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“Best cooking class in Kochi”

Maria's South Indian Cooking Class
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Cooking with Maria is a delicious pleasure, the food is very tasty and classes are held in an excellent atmosphere. Cooking lessons with Maria is the best lessons in Kochi, I was in four different places so I have compare.

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Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Maria's cooking class was so good that we went back for another (and would have done even more had time permitted!) Maria is extremely knowledgeable and took us through the reasons behind using each spice in a dish at the beginning of the class. The food we cooked was absolutely delicious and we learnt some very good tips to employ at home. The classes were great value for money and thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank morrilots
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Maria lives in an old Dutch house in Fort Cochin. With a small group, you join her in her kitchen as she introduces and prepares dishes for what will become your lunch. On the day I went, we had vegetarian food, although some of the recipes were easily adaptable for fish or chicken. We at Vegetable Moilee, Pacahdie, Veg Cutlets (a recipe that could easily adapted to make tasty Prawn Cutlets), a delicious Mango Pickle and Lemon Rice. the time spent with Maria, serves as a wonderful introduction to the spices of Kerala and their uses, with special tips on how to maximize taste sensations by carefully balancing the amount of spices you use. Maria is a relaxed, homely teacher. It was a pleasure to share her company for a couple of hours.

Thank Alexander6011
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Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Maria is a lovely lady who really knows her cookery, having cooked for her family restaurant for many years. Gives you the essential points to remember along with handouts. Very hands-on and the resulting meal was one of the most delicious we have tasted in 4 weeks of Keralan cooking. Very good value.

Thank PalindromeR
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

A cooking course from Maria is the perfect way to experience Indian hospitality, learn something new and eat a delicious authentic meal. A day or two before the lesson you meet with her to choose which dishes you want to prepare (5 in all, veg. or non veg). She prepares all the necessary ingredients to save time and work for the students. When we had or initial meeting we had the privilege of meeting her husband George as well who is a very friendly and outgoing.

The lesson starts with an overview of each dish and their ingredients. You learn why certain ingredients are used, which order they're to be added to the dish and why (I personally had no idea cooking was such an art/science).

Once you start cooking she allows you to take the reigns, but assists when needed to ensure you don't screw things up. After all five dishes are completed you're free to sit and feast. It tastes so much better when you cook it yourself with advice from an expert.

Maria is the nicest lady ever and really makes this course a great experience. I highly recommend it!

Thank Tom A
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