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Chennai (Madras)

Learn to Cook Traditional South Indian cuisine at the Chennai seashore

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What to Expect
Meet Kamala at her airy, traditional home about an hour outside of Chennai. Kamala is an excellent homecook and has spent many years perfecting Chettinad food. The Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu is famous for its focus on aromatic flavors and use of freshly ground spices in predominately non-vegetarian dishes. During your hands-on cooking lesson Kamala will teach you to prepare 2-3 dishes and you will then enjoy them along with dishes that may have been prepared in advance. Dishes you might sample are Chettinad chicken, minced mutton (goat) nuggets, egg dosa, fish curry, jackfruit masala, and addictive, piping hot dosas (crepes made with fermented rice batter) fresh off the griddle, all served on a fresh banana leaf.

Please note, this is not a professional cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local person and share South Indian culture and cuisine together.

Kamala's home is about 1 hour outside of central Chennai by car, so please leave enough time for the drive.
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Airbnb in Chennai
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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