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Authentic South Indian Cooking Class and Vegetarian Meal with a Local in Chennai provided by Traveling Spoon

Authentic South Indian Cooking Class and Vegetarian Meal with a Local in Chennai

Authentic South Indian Cooking Class and Vegetarian Meal with a Local in Chennai
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from ₹ 3,917.36 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local Chennai home with your host Jyashree. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your cooking class will take place in a local home kitchen where Jyashree will teach you 2-3 traditional Indian dishes from family recipes. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together. This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional Indian culture and cuisine.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P258
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
Private cooking class and vegetarian meal with your host Jyashree • Non-alcoholic beverages • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Gratuities • Lunch • Dinner • Bottled water
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
MG Ramachandran Road, MG Ramachandran Rd, Kalakshetra Colony, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090, India Please meet your host at their home in Chennai. Exact address and contact details can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Inclusions
Private cooking class and vegetarian meal with your host Jyashree • Non-alcoholic beverages • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Gratuities • Lunch • Dinner • Bottled water
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
MG Ramachandran Road, MG Ramachandran Rd, Kalakshetra Colony, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090, India Please meet your host at their home in Chennai. Exact address and contact details can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Menu may vary depending on the season
If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
Private, personalized experience
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Jess T
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A fantastic insight in to south Indian life, culture and food with the wonderful Kamala
Nov 2019
Our experience with Kamala started with her collecting us from our hotel in Chennai which was a lovely touch of hospitality. She then spoke with us openly and in such a friendly, familiar manner as her driver took us out of the city and dropped us off at a local fruits and vegetables market where we collected items for our meal at lunchtime. We asked Kamala lots of questions and she introduced us to many new items. It was an excellent opportunity to wander through a local market that we would never have stumbled across without a local and a driver! We stopped off at a fishmongers and a convenience store to collect some bottled water before heading back to Kamala's beautiful home next to the seashore. It is here where she explained her way through many delicious dishes - always going the extra mile to accommodate us (I had shown interest in cooking a jackfruit masala curry in our emails beforehand and as it was out of season, she managed to fetch us one from her local village outside of the city!) We helped Kamala cook some delicious and previously unknown dishes, exploring new ingredients and cooking methods and utensils along the way. We enjoyed a lunchtime feast of jackfruit masala, red snapper curry in the tangiest tamarind-infused sauce, dosa (plain, masala and egg), coriander chutney and a ‘drumstick’ veg dhal – all on banana leaves. We enjoyed all of these delicious foods with Kamala, chatting about life in south India. My partner, sister and I can't rate this experience more highly – if in Chennai, this is a must and Kamala is simply wonderful.
Written 10 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rockhoun
Barbados162 contributions
Amazing in every way!
May 2019 • Solo
Jyrashee was amazing. I felt like an honored guest in her wonderful home. I was offered coffee and a snack while we (her husband as well) visited. And then the food!!!
We made a Madras curry, rice and dosa together. I ate that- and then Jyrashee brought out my dinner, that she had prepared before hand.
I’ve been eating India food for two weeks and this was as good as anything I’ve had. Varied and delectable.
Written 19 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Highlevel
Chennai, India18 contributions
Great cooking experience
Five friends travelling around India. We spent a magical evening with Sundar and her husband Krishna.
A very laid back evening with a great cook, learnt so much.
Written 15 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Revathi
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South Indian Vegetarian Cooking Class with Sundari Krishna
Nov 2018 • Family
Sundari and Krishna are such wonderful welcoming people. The activity was well organized - Sundari had asked us ahead of time (1-2 days before) about which recipes we wanted to learn. I had named several, and she kindly had made several dishes in addition to the three main ones. It was such a wonderful educational experience and the food was delicious. We had a traditional sit down lunch with so much food. She gave so many useful tips. We took our kids with us who had a wonderful time and they learned so much as well. We will definitely take lessons with Sundari next time we are in Chennai.
Written 28 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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792majak
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SOO YUMMY!!
Sundari is a lovely woman and a excellent teacher! It was so much fun to be at her place. She was very flexibel at
DSLSantaMonica
DSLSantaMonica
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Highly recommend! A wonderful way to learn and experience Chennai
Sundari was a gracious host for our group (3 adults and 1 nine year old). We enjoyed learning some about the food
Jmfraser4
Jmfraser4
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Great Experience
Incredible experience where Sundari walked us through various techniques of both the north and the south. She was f
barry009
barry009
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Cooking Demo/Dinner & Shopping
What fun ! After a few minutes we felt like we were in a relatives home. Sundari made us feel welcome and comfortab
DonShiva777
DonShiva777
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I miss the delicious food :) Amazing and lovely experience for life
I give 5 stars because it was not just an unforgettable experience but I had the chance to meet such amazing human
N7001RBpaulk
N7001RBpaulk
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Fantastic cooking experience with Jyashree
Booked last minute but Jyashree was so accommodating. The hospitality shown by herself and very clever family was l
LeahR1188
LeahR1188
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AMAZING class with Srividya and incredible service from Traveling Spoon
My mother and I were desperate to take a cooking class before we left India, especially as our last plan fell throu
Shane M
Shane M
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Perfect Experience
Sundari exceeded my expectations of this lesson. She was helpful, talkative, open to ideas, explained each step in
tonyg7832
tonyg7832
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Jyashree was great
Was fantastic to talk to a feminist in south India about their experiences and views about living there. Probably d
christinaking70
christinaking70
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Wonderful meal in wonderful company!
Sundari welcomed me into her home and kitchen and showed me all of the steps to cooking an authentic meal. She was
Cityeast
Cityeast
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Sambhar and dhosas!
I was able to meet with Tara who showed me at her home how to make Sambhar, dhosas, a lentil and vegetable dish and
Happiness553863
Happiness553863
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Vegetarian Cooking with Sundari
Run, don't walk to make a reservation to cook with Sundari. She is not only an excellent cook, but also a terrific
georgiaput
georgiaput
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Kari W
Kari W
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A wonderful visit
Anu was so warm and welcoming us in our home. We left (rolled out of her apartment) having sampled many dishes and
travelbugg576
travelbugg576
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Excellent, informative, delicious authentic cooking experience
Our lunch cooking experience with Tara was exactly what we were hoping for and exceeded our expectations. I had req
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