Indian Classics: Breads and Curry

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Zoom Meeting Online PDT
San Francisco, CA 94110
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This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our event policies at the bottom of this webpage.

Indian curries and breads are a fan favorite, but cooking them can be intimidating. This class in an introduction to a classic curry and a bread from scratch. We will be learning to make the iconic roti/chapati which is the most common bread and eaten on a daily basis in India. It is a healthy bread that comes together in a flash; it celebrates simplicity while being delicious. As an indulgent add on, we will make poori: a fried decadent version of the same dough.

This class is just the start of a theme we plan to revisit with other breads in the future, so stay tuned! 



Karahi Chicken—Spicy Chicken Curry with Tomato and Ginger

Roti—Whole Wheat Flatbread

Poori—Whole Wheat Fried Flatbread

Cucumber Raita—Yogurt with Cucumber


Equipment and Ingredient List for this class is available here (click to view).

This menu contains the following common allergens: Dairy, Wheat. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail before purchasing a ticket.


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Through her company, Crimson Kitchen, Meghna Agarwal teaches Indian cooking classes, caters parties, runs her private chef business, and occasionally feeds the hungry souls of San Francisco’s numerous startups. When asked about her culinary background, Meghna notes with a smile that she comes from a culture that has been focused on food for the past five thousand years! With a heritage of food as the epicenter of most occasions, she is driven to find and replicate the countless traditional tastes of India – from Mumbai’s modern restaurants to the street food of tiny villages.

Meghna regularly visits India, where she works with Indian restaurateurs and chefs to keep abreast of their evolving cuisine. Upon return to her San Francisco kitchen, she infuses the latest trends with ancient traditions and techniques to pass along to her students. Meghna can now be found  teaching cooking classes in collaboration with 18 Reasons, San Francisco Cooking School, The Civic Kitchen and her own company Crimson Kitchen. You can find more information on her at or follow her food journey on instagram @crimsonkitchen.


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