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Traditional Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cooking Lesson with a Local in Her Home provided by Traveling Spoon

Traditional Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cooking Lesson with a Local in Her Home

Traditional Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cooking Lesson with a Local in Her Home
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Join your host Sundari and experience authentic Indian life, culture and cuisine with a welcoming local in her home. Sundari will teach you to prepare 4-5 dishes as part of your South Indian vegetarian meal which you will later eat the traditional way - with your hands on stainless steel plates or fresh banana leaves. Your menu may include typical Tamilian vegetarian main dishes such as rasam (tangy peppery broth), sambar (lentil and tamarind based vegetable stew), and a variety of vegetable curries, rice, raita, condiments and snacks. Alternatively you may request to learn to make a South Indian brunch of dosas, idlis and vadas with a variety of chutneys instead. Come join Sundari, and leave with new recipes, a new friend and lifelong memories!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Sundari is a cheerful host who will instantly make you feel at home in her in-laws converted home, surrounded by fruit trees and filled with traditional art and decor. Sundari has been cooking since she was 8 and delights in sharing her South Indian culinary and cultural traditions with guests. You will start your experience with a tour of Sundari’s home and an overview of the food you will be cooking before rolling up your sleeves and joining Sundari in the kitchen for your authentic culinary journey. Sundari only serves vegetarian food as she is a Tamil Brahmin who only eats vegetarian. If you join Sundari for dinner or anytime on the weekend, her husband, Krishna, will also join you. He is a true foodie who loves meeting new people!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
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.
What to expect
  • Sundari is a cheerful host who will instantly make you feel at home in her in-laws converted home, surrounded by fruit trees and filled with traditional art and decor. Sundari has been cooking since she was 8 and delights in sharing her South Indian culinary and cultural traditions with guests. You will start your experience with a tour of Sundari’s home and an overview of the food you will be cooking before rolling up your sleeves and joining Sundari in the kitchen for your authentic culinary journey. Sundari only serves vegetarian food as she is a Tamil Brahmin who only eats vegetarian. If you join Sundari for dinner or anytime on the weekend, her husband, Krishna, will also join you. He is a true foodie who loves meeting new people!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P271
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private cooking lesson and homecooked meal with your host Sundari
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu Meet your host Sundari at her home in the Adyar neighborhood of Chennai. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Private, personalized experience
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private cooking lesson and homecooked meal with your host Sundari
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu Meet your host Sundari at her home in the Adyar neighborhood of Chennai. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Private, personalized experience
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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Maja K
1 contribution
SOO YUMMY!!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Sundari is a lovely woman and a excellent teacher! It was so much fun to be at her place. She was very flexibel at her schedule. Course booking was very easily and communicaton fast. So we can highly recommend this cooking experience. Martin & Maja
Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DSLSantaMonica
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
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 and culture of this area. And the food was delicious! She is very open to personalizing the menu to your taste as well. We then enjoyed seeing a local produce market with many fruits and vegetables we’d not seen before, and to another interesting shop with all kinds of cookware (also many new things for us to see). Everything was very clean and comfortable all around. Highly recommend.
Written 24 February 2020
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Joseph F
4 contributions
Great Experience
Jan 2020 • Friends
Incredible experience where Sundari walked us through various techniques of both the north and the south. She was flexible in catering the lesson to what we were interested in and going into details on techniques we were unfamiliar with. Highly recommend if you have time in Chennai!
Written 13 January 2020
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Donato
23 contributions
I miss the delicious food :) Amazing and lovely experience for life
Dec 2019
I give 5 stars because it was not just an unforgettable experience but I had the chance to meet such amazing human beings like Sundari and his husband. So nice, kind and warm.
Before I start I just want to mention that it was so good and delicious that I went twice in 10 days. I couldn't resist and the food was the best I ate at Chennai.

Sundari was so helpful, kind and has become a friend for life. She's an expert and a real cooking teacher. She let me record the class so that I could do the same at home. All the recipes were send to me. She adapted the menu as I wish (Vegan) :)
Everything was explained in details and she gave me alternatives too.

I had a great and unforgettable time. Next time I visit India, I'll for sure pass at Sundari.
I can recommend this great and lovely experience to anyone.
Namaste
Written 3 January 2020
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Shane M
2 contributions
Perfect Experience
Jul 2019 • Solo
Sundari exceeded my expectations of this lesson. She was helpful, talkative, open to ideas, explained each step in the cooking process perfectly and answered all questions I had. She is obviously an expert in what she does and a great teacher. I will definitely book another class with Sundari when I return to Chennai. The best cooking class I have participated in.
Written 29 July 2019
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tonyg
3 contributions
Jyashree was great
Apr 2019 • Friends
Was fantastic to talk to a feminist in south India about their experiences and views about living there. Probably didn't need to do the market visit, but the food was amazing, and Jyashree was great adapting her menu to be vegan. She even gave us some rasam powder to take with us!
Written 7 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christina K
Elgin, IL5 contributions
Wonderful meal in wonderful company!
Mar 2019 • Solo
Sundari welcomed me into her home and kitchen and showed me all of the steps to cooking an authentic meal. She was warm, friendly, and knowledgeable and asked me just as many questions about my life in the United States as I asked her about hers in India. The food was amazing and I greatly enjoyed sharing a meal with her. I recommend this experience to anyone!
Written 28 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Happiness553863
1 contribution
Vegetarian Cooking with Sundari
Feb 2019 • Solo
Run, don't walk to make a reservation to cook with Sundari. She is not only an excellent cook, but also a terrific and gracious woman. Everything was laid out and ready for our cooking lesson and she explained exactly what she was doing and how/why she was doing it.

I can't think of a better way to spend an evening in Chennai. I was with her from 5 PM until 9 PM and had to be dragged away by my hotel driver. A great experience!!!
Written 17 March 2019
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Kari W
1 contribution
A wonderful visit
Dec 2018 • Couples
Anu was so warm and welcoming us in our home. We left (rolled out of her apartment) having sampled many dishes and feeling like we made a lovely new friend. We had never had an i home experience like this in all of our travels and would recommend anyone to visit Anu.
Written 31 December 2018
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Alex S
Hanoi, Vietnam6 contributions
Like being at home!
Sundari was an amazing host. She opened up her house to me like I was a close friend and fed me till I could not eat anymore. She taught me so much and was so helpful in answering any questions I had and she was one of the kindest people I have ever met. Next time I'm in Chennai I'm stopping by again! Thank you Sundari it was an amazing experience!
Written 6 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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