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Private In-Home Vegetarian Cooking Class and Meal in Chennai

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USD 34.00
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    What to Expect
    Meet Srividya at her apartment in the T Nagar neighborhood of Chennai. Your culinary experience begins with a hands-on cooking lesson in her kitchen where you will learn to cook 2-3 dishes. South India has an immense culinary heritage and the range of dishes you taste at Srividya's table reflect this bounty. Your meal will showcase the diversity and unique dishes from a range of cuisines, like Mudaliar and Tamilian Brahmin cooking. 

    Srividya worked for many years in the luxury hotel industry and relishes the opportunity to introduce her guests to South India's cultural and culinary traditions. She lives in a cozy, immaculately clean apartment with her husband, mother, and two children, all of whom are self-described foodies who love to cook together as a family. She delights in preparing fresh, healthy meals using locally grown vegetables and ingredients. She enjoys the balance of a complete meal that has variety in terms of flavors, nutrition, pace, texture, and digestion. You will sense her pride as she shares interesting anecdotes and stories that highlight the traditions and science behind the foods you will enjoy at her table.

    A meal in Srividya’s home presents a taste of Tamil Nadu served on a vibrant banana leaf (when seasonably available). You can expect to taste seasonal dishes such as vegetable curries, fish curry, dosas (South Indian-style crispy crepes), pillowy idlis (fluffy, savory cakes), kozhukattai (South Indian dumplings) made from a variety of flour, tamarind rice or curd rice, and her homemade mango pickle.

    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 the culture and cuisine together.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Lunch or Dinner
    • Bottled water
    • Non-alcoholic beverages
    • Local Host
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Private cooking class with your host Srividya
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • 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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    This is the best thing I did during my stay in Chennai - Jyashree, my host, was very welcoming and the experience was so much more than I hoped for. We went to the market to buy supplies (with a temple visit and a little souvenir shopping on the side), then Jyashree showed us
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    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Traveling Spoon
    Joseph F
    Great Experience
    Incredible experience where Sundari walked us through various techniques of both the north and the south. She was
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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    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
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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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    Jess T
    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
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    Paul K
    Fantastic cooking experience with Jyashree
    Booked last minute but Jyashree was so accommodating. The hospitality shown by herself and very clever family was
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    Leah R
    Auckland, New Zealand
    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
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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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    Vancouver Island, Canada
    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
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    Chennai (Madras), India
    Great cooking experience
    Five friends travelling around India. We spent a magical evening with Sundar and her husband Krishna. A very laid
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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
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    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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