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Cooking with Local Family Experience in Kochi

Kochi (Cochin), India

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Get a taste of true Indian hospitality thanks to this cooking lesson and meal in the home of a local Kerala family. Learn all about ‘Malayali’ cuisine as you prepare an array of seasonal dishes like ‘idiappam’ (string hoppers), vegetables, chicken curry, ‘vellai-appam’ (pancakes), and more. End the experience by enjoying your meal, accompanied by lots of lively conversation, with the family.
  • Learn to cook authentic Kerala-style cuisine during a class in a local family home
  • Get a taste for the spices and flavors of "Malayali" cuisine, the typical food of Kerala
  • Prepare dishes like ‘idiappam’ (string hoppers), chicken curry and ‘vellai-appam’ (pancakes)
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Enjoy a laid-back meal and lively conversation with your host family
  • Great way to have a local experience in Kochi
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Cooking class
Lunch/dinner, depending on the class time selected
Local guide
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel in Kochi or Cochin Cruise Port


  • Cochin International Cruise Terminal, 27, Indira Gandhi Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India

Departure Time

10am for morning class
2pm for afternoon class
Please specify preference when booking
Begin your cooking experience with a morning or afternoon pickup from your Kochi hotel or the Cochin Cruise Port, transferring to your class by private vehicle. Your start time will depend on whether you’ve requested a lunch or dinner cooking session.

After exchanging warm greetings with your host family, get busy in the kitchen with the lady of the house. You’ll work on a variety of local specialties from Kerala’s “Malayali” cuisine, beginning with starters like fish fry or ‘idiappam’ (string hoppers), then continuing with an array of vegetables, rice, chicken curry, ‘vellai-appam’ (pancakes) and more. The menu on any given day can be totally different, as your meal will depend upon whatever is freshest and in-season at the market.

While the food finishes cooking, you might take a look around the family home with the guidance of your hosts, learning about daily life for these typical Kochi residents. Then sit down to eat your delicious repast, enjoying your food almost as much as the fun, friendly, conversation you’ll share with your hosts. At the end of the experience, you’ll receive a ride back to your hotel or the cruise port.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 17 years old
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and reboarding time
  • OPERATED BY Muziris Heritage - Day Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

Product code: 13029P10

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