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Maria's South Indian Cooking Class

Burgher Street ,Fort Cochin. | Fort Paradise Garden Cafe, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 97468 87454
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Learned and Had Fun

Our class was represented by Australia, Belgium, France, Luxemburg and USA. We cooked Chicken... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Marietta, GA
via mobile
Avoid- really RUN!

Well imagine our surprise when the Maria we were booking had past away and we were dealing with a... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
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Burgher Street ,Fort Cochin. | Fort Paradise Garden Cafe, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Our class was represented by Australia, Belgium, France, Luxemburg and USA. We cooked Chicken Marsala, Dhal Fry, Veg Thoran (cabbage, coconuts), Paneer with Green peas. Maria invites you into her home, she explained the spices and why they were used in specific orders. We recommend...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Well imagine our surprise when the Maria we were booking had past away and we were dealing with a poser. This was ridiculous. The woman was teaching us to cook poison. Honestly! I couldn't believe that she thought that what she was offering was of...More

2  Thank wasagabears
mgeorge24in, Owner at Maria's South Indian Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

I'm sorry that you had a bad experience. This was a different cookery class to mine, run by a maria in fort nagar. I am maria george and my class is on burghar Street (same Street as Kashi Art Cafe). I have not passed away...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very interesting cookery class with a brilliant meal at the end. Take something to write with as you will want to write more detailed instructions of the recipes given.

Thank Joke25
Reviewed 4 February 2017

As part of the Citrus South Indian holiday package, we were offered a cooking class. It was a bit cramped with 10 people around the table but manageable. Maria explained about the spices and the order to cook them in so we learnt a lot...More

Thank denise l
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, friendly and knowledgable class. There is many cooking classes to choose from in Fort Kochi and greater Kochi. We decided on Maria’s due to seeing that the class discusses the spices used and balance of each.; as well as Maria being able to...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Maria, and her Husband were a delight from start to finish, The knowledge you gain for Maria excellent class gives a brilliant insight on how to achieve balance in any recipe, not just Indian. The meal we collectively cooked in less than an hour, was...More

Thank soapytf
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Maria's cooking class was recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed. Maria went through all the spices used in Southern and Northern cooking, explaining the ratios and health benefits to each one. We were shown how to make four dishes and...More

Thank HannahLudlow
Reviewed 3 January 2017

i was travelling by myself at the time (23 year old woman), and i can safely say i felt at home with Maria. she was patient, kind and an amazing teacher/cook. of my three weeks through north and south india, Maria's was one of the...More

Thank Mimi H
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great time learning from Maria. Great teacher and delicious food! A must for when visiting Fort Kochi.

Thank Jobin J
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This class takes place in Maria's home. She introduces all the herbs and spices, and explains how much to use (much more than I have used in the past), and, more importantly, the underlying principles of their use. She prepares and cooks several dishes, which...More

Thank Ursosarctos
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Response from Emma L | Reviewed this property |
I have her cell, but trip advisor will not allow me to post it on here, but if you're in the area, you can easily stop by and make the appointment in person. You need to pre-book as she will make sure she has availability... More
25 January 2017|
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Response from HannahLudlow | Reviewed this property |
I don't I'm afraid but if you go there and knock on her door then you will find her.