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A day with a South Indian Family

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 20 reviews.Chennai, IndiaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Sangeetha

3 hours
South Indian
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Once you arrive at our home, we begin by learning to brew the aromatic filter coffee. While the coffee brews, I will take you to the temple near by, where we explore some interesting stories and common customs.

After you get back home, we sit down for a cup of filter coffee, discussing the menu and ingredients for the cook along session. You get to cook some of the most loved South Indian specialities as we discuss the flavours & spices used. Now we sit down to relish the home cooked meal you made.

I will customise the plan according to your interests. This is a fun, relaxed and hands on experience as I take you home and it can't get more authentic than this!
Once you arrive at our home, we begin by learning to brew the aromatic filter coffee. While the coffee brews, I will take you to the temple near by, where we explore some interesting stories and common customs.

After you get back home, we sit down for a cup of filter coffee, discussing the menu and ingredients for the cook along session. You get to cook some of the most loved South Indian specialities as we discuss the flavours & sp…

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What's included

  • Food
    All items we cook are vegetarian.
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From $26
/ person
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Meet your host, Sangeetha

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 20 Reviews
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I'm Sangeetha from a traditional South Indian family, based in Chennai. With a love for travel, my husband and I take every opportunity explore one country every year. I feel best part of any travel is to spend time with the local people, observe their practices, learn more about the culture and savour as much local food as possible! This is exactly what I bring to my guests in Chennai. In this half a day session which includes a cook along, I will introduce you to the beautiful Tamil culture, lifestyle and customs. This will be an authentic and fun cultural experience.
I'm Sangeetha from a traditional South Indian family, based in Chennai. With a love for travel, my husband and I take every opportunity explore one country every year. I feel best part of any travel is to spend time with the local people, observe their practices, learn more about the culture and savour as much local food as possible! This is exactly what I bring to my guests in Chennai. In this half a day session which includes a cook along, I will introduce you to the beautiful Tamil culture,…
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Where you'll be

This session happens at my house for an authentic experience with a South Indian family. We also have a temple visit(at walking distance), depending on the weather condition.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Allie
February 2020
Sangeetha and her family were amazing hosts!!! I really really enjoyed coming south Indian delicacies with her! She is knowledgeable, kind, and super thoughtful! 100% recommended!
Carenza
February 2020
Our morning with Sangeetha and her family was really fun, special and interesting. From the moment we met up with her we felt comfortable and welcomed. The visit to the temple was really interesting and informative and gave us a real insight into Hinduism - we particularly loved feeding the cows! We then went to Sangeetha’s parents house and were once again warmly welcomed and given delicious tea before beginning the cooking session. Sangeetha and her mum talked things through with us and let us try and smell things along the way! All the food was delicious - we can’t wait to try to recreate at home! Especially the sambar! Overall we had a wonderful morning and would recommend to anyone. Thank you Sangeetha and family!
Our morning with Sangeetha and her family was really fun, special and interesting. From the moment we met up with her we felt comfortable and welcomed. The visit to the temple was…
Jacob
February 2020
We had a wonderful time cooking with Sangeetha and her family. She first of all gave us a unique insight into her family temple, telling us about Hindu traditions and we even got to feed the cows - something we wouldn’t have done without her! We were then introduced to her family who made us feel so welcome and we spoke for hours. The food was so delicious and she taught us lots about cooking and culture in Tamil Nadu! All in all, it was a great day - from the temple, to the cooking and to chatting with Sangeetha in her family home. Highly recommend!
We had a wonderful time cooking with Sangeetha and her family. She first of all gave us a unique insight into her family temple, telling us about Hindu traditions and we even got t…
Sankar
February 2020
Agnes and Mike came back with full happiness that they got to know a family, cooked great food and learned a lot about Hindu religion. It was one of the best experience they had ever. Not only Sangeetha but her whole family participated and they felt that they had known the family fo ever
Agnes and Mike came back with full happiness that they got to know a family, cooked great food and learned a lot about Hindu religion. It was one of the best experience they had ev…
Ruriko
January 2020
南インドの家庭料理とその暮らしを拝見できる貴重な体験です。細かく希望を聞いてくださいます。全ての説明が丁寧で、最高の時間を過ごせます。 It was very unique experience that I can know how to cook South Indian foods and also to know how live they are. She had asked what I want to do that’s why so I could have gray time with her and her family. Absolutely I had amazing time there.
南インドの家庭料理とその暮らしを拝見できる貴重な体験です。細かく希望を聞いてくださいます。全ての説明が丁寧で、最高の時間を過ごせます。 It was very unique experience that I can know how to cook South Indian foods and also to know how live they are.…
Kateri
December 2019
What an amazing and soulful morning spent with Sangeetha and her family! Every detail so thoroughly and lovingly thought out — from the deep dive into Hindu tradition at the temple to the wholehearted welcome into her parents’ home for the meal. Excellent energy, wonderful conversation, reciprocal sharing, and genuine connection. We were in town for a wedding and while we were cooking Sangeetha gave us lots of prime feedback on our wedding outfits :) such lovely people.
What an amazing and soulful morning spent with Sangeetha and her family! Every detail so thoroughly and lovingly thought out — from the deep dive into Hindu tradition at the temple…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Egg-free
Vegetarian
Tree nut allergy
Dairy-free
Fish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Soy-free
Peanut allergy
Pescatarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.