Blog & Recipes

“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

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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Food, Fun, Festivity and Hinduism

Food, Fun, Festivity and Hinduism

Written by Partha Banerjee of One Final Blog _________ October is the season for our Hindu religious and social festivity. Durga Puja and Lakshmi Puja, followed by Diwali, Brother's Day, and many more. Not too many people know here in America. But it is truly a...

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Goddess Durga and Godly Food

Goddess Durga and Godly Food

Goddess Durga with her ten hands and four children are here. She rides the lion and vanquishes the Asura – the demon. We celebrate her arrival on earth.   The four-day celebration has just begun. It’s that time when in India and Bengal and wherever we are,...

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