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Authentic Indian Cooking and Dining Experience with a Local in Chennai provided by Authenticook

Authentic Indian Cooking and Dining Experience with a Local in Chennai

Authentic Indian Cooking and Dining Experience with a Local in Chennai
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  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Meet your host Shani at her beautiful home in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Get to know Shani and her family over a refreshing and cooling glass of Buttermilk. After a brief conversation she will lead you to the kitchen where you will get the chance to prepare a typical Punjabi gravy dish of Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and fry some Bhature (flatbread),under her careful guidance. She will also guide you on all the different types of pulses and spices that she uses in her regular cooking. The cooking class will be followed by a scrumptious meal. The meal may include Dal Makhani (A rich Punjabi dal made with black lentils, red kidney beans, cream and butter), Kadai Paneer (A mouth-watering combination of tomato, Indian cottage cheese, cream and capsicum, cooked in a base of ghee and spices), Chole (Chickpeas cooked in gravy best enjoyed with Bhature). The Non-vegetarian dishes may include Punjabi Chicken and Murgh Kebab (Chicken Patties made using Bengal gram and aromatic spices).  End the fantastic meal on a sweet note with Kheer (Rice pudding) or Halwa (traditional Indian dessert made using different flours, lentils and nuts). Let us know incase you have any special dietary requirements or would like to include different dishes in the experience. Please note: This is not a professional cooking class. This is an unique opportunity to interact with a local and learn some tips and tricks of Indian cooking and enjoy a lovely home-cooked meal over great conversions.  
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 65416P35
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
4-course lunch/dinner • Cooking demonstration • Non-alcoholic beverages • Gratuities • Lunch • Dinner
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2–4 hours
Departure details
Location Name: Meet at the host's home in Anna Nagar, Chennai. The exact address along with Google maps link will be shared upon confirmation.
Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
Inclusions
4-course lunch/dinner • Cooking demonstration • Non-alcoholic beverages • Gratuities • Lunch • Dinner
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Location Name: Meet at the host's home in Anna Nagar, Chennai. The exact address along with Google maps link will be shared upon confirmation.
Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
Duration
2–4 hours
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
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Oxford, UK2 contributions
Indian dining experience with Shani Singh
Jan 2020 • Business
My colleague and I were spending a weekend in Chennai and we decided to book this dining experience as a way to get out of the hotel. Shani was a great host and was clearly very enthusiastic about cooking. We were invited into her home and introduced to her daughter and a friend. We were interested in observing how Shani cooked some of the dishes which was great. We started with some appetisers - veggie nuggets/cutlets and chicken kebabs - followed by lunch which included a chicken curry, a paneer dish and a chickpea dish accompanied by roti and puri. Great food and a lovely lady who is passionate about food. We really enjoyed the experience and felt pretty stuffed afterwards. Thanks to Shani!
Written 26 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
authenticook_manager
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your feedback & experience. We are glad you had an amazing time with our home-chef! Shani is one of our best home-chefs in Chennai and the interest she takes to make her hosts feel comfortable is there for everyone to see! Do spread the Authenticook cheer and looking forward to hosting you again!! Thanks, Team Authenticook.
Written 7 February 2020
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Kate H
Haywards Heath, UK58 contributions
Amazing introduction on how to cook authentic local dishes
We are a family of serious foodies and this was an experience not to be missed. Jyashree and her charming husband and daughter were excellent hosts. Before dinner we visited a local temple and the vibrant colourful market. Although we have travelled extensively, it is always good to discover things one has never seen elsewhere in the world. Jyashree selflessly shared her secret recipes openly and has a clear passion for cooking which we very much appreciated. The food was delicious and we will definitely be trying her recipes out back home. The whole experience leaves us with great memories of our trip to Chennai. Highly recommended! Make sure you are hungry when you arrive!!!
Written 12 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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