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Indian Spice Tour and Hands-on Cooking

at Mukti's Kitchen - Kensington & Parkville

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Kensington & Parkville, Brooklyn
816 Beverley Rd
Btwn E 8th & 9th Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11218
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Mukti Banerjee

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this indian cooking class:

What you'll learn in this indian cooking class:

If you’ve ever wondered where to get the best Indian spices in Brooklyn, then wonder no more. Join us for our Half-day Indian Spice Tour. During this half day class we’ll walk to nearby Bangladeshi and Pakistani stores along Coney Island, McDonald and Church Avenues. After shopping for our ingredients, with me (Mukti) as your guide, we will return to my kitchen to prepare a wonderful meal for us to enjoy as we relax and talk about our adventure.

After we cook our meal, we'll sit down and eat together, and savor the dinner as well as the spices. You'll know so much better about the qualities, quantities, and various attributes of the spices that you now can use in your own cooking. And feel happy and comfortable about it. Throughout history, spices hold an important value in Indian cuisine. It is one of the most wonderful groups of ingredients ever given to any cooks.

Anyone can use spices to cook any kind of dish, but not everyone knows how to use it to its fullest potential. Walking down the spice aisle, there a lot of powdered spices from all types of brand ranging from expensive to cheap. We might assume that maybe the one that costs the most is the best. However, the best powdered spices are the ones that we grind ourselves. In our Indian Spice Tour, we will be visiting Bangladeshi and Pakistani stores near my kitchen where you will learn how to pick out the best spices for a good price.

In this spice tour with me, I will teach you everything you need to know about spices, and you will then become a spice expert. After our spice trip and knowing more about spices, we will go back to my kitchen where everything you just learn will be put to use. We will begin with grinding spices into powdered form, and from there you will be able to smell the differences between store- bought and homemade spices. T

Then we will proceed to cook a few dishes using the spices you just ground, because freshly-ground spices bring the most flavor out of each dish. At the end of my class, we will sit down and enjoy the food we just made.

After this spice tour and cooking class, not only will you know how to cook Indian food, but you will also realize that grinding the spices at home makes every dishes more flavorful and that it is also cost-efficient.


There's a minimum of three students for the class to run. If the minimum is not met, Mukti will personally reach out to reschedule via phone or email.

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We are sorry that we cannot issue refunds for classes, but you may send someone in your place or choose another class if you cannot make it for any reason. We do require at least 48 hours of notice for us to provide credit for another class, otherwise we are left with an empty spot and not enough time to refill it off the waiting list. 

If we don't get three or more students, we will reschedule the class for another day and we will communicate with you via phone and email. If the class gets canceled for any reason we will let you know in advance. 

For snowy days, please contact us and we will let you know if the class is still being held. Thank you for understanding and cooperation.

Important: Please note that all classes are non-refundable and class cancellations made by the school and students alike are covered in the above policy.


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What type of dishes are made in the meal? Are they veg or non-veg?
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Hi there, they are mostly vegetarian may be one chicken dish.

Reviews of Classes at Mukti's Kitchen (180)

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Indian Spice Tour and Hands-on Cooking
Reviewed by jeremy r. on 1/13/2020
Mukti was full of knowledge and extremely helpful!
Indian Spice Tour and Hands-on Cooking
Reviewed by Brandon W. on 11/25/2018
Great class! A fun stroll through the neighborhood for spice shopping and learning more about how to choose / find high quality spices. Finished up with some hands on cooking at Mukti's home to prepare 3 dishes - great concepts and basis for starting to experiment at home.
Indian Spice Tour and Hands-on Cooking
Reviewed by S. ROBERT A. on 11/25/2018
Great instruction. Not too much, not too little. Great food as well. I highly recommend this course.
Indian Spice Tour and Hands-on Cooking
Reviewed by Melissa M. on 7/30/2018
This was one of the best classes I've ever taken, and I've taken a bunch (pottery, welding, glassblowing, stunt jumping, pie making etc.). Mukti is such a gracious host and her hospitality is soothing for the soul. She is knowledgeable, authentic, patient and sincere. Her food is a song in your mouth! She taught us about spices, what to look for; the stores to purchase these spices and the health benefits of many of the spices. We asked so many questions about the products in the stores and she took her time to explain everything. To quote her, "Pour your love into it and close the circle of the dish with the spice used for seasoning while cooking as a finishing touch on top-full circle." The dishes were amazing and the rice was so fluffy. I actually didn't want to leave her home- yes we were in her home! Additionally, the Indian spice company SWAD should sponsor her! In closing, this was a memorable experience (a memory) and I would give Muktiskitchen and Mukti my highest recommendation. I want to take more of her classes and am looking forward to giving this class as gifts to friends and family. It was an honor to meet such an amazing human and chef!
Indian Spice Tour and Hands-on Cooking
Reviewed by Robert P. on 6/24/2018
Very friendly and accurate description.

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Mukti's Kitchen was started in 2010, and is based out of Brooklyn, NY. We offer delicious and healthy Indian food, and a multitude of Indian cooking classes. Our classes can be designed to your particular needs and wishes. We cook and teach both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

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