Authentic South Indian Cooking Class

Learn to make a South Indian menu from a lifelong home cook.



Traveling Spoon UK
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3 hours Class size 1 to 5     label £49 - £74 (£74 per guest when you book for 1 guest, £66 for 2+ guests, £49 for 5 guests)

If you're keen to learn something new to update your home cooking, come along to this cooking class and dining experience in London.

Learn to make traditional South Indian dishes with your host, a home cook who has been cooking throughout her life. You might learn to make dishes like a traditional tomato or coconut chutney, a meat or vegetable curry dish, as well as dosas or idlys, for your South Indian meal together.

Please note that for some of the dishes such as dosas components will be prepared in advance, as dosa batter needs to sit for several days before cooking. Jemima is excited to share her culture through food and offer an authentic/traditional cooking class in London. She can also accommodate vegetarian diets in her South Indian cooking class.

Sample menu:
(This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks -- your menu will vary according to seasonal availability).

  • Welcome Indian drink (such as chaas, a spiced buttermilk yoghurt drink)
  • Dosas with tomato chutney
  • Beef ularthiyathu (dry roasted beef with onions and spices)
  • Spiced eggs with Jemima's Mother's secret spice mix (one of Jemima's signature dishes!)
  • Coconut rice
  • Papadum
  • Fresh fruit for dessert

Languages spoken: English, Tamil.

Add-on available for this class
  • Alcohol (£5)
You can add these when you book (optional).
What you'll get
  • Welcome drink.
  • All ingredients and equipment needed to cook your meal to enjoy at the end of the class.

Bromley, London

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Authentic South Indian Cooking Class location
Your teacher


Jemima grew up in South India where she first learned to cook from her mom. After living in Hyderabad for several years for work, where she met her husband, Jemima moved to London in 2010. She and her family are constantly entertaining their vast Indian network of friends and family, and it is not uncommon for their home to have 50 guests visiting for a weekend meal. Jemima cooks for her husband and two children and loves being in the kitchen, finding it the perfect way to relax after a day at work. In addition to their love for hosting friends and family, Jemima and her family are active in their local church and with their children's activities. Be sure to ask Jemima about her and her husband's 2000-person wedding in India!

Your host
Traveling Spoon UK
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Traveling Spoon was founded by Aashi Vel and Steph Lawrence who met at the Haas School of Business in 2011 around their joint passion of food. They shared a dream of helping people connect with authentic food experiences while traveling and founded Traveling Spoon to build a community of fellow food and travel lovers seeking meaningful experiences around the world.

In 2007, Steph traveled to China for the first time. After two and half weeks in the country, she was struck by how little she had connected with the local food and culture. Spending weeks traveling by tour bus from silk factory to hotel banquet hall where she ate with other tourists, she realised she didn't connect with the local culture at all. She decided to move to China in 2009 to learn the language and explore the culture through its food - she wanted to learn to make dumplings from a Chinese grandmother. But when she moved there, she found there was nothing out there to help her find the experiences she sought.

In 2011, Aashi traveled to Mexico, and had a similar problem discovering the local food and culture. She scoured review websites trying to find the most authentic food and the least touristy restaurants she could. On her way to another overly-crowded tourist spot, she saw through a window a woman in her kitchen, making dinner. That was where she wanted to be eating dinner, sharing a homemade meal with this local Mexican woman, hearing her stories and learning about her culture.

When Aashi and Steph met at business school in 2011, these experiences had never left them. Both of them believed in the power of travel to make the world a smaller, better place, and wanted to help travellers experience authentic, meaningful, and delicious travel experiences around the world. They started working on Traveling Spoon in all their MBA classes, launched the company after graduating in 2013, and haven't looked back since.

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