South Indian Delights - In Person

Thursday, January 13, 2022 6:00pm to 9:30pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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12 slots available


A hands-on in-person cooking class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer. This class is limited to 12 students. See our registration policies here and our rules for in-person events here.

With the start of a new year, many of us are recovering from the indulgent holiday season with an eye for flavorful, nutritious meals. This menu checks of all these boxes while taking you on a trip to Southern India, focusing on key ingredients: fish, coconut, and tamarind, and classic dishes. Meghna will start class with an in-depth conversation on spices, then we'll cook together to make a vibrant meal that will brighten our January evening.



South Indian Fish Curry—Firm white fish in a spicy coconut and tamarind sauce.

Green Beans with Coconut—Crunchy green beans tempered with mustard seeds and topped with coconut.

Lemon Rice—A quintessential South Indian rice dish with lemon, curry leaves and mustard.


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

Let’s Cook Together! 


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.