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Simple. Scrumptious. SouthIndian.

Bengaluru, IndiaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Shobha

3 hours
South Indian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our activity is more of a LEARN & DINE experience. In our quaint and simple home, mum and I will host guests where they not only get to eat an elaborate, fresh& homecooked SouthIndian meal but also get to see how they are prepared and also involve in cooking an item or two. Once they arrive, we will serve them One welcome drink and 2 snacks (both veg or 1veg & 1 nonveg).
We will then proceed to making some of the items. Guests can watch the detailed procedure of making 1 Snack/Salad, 1maincourse( special rice or gravy) and 1 dessert. They can not only watch but also involve themselves in the process of preparation,like the mis-en-place of the dish, etc which not only helps them get familiar with an Indian kitchen, but also native kitchen equipments, ingredients like vegs, spices, grains, flour, etc.
Also, in an ALL-HANDS-IN activity, guests can individually choose to prepare one type of Indian bread like Puri, Akki Rotti (Rice), Ragi Rotti(Millet) or Chapatis, where they can do the prep, flattening them out and deep/shallow/pan fry them. They can also learn the art of making an southindian Dosa (battered thin crispy crepe). We finish with a full 6 course meal served by us!
Other things to note
It is best if they let us know about their dietary restrictions and preferences over vegetarian or non vegetarian food.
Our activity is more of a LEARN & DINE experience. In our quaint and simple home, mum and I will host guests where they not only get to eat an elaborate, fresh& homecooked SouthIndian meal but also get to see how they are prepared and also involve in cooking an item or two. Once they arrive, we will serve them One welcome drink and 2 snacks (both veg or 1veg & 1 nonveg).
We will then proceed to making some of the items. Guests can watch the…

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What's included

  • Food
    Traditional meal: pickle, salad, Indian bread with veg or nonveg sides, fla...
  • Drinks
    Welcome drink: Let us know about your dietary preferences.
  • Equipment
    SOUVENIR: a tiny handbook with a few easy/simple recipes of the items made...
From $31
/ person
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Meet your host, Shobha

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 4 Reviews
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Hello!
We are a dynamic daughter-mother duo, Shobha & Sujatha Sridhar. We are native Bangaloreans and highly passionate about food, culture & people.
I(Shobha) am a graduate of Bachelors in catering and also have 4years of experience in food&bev industry.
Mum is a typical Indian homemaker and an expert in authentic South Indian cuisine including a variety of Vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian dishes and has an experience of over 25years. Our feast also includes traditional and signature sweets of the South. We look forward to hosting a fun, healthy, homely, delectable experience to our guests! :)
Hello!
We are a dynamic daughter-mother duo, Shobha & Sujatha Sridhar. We are native Bangaloreans and highly passionate about food, culture & people.
I(Shobha) am a graduate of Bachelors in catering and also have 4years of experience in food&bev industry.
Mum is a typical Indian homemaker and an expert in authentic South Indian cuisine including a variety of Vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian dishes and has an experience of over 25years. Our feast also includes traditional and signatur…
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Where you'll be

My quaint home,Guests will be initially seated in the living room and then spend time in the kitchen. Meal will be served on the dining table.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Madara
January 2020
Shobbhas provided experience was truly great - the best I gad in Bengaluru. She was both professional (having been studied catering in bachelor programme) and nice and caring. Shobbha and her mother gave me a true sense of South Indian culture and food. Thank you! Certainly suggest this one for other guests, who visit Bengaluru.
Shobbhas provided experience was truly great - the best I gad in Bengaluru. She was both professional (having been studied catering in bachelor programme) and nice and caring. Shob…
Abla
November 2019
We got to experience South Indian cooking in Shobha's home in a neighborhood in Bangalore. Had fun learning to cook dosas. The meal was delicious. Thank you for hosting us in your home.
Yasmina
November 2019
What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Bengaluru. I arrived at 05:00 am from Europe, for a week of work in India. I overslept so turned up late but Shobha and her mother were very easy-going and flexible about it. They explained the different ingredients and dishes, of which some we prepared together and the others already made by them prior to my arrival. Everything was delicious and Shobha , with her mother, really gave me insight into South Indian cuisine and how people eat and cook every day. Just super.
What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Bengaluru. I arrived at 05:00 am from Europe, for a week of work in India. I overslept so turned up late but Shobha and her moth…
Daryl
September 2019
This was in two words: absolutely fantastic! Shobha was clear and prompt in her communication with me. She and her family welcomed me to her home and she started by explaining patiently the basics of South Indian cooking. It was a Hindu festival day so she also introduced me to the origins and food of this special occasion. I had a wonderful time listening to stories while we prepared some dishes together with her mum. The meal was, of course, easily one of the best I ever had in India. I loved especially the coconut chutney and vadas, and the simple sambar with rice. The pace was this experience just right, while her energy and warmth made this so special. By the end of the day I emerged with a deeper appreciation and understanding of South Indian food and culture. I can only highly recommend this to anyone visiting Bangalore. Thank you Shobha, your mum and your dad for this amazing experience.
This was in two words: absolutely fantastic! Shobha was clear and prompt in her communication with me. She and her family welcomed me to her home and she started by explaining pati…

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.
Vegetarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

A good appetite because there is going to be a lot of food! Maybe a small notepad incase our culinary enthusiasts would wish to take notes of cooking