Home Cooking in Chennai

Chennai (Madras)

When in Tamil Nadu’s culinary capital Chennai, the best way to savour an authentic South Indian meal is by having it at a Tamilian home. As an added bonus, you can learn about the intricacies of their cooking styles, modes and techniques.

Pricing:  $ 52 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Culinary Experience

When in Tamil Nadu’s culinary capital Chennai, the best way to savour an authentic South Indian meal is by having it at a Tamilian home. As an added bonus, you can learn about the intricacies of their cooking styles, modes and techniques.

Set of Choices:
While the menu is generally variable, typically it consists of the following:
• To start with – A fried starter with chutney and South Indian filter coffee.
• The main meal – Parota (bread), korma (a curry dish, chicken/vegetarian depending on your preference), a rice dish and accompaniments, and a dessert.

In this Tour:
• Before we start the cooking, we will provide an introduction to the ingredients and spices that we are using.
• The ingredients are usually easily available in stores all over the world, so you can replicate these dishes back home.
• Recipes for all dishes will be provided.
• Those who wish to participate can help not only in chopping and prepping the ingredients, but also in cooking.
• Please let your hostess know whether you prefer to watch and photograph step by step, or do some hands-on cooking.

How to book this tour:
• Write to us and tell us how many people you are, and the possible dates that work for you.
• We will check availability and get back to you with costs.
• If there is something specific you want to learn, please let us know in advance and we’ll check whether it is feasible.

Total time: Approximately 4 hours

TOUR STYLE: Culinary

MEETING POINT: at your hotel

END POINT: at your hotel

TOUR START/END: The cost includes pickup and drop from your hotel using a medium sized chauffeur driven car.

TOUR DURATION: 4 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day at 10AM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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