A curry prepared during the Food at 52 Southern Indian cooking class.

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Southern Indian Cooking Class

Calling all spice loving foodies! This colourful feast of curry flavours and dal recipes will transport you to Southern India, Kerala and beyond.

This Indian cooking course is vegetarian-friendly and easily adapted to be gluten free.

Learn how to cook Indian food with all its entrancing curry flavours and vibrant and spectacular colours, at home.

Why settle for takeaway when you can have your curry and eat it? In this Indian cooking class we’ll guide you through all the steps of preparing a sumptuous South Indian feast.

With Indian cooking ingredients readily available in London, this cooking style is surprisingly simple to master.

You’ll grind your own spices and create a table full of treats to share together in a Southern Indian tapas style feast including our fabulous and fun to make spinach vadai savoury doughnuts.

We’ll teach you Southern Indian cooking with all its characteristic flavours of coconut, curry leaves and mustard seeds.

Book several classes with us and make your own flexible cookery course!

See our suggestions of which classes go well together.

This course is predominantly vegetarian, but there is some chicken, fish and seafood on the menu too for good measure.

Sample menu:

  • Chicken nadan kozhi curry
  • Keralan prawn curry (full day only)
  • Aubergine rasavangi
  • Courgette thoran with cashew nuts
  • Carrot pachadi
  • Snake bean thoran
  • Moru kachiathu
  • Spinach vadai

Like all our London hands-on cookery classes, our Southern Indian cooking courses include all food, equipment, and unlimited specially selected red and white wine and soft drinks. You will cook around our oak banquet table and enjoy eating all your dishes together in the most sociable way in London. Check out our reviews on Google and TripAdvisor.

To check whether this class is suitable for you, please see our Dietary Preferences and Allergens page - even if we stay it can be made suitable, please do always still let us know your dietary requirements or allergies when booking.

Being of southern Indian origin, I was keen to get a grasp of those flavours my grandmothers could produce with quite humble ingredients and basic equipment. I've never tasted, yet cooked myself such nutritious food that was even on a par with this for nearly 25 years. Well done me (us, we came as a couple, and the other couple we buddied up with) and Food@52! Fantastic teachers. Brilliant! Can't wait to bring the kids with us when they're older. Oh, don't bother about dinner plans after...

†SwapnaRoy, TripAdvisor

It’s an Indian cooking class and a meal out

Like all our London hands-on cookery classes, our Southern Indian cooking classes include all food, equipment, and unlimited specially selected red and white wine and soft drinks.

You will prepare the dishes around our oak banquet table and enjoy eating together in the most sociable way in London.

For the full day class, the first part of the day will be tutor led in our usual style with you guided through each step of the recipes. For the latter part (or the evening class) we hand over the reins to you, where in each group you create dishes from recipe cards. As there are several dishes with similar bases, each group creates slightly different dishes from each other that everyone enjoys together at the end.


I got this course as a Christmas present and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food we cooked in groups of 4 was absolutely delicious, although it was slightly awkward to start cooking with strangers, we quickly established our positions and cooperated really well. It was another skill to learn apart from getting to know new exotic ingredients or de-shell a raw prawn. There was never a shortage of wine and it was nice chatting to people while cooking and eating. The place is a quirky, homely feel house in the middle of city and John and his helpers were very friendly and full of food knowledge, happy to answer any questions. I'd definitely return for another course.

Stanish, TripAdvisor

Want more classes like these?

If you want to continue your exploration of Indian food, then try our Indian Street Feast Cookery Class. Or take your tastebuds further afield and explore more of our Asian cooking courses.