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“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

Authentic Diwali & Dusserah Festival Recipe

Authentic Diwali & Dusserah Festival Recipe

October and November are two of the most festive months in the Hindu calendar. Dusserah is observed on the tenth day of the autumn lunar calendar when after a four-day celebration (or puja) of Goddess Durga, devotees bid her adieu. Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and...

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A Kind, Benevolent Mother

A Kind, Benevolent Mother

Dear Friends, Mother's day is this Sunday May 10th. I wanted to share a little about my mother and what she meant to me and my family. My mother seemed like a normal Indian mother, but if you knew her heart you would know she was beyond compare. Her name was Renuka,...

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3 Spices To Help You Through Allergy Season

3 Spices To Help You Through Allergy Season

There's nothing like the beginning of Spring. After this past Winter the warmer air and sunshine is as welcomed as a childhood friend visiting after many years apart. While most of us enjoy the nicer weather there are some who dread what else it brings, seasonal...

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Wonderful India, As I See It Now :-)

Wonderful India, As I See It Now ๐Ÿ™‚

Dear Friends: I am in India now, and enjoying every minute of it. Next week, I'm returning to New York, with new cooking recipes, new ideas, and new energy. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is hard to describe India in one or two short articles. India is a very beautiful, but complex country....

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A Dream Dinner Abroad

A Dream Dinner Abroad

If you could have dinner in another country, where would it be? My dream dinner abroad -- it would have to be Rome, Italy or maybe even Paris, France since I don't believe Indian food is as popular in those regions. I would consider England, but the Brits, they know...

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Annual Trip to India

Annual Trip to India

My dear friends, The time has come once again for my annual trip back home to India. I always make an effort to return home to learn new dishes and techniques to bring back and show my students. I also feel like going home recharges and rejuvenates my mind and spirit....

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Happy New Year from Mukti’s Kitchen

Happy New Year from Mukti’s Kitchen

Happy New Year to all my friends, students, supporters and sympathizers. You have made a difference, and Mukti's Kitchen a big success in 2014. Thank you so much. I'm suggesting a quick recipe here, given it is now getting really cold, and we need to do all we...

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Fight the Flu with Indian Food — Part 1

Fight the Flu with Indian Food — Part 1

Indian food has some very special spices that are known for their health properties. And if you know how to use them in the best possible way, you can stay healthy, and fight off many seasonal illnesses. Come this winter and come this flu season, you can try a couple...

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Squash the Thanksgiving Myth :-)

Squash the Thanksgiving Myth ๐Ÿ™‚

It's a fun title.  No, I am not advocating squashing the Thanksgiving celebration. In fact, I am encouraging you to celebrate it with full dignity and honor. I'm only using the word squash as pun. Squash the Thanksgiving Myth: I'm asking you to get out of the...

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