Welcome to My Kitchen

“I participated in two of Mukti’s zoom classes on vegetarian Indian cooking. They were wonderful, so helpful to me during this pandemic.”

– Judith B. Google reviewer

“Mukti’s class is the real deal! It has brought me so much joy this past week cooking with and for my family and friends…”

– Marcus S., Yelp reviewer

“My wife and I weren’t sure exactly what to expect during our first-ever video cooking class via Zoom, but it far surpassed expectations…”

– Mike Berg, Google reviewer

My Story

The Best Indian Cooking in NYC

Welcome to Mukti’s Kitchen.

Come join me and learn to prepare healthy and delicious Indian food in my hands-on cooking classes. My classes are fun and interactive and bring you the essence of India through fabulous foods, friendship and conversation. But don’t take my word for it. Read the reviews and testimonials from my students.

I am also available to cater your next unforgettable event. Just head to the contact page and let me know how I can be of service to you and your guests.

On the blog you’ll find the latest updates from my classes and interesting facts about my life as an Indian chef in Brooklyn. I also post recipes of the many dishes I teach in my class. Try them at home and please share your experience in the comments.


Butter Chicken and Paratha

Learn to make this mouthwatering dish made of tender chunks of chicken in a creamy curry sauce served with traditional paratha flatbread.


Vegan & Gluten-Free

Indian Dishes

In this class we create vegan versions of authentic Indian dishes with zero oil, salt, or sugar. Perfect for people on a special diet.


Authentic Indian Vegetarian

Master vegetarian cooking as I explain step-by-step the nuances of using diverse spices in a wonderful balance of taste and aroma.

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Mukti’s Blog & Recipes


A Kind Kolkata We Know

A Kind Kolkata We Know

We grew up in this city. We were born in this city. And this city – Kolkata -- was known as Calcutta for a long time because British colonial rulers could not pronounce it properly. And they imposed it on us, just the same way they imposed their way of thinking on us. They made us believe that we are not able, or worthy, to take care of ourselves, and that we needed their help to run the country. Meanwhile, they destroyed Bengal’s economy, and turned one of the richest places in the world into...

We Brought Rain With Us

We Brought Rain With Us

Last week, after a very long fourteen-hour flight from New York to Delhi and then after a five-hour halt in Delhi, another two hours of flying, we landed in Kolkata. This is the city we grew up in, and every time we come here, it brings a deep joyful sense of homecoming. Only problem is, this time we came in early summer, and thanks to global warming and climate change, it’s already near 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, in Delhi, it was 110. People here were literally burning out, and they...

Valentine’s Day, Indian Style

Valentine’s Day, Indian Style

Valentine’s Day, Indian StyleMukti Banerjee, muktiskitchen.com Today, it’s very Americanized when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day. Thanks to Indian and multinational corporate media, every American thing is glorified across India, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. American food such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and KFC are now fancy items on Indian dinner tables, and even our own families and friends would not pay attention to us warning them about the junk food culture. When educated,...

What People Are Saying


“Mukti's Class Was Amazing”

"She invites you into her home and you are treated as family as you learn multiple authentic Indian recipes. It is great hands-on learning..."

-Ken L.

“I love Mukti's classes & expertise”

"Chef Mukti does a masterful job of teaching us online as she does in home..."

- Judith B.


“I had an amazing experience”

"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she taught the entire class over Zoom, with three cameras that showed every step of the preparation. "

-Michael Y.

“We were not disappointed!”

"Mukti taught us the main spices used in Indian cuisine, showed us how to properly toast, combine, and grind them..."

-Erica C.

More 5 Star Reviews


For more that 10 years I have had the honor and pleasure of teaching hundreds of people, just like you, to cook the most wonderful Indian food. They have been generous enough to leave many fine reviews that I share with you now.

Mukti's Kitchen reviews on Google
Mukti's Kitchen reviews on Google
Mukti's Kitchen reviews on Google
Mukti's Kitchen reviews on Google
Mukti's Kitchen reviews on Google