• Jaffna Cuisine Traditional Cooking Class
  • Knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Homecooked Lunch or Dinner Included

You will be starting your cooking experience from a home down the 2nd Vinayagar Street in Chundukkuli. Your guide will meet you at a preplanned location there at either 11:00 am (for a lunchtime class) or 4:30 pm (for a dinnertime class), and take you to the home.

You will be introduced to the family and get to see the traditional kitchen tools that they use. There will be many fired clay pots of various sizes, palm trays, and wooden spoons. You will learn how to light the Jaffna-style mud and clay stove using firewood and dried wood flakes.

Your cuisine for the day will be Jaffna style mutton curry using good quality local farm produced mutton and Red Rice Flour Pittu - one of the staple foods of the region. You will learn to clean and cook the mutton with a variety of aromatic spices that take away the slightly gamey flavor that many people dislike. While the curry is cooking on a slow fire to make it tender and flavorful, you will learn to knead the red rice flour with water and chop it to make small even balls. You will then steam the raw pitta in a special ‘pittu maker’. This tool can be purchased in the Jaffna market if you want to try it at home. Your guide will tell you some of the shops where the best quality ones can be bought.

When the food is cooked you will sit to meal of thick tasty mutton curry with freshly steamed cylinders of pittu. You will be eating on banana leaves with your hands - the traditional way. After enjoying a wonderful meal, your tour will be completed by approximately 1:00 pm or 6:30 pm, depending on your start time.

Additional Note

  • Comfortable Clothes and Shoes Recommended for this tour.
What's Included
  • Service of a knowledgeable English speaking guide.

  • Home-cooked Lunch or Dinner.

  • One Traditional Cooking Class Session.

What's Excluded

  • Expenses of Personal Nature.

  • Gratuities (Optional).

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2nd Vinayagar Street in Chundukkuli, Jaffna

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