Private South Indian Cooking Class in Orpington

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Duration - 3 hours

CHF 104 p.p. onwards

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Orpington, United Kingdom

Learn to make traditional South Indian dishes with your host, a home cook who has been cooking throughout her life. A great opportunity for you to meet a local in their home and learn all about the ingredients, cooking techniques and traditions associated with Indian cooking. You will get a sneak peak into their lives and hear wonderful stories of Jemima growing up in South India and how she learned to cook from her mother. If you're craving Indian food, this is the best place to try an authentic, home-cooked meal, made using traditional ingredients and cooking techniques. By the end of this experience you will not only have knowledge about Indian food and traditions, but you'll have learnt to make a few dishes yourself, that you can re-create back home!

Available options

Cooking + lunch 11:00

CHF 104
p.p. onwards

Cooking + dinner 18:00

CHF 104
p.p. onwards

Join Jemima, and her husband and children, when they are home, for a home-cooked South Indian cooking class and meal experience. Jemima lives in a family home on the outskirts of London (London Zone 6) in Orpington, a quiet suburb of London with professional working families. In your cooking class learn to make traditional South Indian dishes with Jemima, 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, and as well as dosas or idlis.

After your cooking class, you will enjoy the meal you helped prepare. Your menu might include South Indian staples such as dosas (Indian crepe-like pancakes made from fermented lentil and rice batter) and a variety of meat and vegetable curries, served at their kitchen dining table. In the summer, enjoy your meal on their back patio. Please note that your host will be serving you and happy to chat as you are eating but won’t eat with you - so she can make sure you get your dosas piping hot!

Stop At:

• Orpington, Orpington, Bromley, Greater London, England

Sample Menu

• Welcome Indian drink (such as chaas, a spiced buttermilk yogurt drink)
• Dosas with tomato chutney
• Beef ularthiyathu (dry roasted beef with onions and spices)
• Coconut rice
• Fresh fruit

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


  • Cooking class with your host Jemima
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Beverages
  • All Fees and Taxes

Departure point

Orpington, UK

Recent reviews

nicholaspL3316PJ   9th October 2022

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Would recommend to couples and small groups that are keen to try a range of dishes and to understand how and why the ingredients are paired. Hosts were knowledgeable and friendly.

maryannkoory   17th September 2022

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Talking with Jemima in her kitchen as she explained what she was doing, the spices she was using, and the equipment. It was great to see the cooking in the context of her home and family. We also loved speaking to her and her husband about family and culture. Also, we enjoyed eating the delicious food! It was a feast.