North Indian Cooking with Gurjyote (Online Experiences now available)

Experience Schedule:
ONLINE: Sunday June 21st 11:00am-12:00pm (option to stay until 12:30pm)
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Gurjyote Online Experience #1

Online experiences are 1 hour in duration with the option to stay an additional 30 minutes to chat with the host and other participants.  The online experiences are hosted on zoom and are fully interactive.  

Recipes:  recipes are sent to you along with your zoom event information a few days before your online experience.

Technology:  connect with the host using zoom on your computer, mobile device or tablet.  If you have a tv in your kitchen try the screen mirroring feature on your device!

If you would prefer to book your culinary experience over the phone or would like to book a private group experience please email us at 

Immersion experiences are a 4 hour experience in the Host's home.  Includes a light snack upon arrival, approximately 2.5 hours of "in the kitchen" time, learning the recipes and participating in making the dishes, a full dinner shared together, and a booklet of recipes and in-depth culinary info.

All experiences are informal, warm and welcoming.  IMK experiences are suitable for families.

Cooking with Gurjyote: The home cook behind the Chef's apron

When you meet Gurjyote you will be put at ease with his big smile and sense of humour.  Gurjyote (a.k.a Chef GJ) pulls the curtain back so we can see into his family kitchen, learning the recipes that he grew up on, the recipes of his Grandmother.  Chef GJ is a seasoned Chef, before he left India Chef GJ was executive chef for Taj hotel.  This culinary adventure is about, the food that Gurjyote grew up on, the marrying of the traditional North Indian dishes with those from Indonesia as Gurjyote's Grandmother was from Indonesia. 

Location:  Zoom (info will be sent to you the morning of your culinary adventure)

Gurjyote Online Experience #1

Cook with Gurjyote in your kitchen, online via zoom.   A great activity to do with the whole family as it is price per device.  We may not be able to travel right now, but share a family experience learning about a new culture and cuisine with our online culinary adventures.

This is also a great opportunity to sample what our culinary adventures are all about without committing to the four hour experience.   

The focus of this experience is to give you the chance to learn about Gurjyote's cooking methods (passed on from his Grandmother), how to buy and cook your spices and about Gurgjyote's culture.

After the 1 hr culinary adventure you are invited to linger online for another 30 minutes to chat with Gurjyote and other participants. 

Our online culinary experiences are moderated by In My Kitchen founder, Paula Mohammed.

Butter Chicken (vegetarian option: tofu or paneer) with Paratha (Indian flatbread)

Gurjyote's butter chicken recipe is passed down from  his Grandmother.   It is made with marinated roast chicken and a creamy tomato sauce with a blend of fresh ginger, garlic and toasted fenugreek leaves.

You will have the opportunity to learn and make traditional Indian bread (a.k.a parantha or roti) alongside Gurjyote while he shares stories and tips. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about Indian cooking and culture.  Perfect to do with the family on Father's Day.


Where were you born?

I was born in New Delhi India.

Can you tell us a little bit about the history of your family?

My great grandfather immigrated from Pakistan to India when partition happened in 1947.   My Grandmother is from Indonesia and this influenced her cooking.

When did you develop a love for cooking?

I used to watch my Grandma cook. My Grandpa was the eldest of 8 siblings, and everyone would come to our house and my Grandma would cook for everyone.  I remember the aromas, the style and the dishes.

What was the first dish you learned to cook?

The first dish I learned to cook was when I was when in grade 8.  It was a non vegetarian dish:  Murgh musallam.  A whole chicken marinated and stuffed with boiled egg and seasoned with spices.

It was at this time in grade 8 when I decided I wanted to be a chef.   I worked part time in my Father's business and full time achieving my passion. I was very lucky, my parents encouraged me.  As the eldest son, I would normally be expected to take over my Father's business. My parents gave me the liberty to live my dreams.

How do you express your love for cooking and culture?

When I cook I am filled with more love. I love feeding people who are hungry. I like to make sure they eat with their eyes first and than fill up their stomachs!

What do you love most about cooking?

When I cook, I feel more energetic. When I am in action cooking, I am always smiling.  You can talk to me about food the whole day, and I will always be smiling.

Do you have a cooking philosophy?

I feel food should be shared, I am happy when people are sharing food; family style.  Family style of eating spreads love.  The Sikh community always serves food family style, it is community food and spreads the love.
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When I cook I am filled with more love. I love feeding people who are hungry. I like to make sure they eat with their eyes first and than fill up their stomachs!