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Indian Cooking Class in Pondicherry provided by Sita Cultural Center

Indian Cooking Class in Pondicherry

Indian Cooking Class in Pondicherry
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100% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Group size:
    6
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 8207P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional chef
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 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
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional chef
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • 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
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
32 reviews
Excellent
29
Very good
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Alan R
Civray, France134 contributions
I signed up to a Creole cooking course.
It was great. Learning to cook mutton meatballs mutton chops and a semolina cake.
The course helped me figure out what I have been doing wrong in my Indian cooking. That was wonderful. One more cooking course signed up, for more South Indian cooking. It's great.
Written February 24, 2020
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Sita P
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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David H
Broadway, UK44 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Course started late, what's new? Lasted almost 4 hrs, 7 in class and went to market first to buy ingredients. Then we all contributed to preparing two mains and a sweet. Vegetarian option if required, and we all had a good time. Only disappointment was we were promised an email with all the recipes we used, but to date, have heard nothing
Written January 24, 2020
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Dear David. Thank you for your review and kind words. Sometimes the class gets delayed by a few minutes coz our overseas guests arrive one-by-one or take sometime to setttle their belongings. However, its our endeavour to start the class as early as possible everytime. As for the recipes, they were delayed as we faced an unprecedented internet outage for most part of a couple of days. I hope you have received your recipes now and will enjoy cooking your Indian meal for your family and friends. We look forward to hosting you once more if you visit Pondicherry again!
Written January 28, 2020
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Ramesh P
London, UK107 contributions
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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Sita P
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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Molly Stanbridge
Auckland Central, New Zealand24 contributions
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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Sita P
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
18 contributions
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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Sita P
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
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

356lynn1953
London, UK59 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
If you are visiting Pondicherry, make time to visit the SITA CULTURAL CENTRE, kandappa mudaliar Street. They have a interesting mix of classes covering well being, Mehendi, How to wear a saree, Yoga classes, Massage, dance and more.
I found it on the web and booked our hotel nearby, so that we could avail ourselves of some of the stuff they have on offer. My friend and I did a Mehendi Class which was very interesting and great fun, the teacher had a very well behaved pet Parrott, who was perched on a rod at the end of our table, which she spoke to throughout the lesson (hilarious). We also did a Cookery Course, they have 2, one where they take you to the market and return to cook at the Centre, they one we chose we cooking at Lakshmi's home, it was an early evening lesson and Lakshmi is such a sweet lady, she had a beaming smile throughout and made us very welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Also had a massage and reflexology session at the centre too. The classes are very reasonably priced and quite a refreshing thing to do on holiday, as well as learning a little of the culture.
Written January 20, 2018
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Great! We are so pleased and happy about hosting you... Thank you very much!!!
Written February 22, 2019
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Traveler409030
13 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Manisha is the best. We came with 3 small kids and she thought us how to make samosa and cupcakes. The kids did almost everything. All the staff are so nice and welcoming.
Written April 2, 2021
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Sita P
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 July 31, 2021
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Sam C
Barcelona, Spain51 contributions
Jan 2020
My partner and I did a fantastic cooking class with LAKSHMI in her own home.
She was a great teacher and explained in detail about each recipe and the techniques required. Highly reccommend
Written February 2, 2020
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Sita P
Thanks so much for your feedback! We’re really glad you enjoyed our service!
Written January 5, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennie2461
Burlington, VT8 contributions
Dec 2019 • Business
My son and I decided to try taking a cooking class and we were not disappointed. Manisha was a fabulous teacher and support. She took us shopping and then we could them after a sumptuous meal. I bought recommend it.
Written December 23, 2019
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Sita P
Thanks for your kind words about Manisha, she remembers your visit and is looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Written January 5, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Sita Cultural Center
anushkad987
anushkad987
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Excellent. We loved it
Absolutely amazing. Manisha is an excellent guide who can speak in multiple languages which helped us a lot. She is
TamilAmerican
TamilAmerican
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Fabulous showcase of the rich history of Pondicherry
We went to different quarters of Pondicherry on a bicycle. All 4 of us are avid cyclists and we thoroughly enjoyed
praachiz
praachiz
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Fun experience
Our guide Manisha was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history and culture of Pondicherry. The to
Padmaandr
Padmaandr
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'Fun'tastic and awesome experience.
The guide was good. Patient explanation of many places. Kids were taken care of and explanation given suitable for
JyotiG
JyotiG
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Leisurely ride through Pondicherry
It was a fun activity to do with our 7 year old who also rode along with us. It is a nice way to see the city of po
ForamB5
ForamB5
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Wonderful and insightful tour
Wonderful and insightful tour with a very warm hearted tour guide - Manisha. Cycled through beautiful historic land
mahalakshmi V
mahalakshmi V
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Not worth the price (1500 per head)
-There was barely any historical information passed on -We were told that at each stop, there would be a reasonable
TrishnalaV
TrishnalaV
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Delightful Franco-Indian exploration on wheels!
Relaxed and packed with info! Manisha was a darling, taking care of the entire group as we cycled through little al
Culture670036
Culture670036
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Informative!
I had attended this workshop in December, 2019. It was conducted very well. The science behind Kolam and the proced
O6353QEmarianneh
O6353QEmarianneh
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Fabulous
I went to Lakshmi's excellent cooking class where we went to her home and she showed us how to make idli, Sosa, sam
285melak
285melak
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Great Pilates and yoga class !
I stayed 2 weeks in Pondicherry so I had the chance to experience several Pilates and yoga classes there with diffe
McGonegal
McGonegal
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How to saree
I had a great Saree lesson with Lakshimi learning about sarees, and most importantly how to wear the one I bought b
Drashtar
Drashtar
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interesting activities for a quiet stay
Excellent initiative that allows tourists to learn about the cultural specificity of Puducherry and a little bit of
Susnairn
Susnairn
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Enjoyable morning
We had a lovely morning riding around Pondicherry. The bikes were definitely vintage and not that comfortable but d
SabinaE
SabinaE
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Great way to learn about the people and culture of Pondicherry
In addition to the 2 wonderful cooking classes (reviewed separately), my husband and 13 year old son and I also too
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