Learn To Cook Traditional South Indian, Eat & Meet New People At These Workshops

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What Makes It Awesome

Hema’s Kitchen is all about wholesome South Indian cooking, using ingredients sourced from the South. Her family also runs Ratna Cafe in Chennai (it’s been in the family for three generations), so Hema comes with a ton of experience which she shares with us lucky Dilliwaalas. The classes take place at her home in groups of six to ten where you learn to prepare each dish from scratch.

In a matter of 2 or 21/2 hours, you’ll be chopping, cooking and whipping up seven – eight dishes, pick up plenty of tips and tricks (how many of you have struggled to whip up that perfect crisp dosa?), interact with interesting people from different walks of life and most importantly, sit with the hosts and the other participants and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal in all its glory.

They also cater for events, and offer fresh, homemade batters (idli, appam, ragi batter and more) and masalas (like gun powder and sambhar powder) across Delhi NCR. They're actually quite popular in the capital for their coastal Chettinad cuisine, their stone-milled batters, and have over 400 patrons in the city. Just FYI, we've tried their Chettinad Mutton Chops, the Malabari Fish curry & their light appams. It's safe to say that we still think of those dishes like a long lost love. We're planning to try their Filter Coffee Panacotta soon.


Hema does both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cooking classes. Keep a tab on her classes and register on their Facebook page. You can also customise classes if you have a ready group.

Price: INR 3,000 per head (vegetarian class), INR 3,500 per head (non-vegetarian)


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