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The leaders and pioneers in Homestay, Hands-on Cooking Programs, Culinary & Cultural Adventures in Kerala, India.

The Pimenta is India’s first cooking holiday homestay in the scenic south state of Kerala, less than two hours from Kochi. Set on the lush land of Haritha Farms—a 6.5-acre property growing spices, coffee, and produce—The Pimenta is both accessible and off the beaten track. With a focus local and sustainable practices, even a short stay is an opportunity to learn about Keralan food and culture with hands-on sessions and personalized experiences. Guests can choose from a number of packages or design their own; many choose to explore the region further through activities we can arrange, such as tea plantation visits, backwaters boat tours, biking, yoga, Ayurvedic massage, and more.Guests local agriculture, trades, and traditions and leave with knowledge they can take back into their own kitchen.

Who runs The Pimenta?

Every day at ThePimenta begins with coffee and fresh fruit grown on-site at Haritha Farms. This reflects the ethos of host Jacob Mathew, who has shared his passion for Indian cuisine and culture with visitors since 1994. To date, he has hosted over 3,000 guests and has been applauded by international publications. Jacob’s aim in the kitchen is to empower his guests with a hands-on experience in traditional South Indian cooking, which can be transported into their own kitchen anywhere in the world. “At its heart, The Pimenta is part retreat and part culinary celebration,” he says.

Where do guests sleep and eat at The Pimenta?

Four private bungalows with private bathrooms and spacious verandas are set amidst the tropical garden, steps away from the fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and lounge. Atop the main house, individual rooms, some with private bathrooms, are available for younger travellers and long-term guests.Wireless internet is available 24/7 throughout the property.

During a stay at The Pimenta, guests are provided with three vegetarian meals per day plus access to refreshments anytime. We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies throughout your stay.Breakfast—where local coffee and fresh fruit is always on the menu—can be customized to fit your preferences, be it eggs and toast or Kerala’s famous idly and sambar. Most guests have cooking sessions before lunch and dinner, so those meals are an opportunity to feast on your creations! A smorgasbord of assorted dishes—curries, breads, chutneys, and more—are the usual spread. Depending on the length of stay, most guests also have an opportunity to eat at local restaurants once or twice to expand their palate.

Accommodation

The Pimenta consists of four attractive bungalows…

Activities

Alongside the cooking class, we offer a host of activities

Food

Cooking Packages

Monsoon Retreat

All the rates quoted are for a night and day stay.   Prices are valid from 1st June 2019 to 30th September 2019 Ayurvedic treatment per day will vary according the nature of treatment prescribed by the doctor falling between Rs.1800/- to Rs.4000/- per person. This is...

Monsoon Greens

All the rates quoted are for a night and day stay. Stay and do Vegetarian/Vegan Cooking with breakfast lunch and dinner  Double Rs.13500/- Single Rs.9100/- Prices are valid from 1st June 2019 to 30th September 2019 Ayurvedic treatment per day will vary according the...

Monsoon Splash

All the rates quoted are for a night and day stay. Stay and do Ayurvedic cooking with breakfast, lunch and dinner  Double Rs, 14500/- Single Rs.9700/- Stay and do Vegetarian/Vegan Cooking with breakfast lunch and dinner  Double Rs.13500/- Single Rs.9100/- Prices are...

Monsoon Splendor

All the rates quoted are for a night and day stay. Stay and Relax with local sightseeing, with breakfast, lunch and dinner      Double Rs.8600/- Single Rs.6500/-   Stay and do Vegetarian/Vegan Cooking with breakfast lunch and dinner  Double Rs.13500/- Single Rs.9100/-...

Explore, Cook & Eat

This workshop offers a hands-on exploration of Kerala cuisine, with a visit to a spice farm that uses bio-organic techniques. This is a green and pleasant environment, where you can see spices grown using natural traditional farming methods and permaculture. Your...

Kerala Palappam & Bean to Bar Chocolate Workshops

Kerala Palappam (Syrian Christian style) Homemade Bean to Bar Chocolate workshops. ( 2 night  2 days) Residential Hands-on Cooking holiday Kindly note the Cacao beans are locally sourced organic and single origin which is carefully fermented and dried. Sugar used is...

Gourmet getaways: Cooking lessons in exotic lands all the rage

Even if Kerala cuisine is known for its excellent fish and seafood curries, the focus of the cooking sessions at The Pimenta, located at Haritha Farms in Kadalikad, is on a vegetarian and vegan fare. Hands-on cooking sessions are an integral part of the Pimenta stay...

 

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Tel: + 91 485 2260216
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Address: The Pimenta (Haritha Farms),Kadalikad Post, Kerala-686670, India.

Email: harithafarms@gmail.com
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