Cooking Classes in India – Become the Chef!

We’re the first to admit that we are Indian food maniacs. We could eat it day and night, for breakfast and as a midnight snack, as dessert or whatever… so you get it… we love it. If you feel the same way, this article is for you; we have compiled the best cooking classes in India. Take the priceless knowledge home with you, from the best sources!

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Philipkutty’s Farm – Kerala Backwaters
Waterfront Holiday. Photo Credit Philipkutty's Farm
Waterfront Holiday. Photo Credit Philipkutty’s Farm 

This place looks like a million dollars, and the environment that it’s located in will blow your mind. Come and stay for a cooking vacation of three days minimum in the backwaters and make the best there is in Kerala cuisine, with recipes that have been passed down by generations. You’ll learn to prepare a large number of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, so carnivores can relax – it’s not all about the veg here.
Aakriti Eco Homestay – Tamilnadu
Located in the Nilgiri Mountains, this homestay will ensure that you’re surrounded by everything beautiful while you’re learning the craft of Indian cuisine. Right in the middle of a tea garden, you’ll be taught to select the ingredients at a local famers’ market and bring it home to cook it with professional chefs. It is best to come for a minimum of five days; this way you’ll learn dishes from multiple regions.
Siolim House and Cooking School – North Goa
Cooking in a Friendly Environment. Photo Credit CookingClassesGoa
Cooking in a Friendly Environment. Photo Credit CookingClassesGoa

If you ever had the urge to take a holiday in a 350 year-old villa that has been reconstructed to look amazing, Siolim House is the place to go. Chef Jane runs the cooking classes, and you’ll learn all there is to know about Goan dishes – she has been a pro in food for more than fifteen years. You don’t have to stay for a complete cooking vacation – you can attend separate cooking classes, too.
Nimmy Paul’s Cooking School – Kochin, Kerala
Here, you’ll learn everything there is to know about the Kerala Syrian Christian cuisine. Nimmy Paul won’t rest until you, too, are a pro: a class may start out to be 3 hours long, but if she is willing to stretch it out as long as you need it. Now that’s real dedication! If you want to experience the real Kerala lifestyle, you can stay at Nimmy’s home, too.
Sita Cultural Center – Pondicherry, Tamilnadu
The Centre. Photo Credit Tripadvisor
The Centre. Photo Credit Tripadvisor

Pondicherry has a rich French heritage. As a result, you’ll be able to learn both about the French and the Southern Indian cuisines. The Sita Cultural center offers you a number of half-day courses in Tamil vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus, and Kerala cuisine, too. Bringing the kids along is also an option; they offer two-hour cooking classes for them, too.
Spice Paradise – Jodhpur, Rajasthan
The Spice Paradise is the biggest and most well-known spice shop in Jodhpur. The married couple, which runs it, also act as chefs during the cooking classes. Since they are quite famous, you should definitely book in advance; their classes are full of eager foreigners willing to learn all there is to know about Indian delicacies. Prepare your stomach; you’ll cook a three-course meal during the class – of course you can eat it after!
Jaipur Cooking Classes- Jaipur, Rajasthan
This cookery class is personalized to fit your every need. Hotel chef Lokesh Mathur will teach you how to cook Indian food like a pro in his own home – afterwards, you can sit down and enjoy the meal with his delightful family. The best part about these classes is that you can choose what dishes you want to make; he’ll prepare accordingly. This way, you don’t have to stick to a given schedule and learn only what you’re interested in!
Bengali Cooking Classes – Kolkata, West Bengal
In order to be able to cook something really delicious, you have to choose the right ingredients. The Bengali Cooking Classes all start out with the selection of authentic Bengali ingredients at a local farmers’ market. After that, you’ll retreat to a kitchen, where the owner of some well-known restaurants in the city, or sometimes a Bengali housewife, will show you how dishes from the Bengali cuisine are made. The duration of this experience is around four hours.

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