Discover the secrets of South Indian cuisine during a 5-hour culinary experience at a private home in Chennai. Begin by visiting the local market with your chef-instructor to select ingredients and see typical foods. Then dive into your cooking lesson and learn to prepare several rice and vegetable dishes. When the food is ready, enjoy your feast in the company of your host for the perfect introduction to South Indian culinary traditions and family life. Includes vegetarian lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, and tips from your local host.
Punjabi cuisine is enjoyed across India for its delicate flavors and spice balances, but getting the recipes right every time isn’t easy. On this cookery experience in Chennai, visit the home of a local chef and prepare a delicious 4-course meal of delicacies such as Tikka Masala or Tandoori Paneer. Under the watchful eye of your host, explore Punjab’s diverse flavors and find out what makes this regional cuisine special.
Immerse yourself in Indian life and culture on this culinary tour in a local home in Chennai. Learn to prepare several South Indian vegetarian dishes, then sit down with your group and enjoy in the traditional way: on banana leaves. Dishes may include vegetable curry, sambar, rasam, or dosas. You'll learn much more about Indian cooking and culinary culture during this experience than you would by eating in local restaurants.
Indian cuisine contains a lot of regional variety, and travelers to Chennai can learn all about the food of Bengal during this home-based cooking class. Your instructor is an experienced home cook rather than a professional chef, so you’ll be introduced to dishes that you can recreate simply at home. Enjoy eating your creations together afterwards, and learn about ordinary life in India through your hostess.
Learn about ayurvedic cuisine as you share a meal at the private home of your local chef-instructor during this culinary experience in Chennai. Your instructor welcomes you into her home and demonstrates her spiritual approach to healthy cooking. Learn about the spices and other ingredients she uses, then share your choice of a vegetarian Ayurvedic meal or South Indian thali.
Plenty of visitors get to enjoy South Indian cooking, but few travelers learn how to master local delicacies. Get insider access to South India’s celebrated culinary culture, with recipes passed down over generations. Learn to cook traditional Tamil dishes with a local host, from paper-thin dosas to homemade mango pickles. You’ll also get to munch on the savory meal that you helped prepare, served on a banana leaf.
While visiting Chennai, get an authentic experience of local life during a private 3-hour cooking lesson, market visit, and meal with your chef-host in her family home. Start by selecting ingredients at the neighborhood market, then return to your host's kitchen for a cooking lesson that covers up to five South Indian recipes. The meal might consist of dishes like rasam (spiced lentil soup), vegetable stew or curry, dosas, and other savory treats. Then sit down with your host to feast on the meal that you helped to make.
Learn how to cook two or three popular South Indian dishes and sit down to try even more with this cooking class. Your host, Srividya, will show you how to prepare a few dishes before sitting down with you to dine on a variety of dishes. Depending on availability, you may even get to have your meal in the traditional way: served on a banana leaf.
Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, is the heartland of delicious South Indian Tamil cuisine. The best way to learn about this specific regional cuisine is to be taught by an enthusiastic local. You’ll join your cooking instructor in her home, for an intimate experience and the chance to see how ordinary Indians live. Try your hand at local delicacies like vadai, sambhar, and South Indian curries, and enjoy eating the results afterwards.
Learn to cook like a local, from a local, on this intimate experience that’s limited to just four travelers. Join Reeta, a passionate home cook, in her kitchen and prepare an authentic feast, including chapati flatbreads, vegetarian main dishes, and appetizers. Learn the tips and tricks of Indian cooking then explore local culture as you dine with Reeta and family. Choose between lunch and dinner options to suit your schedule.
Learn to make several South Indian dishes during a 3-hour private cooking lesson in a family home in Chennai. Prepare two to three vegetarian dishes—such as curry, dosas, or idli—and learn about the culinary traditions of South India as you cook and eat your lunch or dinner with your host and her family. Includes cooking lesson and meal with local chef.
Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class and home cooked meal with your host Uma. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy traditional South Indian cuisine with a creative twist made by a local who lives close to the airport. Uma prepares a delightful array of vegetarian festival foods to give you an insight into Tamilian cuisine and culture. Learn about the symbolism of kolam (rice flour drawings that most Tamilian households have) and about traditional utensils and musical instruments. Join Uma at her dining table to enjoy a vegetarian menu that may include tangerine rasam (a tangy, refreshing broth made with tomatoes, pepper and citrus), beetroot vada (deep fried beetroot and multigrain dumplings), vegetable poriyal (stir-fried vegetables with coconut) and sundal (an absolutely delicious green pea and chickpea salad garnished with coconut and raw mango) accompanied by rice and pickles.
This is a special opportunity to visit a traditional South Indian Chettiar home near the Chennai seashore. Get picked up from your Chennai hotel and drive out of Chennai to reach Kamala's home located 5 minutes from the sea. Relax in her charming home and learn to cook South Indian dishes with an expert home cook. Kamala will teach you to make 2-3 dishes (including how to pour dosas) before you sit down together to enjoy a typical South Indian meal. You might try dishes such as Chettinad chicken, minced mutton nuggets, egg dosa, fish curry, jackfruit masala, and one of our favorites, piping hot dosas (roasted, rice pancakes) fresh off the griddle, all served on a fresh banana leaf.
Please note that this home is a 45 minute drive from the heart of Chennai, located midway between Chennai and Mahabalipuram, a popular tourist destination. Her home is also 20 minutes away from Dakshinachitra, a beautiful open-air museum of South Indian heritage and culture.