What to Do in Kandy? Dive Into the Local Culture with AGS Cooking Classes!


Experience the Delights of Traditional Sri Lankan Cuisine

Traditional Sri Lankan food is not only enjoyable but also world-famous for its unique flavors and aromatic spices. However, the true essence of Sri Lankan cuisine can only be fully experienced by cooking it yourself. If you are a tourist with a passion for culinary adventures, the Kandy Cooking Class by AGS is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culinary traditions of Sri Lanka.

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Discover the Authentic Flavors of Sri Lanka

Located in quiet residential areas just outside the bustling city of Kandy, the Kandy Cooking Class offers a truly immersive experience in Sri Lankan cooking. With different menus on training each day of the week, you can explore the diverse cultural and culinary traditions of Sri Lanka.

Age is Just a Number

Whether you are 13 or 85, the Kandy Cooking Class welcomes participants of all ages. It is a fantastic opportunity for families, friends, or solo travelers to come together and bond over a shared love for food and cooking.

Duration and Inclusions

The Kandy Cooking Class lasts for approximately 4 hours, providing ample time to learn, cook, and savor the delicious flavors of Sri Lanka. The following items are included in the class:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water

While private transportation and air-conditioned vehicles are not included, the Kandy Cooking Class offers pickup from your hotel, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

What to Expect: A Journey Through Spices and Vegetables

Upon arrival at the cooking class, you will be greeted with a warm welcome drink of tea or coffee. The experienced instructors will then introduce you to the vibrant world of Sri Lankan spices and vegetables, explaining their significance in the local cuisine.

Next, it’s time to get your hands dirty! You will have the opportunity to choose the curry you want to make and personally cut and chop the fresh vegetables. The instructors will guide you through the cooking process, sharing their expertise and secret techniques to ensure your dish turns out perfect.

Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for – it’s time to indulge in the flavors of your own creation. Sit down with your fellow participants and enjoy the meal you have prepared together, savoring the authentic taste of Sri Lankan cuisine.


18:19 21 Mar 24
Attending the Sri Lankan Rice and Curry cooking class was an incredible experience. We prepared traditional curry under the guidance of experienced Sri Lankan woman, who were exceptionally kind and patient. From extracting coconut milk to simmering the curry, every step was captivating. Finally, we savored all our creations, which exceeded our expectations.+ little bonus : she made us pancake, best of my life !!I highly recommend it to anyone eager to delve into the essence of Sri Lankan cuisine. Immersed in a Sri Lankan family setting, this moment was filled with exchanges and sharing not only about Sri Lankan cuisine but also their customs, way of life etc !
Erin PikeErin Pike
07:01 27 Feb 24
We loved the market tour and cooking class. The market was bustling, loud and fun. The cooking class was very relaxed and homestyle with just 8 people, we made so many different dishes and had a huge feast. Can’t wait to host a dinner party with my new cooking skills.
Markus SperingerMarkus Speringer
06:22 27 Feb 24
Great experience. We booked the class with market tour with hotel pickup/return included. This was especially convenient as the class itself took place in a quiet remote residential area up the hills close to Kandy) at the private home of the chef and her family.The market was obviously vibrant, packed with locals and loud. So loud that you actually had problems to understand everything the chef (nice, elderly lady) was buying. Small intro about what we are goimg to shop would have been nice. But it was fine.The class itself took place at the private home of the chef’s family, inclluding a traditional kitchen (clay oven with fire), but also some gas cookers. It was a communal cooking experience, with an intro to the spices, herbs and vegetables we bought at the market. Do not expect your own working station, but a shared experience. You cut, mix, taste and cook together. For us perfect, as you can involve yourself as much as you like. For instance in preparing coconut milk from the scratch.It was an enjoyable, delicious and long night. We would do it again.
Eliott VerhelpenEliott Verhelpen
20:13 18 Feb 24
We really enjoyed the cooking class led by Shamaya and Nindani in Kandy. It offered an authentic glimpse into traditional cooking, where we were hands-on from start to finish. The host was an excellent (and very cute and funny) guide, providing easy-to-understand instructions. The class you take part with other people (we were 8in total) is immersive, encouraging you to dive into the cooking process yourself (shredding coconut, mixing and using spices, cutting and discovering new vegetables)Make sure to arrive with an appetite, as you’ll have to taste all the generous portions of everything you prepare!Our January session was made even more delightful thanks to the warmth and humor of the team. Their friendliness made it feel like cooking among family. For anyone in Kandy looking for a genuine and enjoyable culinary experience, I highly recommend this class. It strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and pedagogy, leaving you both satisfied and smiling :)Ps: they also organized pick-up by tuk-tuk (to come and for the way back) which is a nice plus!
Dominique HermensDominique Hermens
05:04 15 Feb 24
Because we have learned to love Sinhalese food from previous holidays, we wanted to learn to cook too. That’s why we took a whole week of lessons here. And it was incredibly worth it. We learned a lot and everything tasted incredibly good. Nandani and Yasani (Sudesh’s mother and wife) are great women who warmly welcomed us into their family. The cooking class begins with a short explanation of all the spices and then everyone can choose a vegetable that they would like to eat. Afterwards, the vegetables are cut together and coconut milk is made.You now have to help yourself when cooking; individual requests are always taken into account. I can highly recommend the cooking course. It was an experience that we will never forget. If we could give more points, we would. Thanks!!!
Mara GeertsMara Geerts
14:17 22 Jan 24
In january 2024 we were at the course, very nice lady and cool tips about the herbs and spices! She even showed us some old cooking methods. Which was very interesting!The food was absolutely amazing!We had a great night!
Dina PatarcicDina Patarcic
04:20 27 Dec 23
Such an amazing cooking class with the local host and chef. Definitely choose an option with going to the markets as it will give you an experience of Kandy market and discover their local fruits and vegetables. Delicious meals and learned quite a lot of interesting points on cooking carry that I will try when I get back home.

Summary: A Culinary Adventure in Kandy

The Kandy Cooking Class by AGS offers a unique and immersive experience for tourists interested in Sri Lankan cooking. From learning about the spices and vegetables to hands-on cooking and finally enjoying a delicious meal, this class provides a comprehensive journey through the flavors of Sri Lanka.

With its diverse menus, the Kandy Cooking Class caters to all tastes and preferences, ensuring that every participant leaves with a deeper understanding and appreciation for Sri Lankan cuisine. So, if you’re looking to spice up your visit to Kandy, don’t miss the opportunity to join the Kandy Cooking Class by AGS and embark on a culinary adventure like no other.

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