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Learn to Cook Traditional South Indian cuisine at the Chennai seashore provided by Traveling Spoon

Learn to Cook Traditional South Indian cuisine at the Chennai seashore

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2 adults
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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Important Information
  • Private cooking class and meal with your host Kamala
  • Bottled water
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Local host
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
  • Chennai hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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.
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By: Traveling Spoon
Sundari is a lovely woman and a excellent teacher! It was so much fun to be at her place. She was very flexibel at
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A fantastic insight in to south Indian life, culture and food with the wonderful Kamala
Our experience with Kamala started with her collecting us from our hotel in Chennai which was a lovely touch of hos
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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
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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
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Shane M
Perfect Experience
Sundari exceeded my expectations of this lesson. She was helpful, talkative, open to ideas, explained each step in
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Amazing in every way!
Jyrashee was amazing. I felt like an honored guest in her wonderful home. I was offered coffee and a snack while we
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Great cooking experience
Five friends travelling around India. We spent a magical evening with Sundar and her husband Krishna. A very laid b
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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