Cooking Class - North and South Indian Favorites

Learn to prepare dishes both from Chef Senthil's native South India as well as favorite dishes from the North.

In this Indian cooking class, Chef Senthil will teach you to prepare dishes from both his native South India, as well as favorites from the North. The northern dishes, garlic naan and shrimp tikka, are both Indian restaurant favorites, and Chef Senthil's versions are certain to please. His Chettinad Chicken Curry, named for the Tamil Nadu city of Chettinad, is a wholesome and highly flavorful dish, a far cry from the overly-rich butter chickens of the north.

Chef Senthil will tell you all about the spices he uses, including his family's special spice blend that his mother gives him in bulk whenever he travels home.

You will also learn about how to make properly steamed basmathi rice and raita, two classic accompaniments that will make your meal complete!

Chef Senthil invites guests to bring their own beverage to enjoy with the meal.

  • Minimum Guests 5
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Asian, Beginner, Indian

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Sam C.

Sam

02 Dec 2014

This was such an informative and interesting class. Chef Senthil told us all about the spices used commonly in Indian cooking throughout the country, and about his family's own special spice blend. That exact blend went into our Chettinad Curry, a southern Indian take on a familiar dish, giving it a deep complexity without any cream or butter. We also learned about different eating styles between North and South, such as who eats more bread and who more rice. You'll just have to take the class to find out!

Sydney M.

Sydney

02 Dec 2014

Chef Senthil's chicken curry is outstanding. Unlike tikka masala and several other curries I commonly order at restaurants, his Chettinad curry tasted incredibly wholesome without sacrificing any flavor. It was so much fun to learn from Chef Senthil about Indian spices and the differences between Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. I thoroughly enjoyed every dish on the menu!

Meet your chef

Chef Senthil
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I was born and raised in the Southern Indian town of Pondicherry, a former French colony. My love of cooking began as I sat in the kitchen with my mother and grandmothers to learn traditional Indian cuisine. I studied Culinary Arts in college and proceeded to travel the world as a chef on a cruise liner. Combining my world travels and love of cultures, I offer cooking classes for guests who want to experience an authentic experience rich with the spice and culture of India.

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