Market Tour and Cooking Experience in Coimbatore with a Local

Summary

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Meet Jaswant at his home and drive together to the local market, 4kms away. Explore a fish and vegetable market selling local and regional fish and produce from neighboring states. Discover the ingredients that go into making South Indian cuisine at the market before returning to his home for your cooking experience. Join Jaswant in his kitchen for a cooking demonstration. Watch as your host demonstrates how to prepare 2-3 South Indian dishes from scratch. Enjoy these dishes along with other dishes Jaswant may have prepared in advance accompanied by rice and Indian breads. Your meal begins with a refreshing beverage of homemade fresh lime soda or a litchi drink, depending on the season. Your menu includes dishes such as a meat vindaloo, vegetable kurma, lentils and side vegetables that are enjoyed with Kerala-style breads, such as appam or puttu. You’ll finish your meal with one of Nandita and Ranjita’s delicious desserts, perhaps their fragrant tender coconut pudding.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

This is the perfect culinary experience for small groups or families who want the unique opportunity to meet a local Coimbatore family and enjoy a meal in their home. Your local host, Jaswant, loves teaching visitors about his South Indian culture and heritage. Begin your culinary journey with a tour of the local market before returning home to watch a cooking demonstration of a few local South Indian dishes. Once the meal is prepared you will sit together and enjoy flavorful, home-cooked dishes over conversation with your host. Jaswant, his wife Anita, and his two daughters, Nandita and Ranjita, love to entertain guests and make them feel at home in India. Join them at their villa in Coimbatore and enjoy their beautiful garden. Jaswant loves the theater, live music and literary events. He runs an organization called The Cats and conducts musical shows, supper theater, and literary events in Coimbatore. He loves acting, singing and of course, cooking!

What’s included?

  • Lunch or Dinner

  • Local instructor

  • Bottled water

  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Jaswant

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

About operator:

Traveling Spoon provides travelers with private, authentic food experiences, from homemade meals to cooking classes and market tours, with local hosts in their homes.

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