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Indian Cooking Class in Pondicherry
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Indian Cooking Class in Pondicherry

By Sita Cultural Center
Recommended by 97% of travelers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 5-90, max of 6 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English, French
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  • Lunch
  • Professional chef
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What's not included
  • Drinks


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  • Sita Cultural Centre, 22, Kandappa Mudaliar St, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India
    Address: 22 Candappa Moudaliar street, 605001 Pondicherry Directions: At the corner of Mission Street, nearby Pasta Venetto, Zuka and Subway restaurant
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8207P1

    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multilingual guide
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      This was a great way to be introduced to the city. Our guide was great. Very knowledgeable and super personable. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.
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      We had an absolutely delightful experience here. We attended a Creole Cooking class with Manisha - who was warm and friendly and a skilled, experienced cook! First we prepared the food, then we cooked the food, then Manisha served us the food on traditional banana leaf ‘plates’. Everything was fresh & delicious. Manisha was very respectful of our western palates and didn’t push us into anything too hot or spicy for our taste. Thoroughly enjoyed this experience and absolutely recommend it without hesitation!
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    • hanae96
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      PLEASE REPLY
      I hate to do this but I need to contact you and it seems this is the only way to get your attention. I booked the morning bike tour for Feb 3 and nobody was there. I'm asking for refund via email but no respose. Please check your inbox!
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      Wonderful Cycle Tour and Art and Craft Class with SITA
      Amazing place to enjoy Pondicherry, with very nice people. The cycle tour offers a nice variety of perspectives. The art and craft class is fantastic. A must-visit place.
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      Wonderful morning and afternoon spent going around the market with the wonderful abd knowledgable Maneesha. I’ve been cooking Indian food for many years and know that Indian home cooked food beats restaurant food hands down and Maneeshas food that we cooked was delicious and very healthy. Highly recommended.
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      Nice bycicle tour
      It was a very nice tour. Our guide took us to interesting places. Also the tour was very safe. Many thanks for this nice tour.
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      A touch of Pondicherry Culture
      SITA offers so many options to experience the real Pondicherry. We took advantage of 3 classes: - Kollam Making - Bicycle Tour - Creole Cooking We enjoyed all the classes and had a very personal experience as we were the only people in each of the classes. This made the classes even better as the teacher was able to customize the class to us. For example, we were on the bike tour and then we were in a cooking class so we purchased food for the dinner at the city market during the bicycle ride. While at the market the teacher bought me my first custard apple. The teacher also adjusted the menu for the cooking class to fit the dietary restrictions of my wife. Don't miss these experiences.
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      So much more interesting than just eating and shopping
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      A fun way to pick up a practical skill!
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    Tomer nofim gilad
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Friends
    Very nice adventure. The nice lady took us to the market to buy cooking ingredients, we were cutting and mixing together and then actuall cooking. We made 3 dishes and desert. A clean, and well organized pkace with a beautiful garden to ear on a banana leaves. Highly recommended ❤️
    Written January 31, 2023
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    Dear Tomern, Thank you so much for the positive feedback! I am happy to hear that our team provided you with the excellent service. We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience at SITA cultural centre. Your review made our day. Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy, but we can only do it thanks to the amazing clients like you and We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Indain cooking class. we’ve found it to be a favourite among of our clients. Your comment has given valuable insight into the service that we provide at SITA. We sincerely thank you for taking time to share the thought with us. We look forward to the next time were able to serve you again. Thanks for choosing SITA cultural centre. Thanks & regards. Team SITA
    Written February 7, 2023
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    Anna L
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So fun! Wholeheartedly recommend the cooking class to all, young or old, experienced cook or not. We went to the market to do the shopping with Manisha, and we made vegetarian dishes and one meat dish and dessert! All delicious and tailored to what we wanted to learn. I loved it.
    Written July 23, 2023
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    Dear Anna l, Thank you so much for the positive feedback! I am happy to hear that our team provided you with the excellent service. We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience at SITA cultural centre. Your review made our day. Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy, but we can only do it thanks to the amazing clients like you and We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Cooking Class. we’ve found it to be a favourite among of our clients. Your comment has given valuable insight into the service that we provide at SITA. We sincerely thank you for taking time to share the thought with us. We look forward to the next time were able to serve you again. Thanks for choosing SITA cultural centre. Thanks & regards. Team SITA
    Written July 26, 2023
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    Andy M
    Bury St. Edmunds, UK30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Excellent!
    Great value and great hostess!! A trip to the market to buy the ingredients and then a leisurely lunch preparation. A great first lesson in how to prepare and use so many spices and flavours.
    Written February 1, 2024
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    NMDA
    Woking, UK34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Outstanding! The multitalented Manisha was brilliant she clearly loves her role. Her enthusiasm for teaching was exceptional. She took us first to the local market to buy vegetables which is an experience itself! We cooked the meal under her guidance and so far the best simple meal in India. I’d come back any day. Give her 6 out of 5 stars.
    Written October 31, 2023
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    Sophie C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Friends
    Couldn't recommend the cooking class more highly. Manisha was extremely informative and a joy to work with. The class is well suited for a wide range of cooking experience/confidence. The menu is very customisable and can be vegetarian. Also brought us to the fish, produce, and spice market that we would have been sorry to miss otherwise.
    Written January 24, 2024
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    Ramesh P
    London, UK108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What can I say - such a stunning half day spent with the wonderful Manisha. Not only is she passionate about cooking and natural ingredients, she is such a lovely person and we thoroughly enjoyed speaking with her.

    This class is informative, educational and entertaining. Her recipes are easy to follow and so tasty!

    Must do, take my word for it!
    Written February 29, 2020
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    Thanks for your kind words about Manisha, she remembers your visit and is looking forward to seeing you again soon! Your review means a lot to us !!!
    Written January 5, 2021
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    SomiLondon
    Kew, UK194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely way of spending a couple of hours. Great cooking and chat with Manisha, such a lovely lady. Never thought a salad with such basic ingredients could look and taste so good, and as for the prawns in coconut as the main……….
    Written March 4, 2024
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    Molly Stanbridge
    Auckland Central, New Zealand24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great cooking class where we learnt how to cook traditional South Indian recipes in Lakshmi’s home. It was very authentic and if you love Idli and Dosa , this is a must do! We learnt so much from Lakshmi (not just about the cooking but also about Indian traditions and her life).
    Written February 3, 2020
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    We can’t thank you enough for the kind words about our service. Your review means a lot to us !!!
    Written January 5, 2021
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    Charlie K
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019 • Couples
    We had a really memorable evening learning to cook south Indian staples at Lakshmi's home, organised via Sita. She was a fantastic teacher and warmly welcomed us into her home. Highly recommend.
    Written October 14, 2019
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    Thanks so much for your feedback! We’re really glad you enjoyed our service!
    Written January 5, 2021
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    172mohitb
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went for the Tiffin with Lakshmi class. Lakshmi took us to her home to show us how to prepare a typical south Indian Tiffin (Idli, dosa, chutney, sambar), explaining the recipes with care and at the end we had a delicious dinner of the things we made. And as an added bonus, she took a special request - tomato onion red chutney which tasted great and which I've gotten wrong the couple times I've tried it so far.
    Written January 13, 2019
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    Thank you so much for your great review ! Its a pleasure for us!
    Written January 16, 2019
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