I’ve been cooking since I was 8 and learn something new in the kitchen every single day. I've cooked in several countries around the world—Jordan, Tanzania, North Korea—and believe that food is the greatest unifier there is.

I've been writing a light-hearted food blog for…
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Where you'll be

The class is conducted on my totally awesome 36th floor balcony overlooking the Singapore harbour. You'll see ships coming in and out, as you sauté your onions to perfection. You can cook AND Instagram your food like a pro!

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 104 reviews.

Alex
May 2021
Amazing experience - couldn’t give 6 stars but would if I could. Funny, entertaining, an amazing setting and stunning food. Genuinely couldn’t have been better.
Marta
February 2020
I offered this experience as a birthday present and my friend absolutely loved it ! Dhruv was very welcoming, his place is just amazing and the cooking exercise was great ! He showed us very cool ingredients we dont typically use as well as India techniques we could easily use later on. We had a great time and enjoyed a very nice meal, recommend! :)
Michael
February 2020
Dhruv’s Indian cooking class was the highlight of our Singapore visit. The beautiful kitchen on his balcony overlooking the harbor on the 36th floor was amazing. He had it all set up for us, we all had a chance to participate. We made a delicious biryani and a excellent curry. Highly recommend you take a class with Dhruv.
Matthias
February 2020
Dhruv is simply a great host and chef. Cooking on the 36th floor of his apartment with a great view and pleasant breeze was a most unique experience. Dhruv taught us to cook multiple Indian dishes and while we worked on them explained about the chemistry of cooking. He managed to make us really feel welcome and spoilt us with excellent recepies that we hope to replicate when we’re home. What I really liked is that he did not use ingredients that will be impossible to find elsewhere nor that he was too picky in how we cut the onions or tomatoes. If we come back to Singapore, a lesson with Dhruv will be on our agenda for sure again.
Mark
February 2020
Dhruv is a great host, has an interesting story to tell and share Indian cooking foundations that you genuinely take home and use yourself! Fab setting too
Kevin
February 2020
Amazing experience. Fantastic host, expert knowledge, amazing location. On top of that the lesson and the food was superb. Highly recommend this experience for all.

Dietary preferences

If requested, the Host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the Host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Peanut allergy
Vegetarian
Shellfish allergy
Pescatarian

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

What to bring

An appetite
Your first drink is on the house, but feel free to bring your own bottle if you'd like a few more

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.