Mukti’s Kitchen
Mukti’s Kitchen

Mukti’s Kitchen

Vendor Biography

Welcome to Mukti’s Kitchen. I grew up in Calcutta, India and learned to cook from my mother and aunt. In 1986, I moved to the U.S. with my husband Partha to work as a biologist. In 2006, I retired from the nine-to-five routine so that I could work full-time on my dream – bringing the flavors and the benefits of Indian cooking to all New Yorkers. My family and friends have been telling me for years that my cooking is so good that I should let others try it too. Two years ago I decided they were right, and Mukti’s Kitchen was born. Mukti’s Kitchen offers cooking classes, lecture-demonstrations and catering services. I focus on Indian food, Indian cooking and healthy eating. I use authentic, modern Indian techniques, with adjustments for American kitchens and any dietary restrictions. Come to Mukti’s Kitchen to learn how to cook an entire meal or just one special dish. Let me teach you the basics of healthy Indian-style cooking, from the names and special characteristics of Indian spices, to the secrets that will give you the best flavor. And, if you’d love to serve a special Indian meal to your family or friends but don’t feel ready to cook it yourself, I’ll cater it for you! “People are intrigued by the flavors, health benefits and healing properties of Indian spices, but many Indian restaurants don’t use whole spices, and they use old oils, cream, and artificial ingredients too,” Mukti explains. “They don’t know the authentic Indian cuisine style, which is healthier, lighter and has better flavors. People who come to my class tell me their concept of Indian food has changed by taking my class.”