The Glorious Ghee! - In Person

Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:00pm to 9:30pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on in-person cooking class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer. This class is limited to 14 students. See our registration policies here and our rules for in-person events here.


Ghee is a popular buzzword these days, touted as a superfood or as an ingredient in paleo, ketogenic, and Whole 30 diets. However, it has been an Indian staple for millennia, as a key component of a cook's pantry.  In this class, Meghna will teach you how to make ghee from scratch! We'll then use this liquid gold to make variety of dishes ranging from lentils to rice, and a few curries for good measure. 

Join Meghna and fellow students to gain deeper comprehension of the subtleties of ghee and the confidence to wield it in your own home kitchen.



Ghee—Clarified Butter

Dal—Stewed Lentils with Tamarind, with a Tadka of Ghee and Aromatics

Navrattan Korma—Mixed Vegetables, Nuts and Cream cooked in Ghee

Matar Paneer—Cheese and Pea Curry cooked in Ghee

Pulao—Spiced Basmati Rice, laced with Ghee and Saffron


This menu contains the following common allergens: Tree Nuts, Dairy. 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.


Photo by Megumi Nachev on Unsplash