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Private South Indian Vegetarian Dining with a Local Near the Chennai Airport provided by Traveling Spoon

Private South Indian Vegetarian Dining with a Local Near the Chennai Airport

Private South Indian Vegetarian Dining with a Local Near the Chennai Airport
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$34.14
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Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Enjoy a private and authentic home cooked meal with your host Uma. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy traditional South Indian cuisine with a creative twist made by a local who lives close to the airport. Uma is a South Indian vegetarian who has honed her culinary skills cooking for her extended Indian family for nearly three decades. An expert cook, she says she can convert any diehard non-vegetarian into a vegetable lover. ​Uma lives in the Guindy neighborhood of Chennai, about a 15-min drive from the Chennai airport as you head into the city. Her home is also close to the ITC Grand Chola, Ramada Plaza and Park Hyatt hotels. This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine either when you arrive into Chennai or on your way out!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Your experience begins by meeting your host Uma at her home. Uma prepares a delightful array of vegetarian festival foods to give you an insight into Tamilian cuisine and culture. Learn about the symbolism of kolam (rice flour drawings that most Tamilian households have) and about traditional utensils and musical instruments. Join Uma at her dining table to enjoy a vegetarian menu that may include tangerine rasam (a tangy, refreshing broth made with tomatoes, pepper and citrus), beetroot vada (deep fried beetroot and multigrain dumplings), vegetable poriyal (stir-fried vegetables with coconut) and sundal (an absolutely delicious green pea and chickpea salad garnished with coconut and raw mango) accompanied by rice and pickles. Your meal concludes with dessert. Uma serves her food on bio degradable, eco-friendly palm leaf pressed plates. Occasionally, Uma's friend Mala may join you at the table.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Your experience begins by meeting your host Uma at her home. Uma prepares a delightful array of vegetarian festival foods to give you an insight into Tamilian cuisine and culture. Learn about the symbolism of kolam (rice flour drawings that most Tamilian households have) and about traditional utensils and musical instruments. Join Uma at her dining table to enjoy a vegetarian menu that may include tangerine rasam (a tangy, refreshing broth made with tomatoes, pepper and citrus), beetroot vada (deep fried beetroot and multigrain dumplings), vegetable poriyal (stir-fried vegetables with coconut) and sundal (an absolutely delicious green pea and chickpea salad garnished with coconut and raw mango) accompanied by rice and pickles. Your meal concludes with dessert. Uma serves her food on bio degradable, eco-friendly palm leaf pressed plates. Occasionally, Uma's friend Mala may join you at the table.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P493
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Homecooked meal by your host Uma
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Meet your host Uma at her apartment in the Guindy neighborhood of Chennai, about a 15-min drive from the Chennai airport. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Homecooked meal by your host Uma
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Meet your host Uma at her apartment in the Guindy neighborhood of Chennai, about a 15-min drive from the Chennai airport. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers 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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By: Traveling Spoon
792majak
792majak
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SOO YUMMY!!
Sundari is a lovely woman and a excellent teacher! It was so much fun to be at her place. She was very flexibel at
DSLSantaMonica
DSLSantaMonica
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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
Jmfraser4
Jmfraser4
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Great Experience
Incredible experience where Sundari walked us through various techniques of both the north and the south. She was f
barry009
barry009
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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 comfortab
DonShiva777
DonShiva777
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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
jsht89
jsht89
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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 hos
N7001RBpaulk
N7001RBpaulk
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Fantastic cooking experience with Jyashree
Booked last minute but Jyashree was so accommodating. The hospitality shown by herself and very clever family was l
LeahR1188
LeahR1188
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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 throu
Shane M
Shane M
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Perfect Experience
Sundari exceeded my expectations of this lesson. She was helpful, talkative, open to ideas, explained each step in
Rockhoun
Rockhoun
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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 we
kpos2
kpos2
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Great cooking experience
Five friends travelling around India. We spent a magical evening with Sundar and her husband Krishna. A very laid b
tonyg7832
tonyg7832
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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 d
christinaking70
christinaking70
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Wonderful meal in wonderful company!
Sundari welcomed me into her home and kitchen and showed me all of the steps to cooking an authentic meal. She was
Cityeast
Cityeast
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Sambhar and dhosas!
I was able to meet with Tara who showed me at her home how to make Sambhar, dhosas, a lentil and vegetable dish and
Happiness553863
Happiness553863
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Vegetarian Cooking with Sundari
Run, don't walk to make a reservation to cook with Sundari. She is not only an excellent cook, but also a terrific
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