What you need

  1. Indian foods, written on individual pieces of paper and then folded up - download resource
  2. Indian foods info - download resource
  3. Large decorative bowl (maybe use a Kashmiri papier-mâché bowl?)


What comes to mind when you think of Indian food? The fragrant aroma of the spices? Friday night takeaways in front of the TV? Super-hot chillies?!

There are so many rich dishes to discover. Some you may know and love already – and some you might be experiencing for the first time. So, let’s taste a selection in this activity and discover more about this exciting cuisine.

This activity is ideal as a 1-on-1 or with a small group.

The Activity

  1. Prepare the session by placing the folded-up pieces of paper into the bowl
  2. Put the bowl in the middle of a table
  3. Invite the group/person to come and sit around the table
  4. Ask the person or one of the group to pick a piece of paper and read it aloud
  5. Encourage them to share their memories of that food. Use these prompt questions, if needed:· Have you ever eaten this dish?· Have you cooked this dish?· Do you ever add any secret ingredients to make it your own?· When would you eat this dish?· What do you like/dislike most about this dish?
  6. Once the person has shared their memories and others have discussed theirs too, move on to the next person
  7. Ask the next person to dip into the bowl and take out a piece of paper – then repeat as above
  8. Continue until all the group have had a go
  9. If there’s more time and the group are enjoying the activity, let them have another round
  10. Why not have some traditional sweet kulfi to finish off the session?

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