Cooking Lessons


Join Foodie Trails for a class on Sri Lankan cooking, specifically the Sri Lankan meal. The Sri Lankan rice is not just a meal or a plate; it is, in fact, a tradition. Within the rim of that plate, many traditions handed down from one generation of cooks to the next abound. Our cooking classes will help you to discover the secrets of Sri Lankan food with our guest house team. Explore cooking techniques, and complete recipes and the fascinating kitchen traditions / customs  of this unique culture followed by a traditional Sri Lankans.
The classes conducted by Shehan Guest House provide a fascinating insight into Sri Lankan life, beliefs and culture through learning about its food, cooking and culinary customs.

Class discussions are relaxed and friendly and are held in the premises of the Guesthouse. They include specific references to the role of food in Sri Lankan society, its ceremonial use and religious importance.Participants learn about the exotic herbs and spices used in ceremonial and everyday Sri Lankan dishes. Complete class notes are provided. Guests of the Shehan Guesthouse receive a 10% discount on all cooking classes.


We will arrange all the main dishes and other recipes on your request. The instructor is well-trained, qualified and a friendly lady from the family of Shehan Guest House. So there would be a better chance for you to arrange your time according to your scheduled timeline during the stay.

Classes cover from preparation to serving and private attention for each participant will be guaranteed. The main recipes will include from different Sri Lankan rice collection to complex verities of curries and seasonal food menus.

Cost Per Person : US$ 10 / hr


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Read Guest’s reviews :

“Warm hospitality and lip-smacking delicious local food”

“Our first visit ever to Sri Lanka got off to a great start when we got here early in the morning. Our room was being cleaned so Momma welcomed us with a hot pot of tea and amazing selection of hoppers and curries. In the days to come, my wife and I were to be coddled with some of the best home-cooked food we’ve ever tasted. We’ve known from past reviews that Momma’s cooking is wonderful but we were still blown away by her extraordinary culinary skills. Her dishes were cooked with a whole lot of love and we’re also really glad to bear witness to the gracious hospitality and warm friendliness we received from this family. I’d venture to say that Momma’s culinary prowess are Mirissa’s best-kept little secret. Not for too long, I contact us and confirm your participation prior to the sessions and feel free to ask any questions regarding the cooking sessions”.

Singapore, Singapore

“We just loved the place!”

“We have stayed at Shehan in Mirissa twice. December 2012 and one year later.
It is very nice. A very warm and helpful family, who wants to do everything for you.
Mama makes the very best tasting Rice and Curry. You must try it!
Can also recommend to join Mamas Cooking Class.
The guesthouse is not far from the beach. The perfect place to stay – so easy to live!
We would very happily return to Shehan again!”

Carina H
Vastervik, Sweden
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