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“Mukti’s class was the perfect marriage between science and cultural cuisine. Everything was cooked from scratch, using the most fresh, organic and healthy ingredients. But most importantly- It felt like cooking with your private master chef, in the most warm and welcoming environment. Thank you, Mukti, for a great experience!”


– Noa O., September 12, 2021

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 🙂

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. 🙂 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 🙂

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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Indian Vegetarian Korma – A Great Fall Recipe

Indian Vegetarian Korma – A Great Fall Recipe

Fall is here and nothing says good healthy food like this very popular vegetarian Indian dish. This is a simple and delicious Indian recipe and a great way to put that Autumn squash you got from your local farmers' market or CSA. Squash is very tasty and is...

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Celebrate Diwali Today :-)

Celebrate Diwali Today 🙂

Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. This year, it's on Thursday, October 23. Be festive, be merry. Decorate your home, school and work place with lights. Small lights. Big lights. Anything that can lighten up and illuminate. Anything that can make the day bright...

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This is a Very Sweet Time :-)

This is a Very Sweet Time 🙂

This is really the time for sweets. Indian sweets. Bengali sweets. Punjabi sweets. Delhi sweets. Bombay sweets. You name it. The time between Durga Puja in West Bengal and East Bengal (now Bangladesh) -- in early October -- and Diwali in Punjab, Gujarat, Delhi and...

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