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Asma

Khan

Teaches her

Indian cuisine

5+ hours 13 lessons 33 recipes
Join Asma on a culinary journey to Kolkata, India and explore her favorite Indian dishes and Bengali flavors.
TEACHES HIS
Asma Khan Teaches Her Indian Cuisine

Asma

Khan

Teaches his

Indian cuisine

5+ hours 13 lessons 33 recipes
Join Asma on a culinary journey to Kolkata, India and explore her favorite Indian dishes and Bengali flavors.
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Discover the secrets to making the world's most delicious food at home. Access exclusive recipes, each broken down into digestible lessons.

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Go on culinary adventures with the world’s greatest chefs, and learn about the culture, history and personal story behind their food, before getting cooking.

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Bring Asma’s flavors home and learn the cooking techniques and dishes that have been in her family for generations.

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Stream over 5 hours of video, including a documentary that follows Asma through her home town of Kolkata to uncover her roots and influences, alongside 12 lessons that immerse you in her food.

Learn how to cook the best Indian food from the chef/owner of award winning restaurant Darjeeling Express. Master the foundations of her Kolkata cuisine and the building blocks of its flavors.

Become a better cook. Get into the kitchen with a whole new repertoire of dishes that will elevate your cooking to new heights. Recreate over 30 incredible Indian recipes at home and transform how you view spice and flavor.

Asma Khan on a culinary journey to Kolkata, India.
Chef Asma Khan cooking Railway Curry in her Kolkata kitchen
Closeup of Mutton Railway Curry

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Stream over 5 hours of video, including a documentary that follows Asma through her home town of Kolkata to uncover her roots and influences, alongside 12 lessons that immerse you in her food.

Asma Khan on a culinary journey to Kolkata, India.

Learn

Learn how to cook the best Indian food from the chef/owner of award winning restaurant Darjeeling Express. Master the foundations of her Kolkata cuisine and the building blocks of its flavors.

Chef Asma Khan cooking Railway Curry in her Kolkata kitchen

Cook

Become a better cook. Get into the kitchen with a whole new repertoire of dishes that will elevate your cooking to new heights. Recreate over 30 incredible Indian recipes at home and transform how you view spice and flavor.

Closeup of Mutton Railway Curry
TRANSFORM HOW YOU COOK

Creating Your Own Spice Blends

Learn all about masalas and how to make some of Asma’s secret spice blends. Be inspired to create your own blends – and to tell your own unique stories through these flavors.

Balancing Flavor Profiles

Asma will teach you how to balance many complex flavor profiles in simple and approachable ways. They are the type of skills that will help guide your journey as a cook.

Creating Your Own Spice Blends

Learn all about masalas and how to make some of Asma’s secret spice blends. Be inspired to create your own blends – and to tell your own unique stories through these flavors.

Making Restaurant-Quality Curries At Home

Forget about ordering takeaway, because Asma will teach you how to make the most delectable curries at home. Whether It's with meat, chicken, seafood, or vegetables, you'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about making a fantastic curry. It will be the talk of the town!

The Essentials of Indian and Bengali Cuisine

Asma will break down the fundamentals of Indian cuisine. She will teach her family’s secret recipes that are so good you'll want to learn them by heart.

Making the Perfect White Rice

Never make mushy rice again! Take your rice cooking to the next level. There’s an art to cooking rice, and Asma will reveal the methods that will help you make it perfect every time.

Recipe Inspiration

Asma will share tips and suggest ingredients that will inspire your cooking. She will help you develop a wide arsenal of recipes that will get you cooking any meal of the day, any time of the year. Follow her ideas and suggestions to a T, or modify them to make them your own!

Tadka

Asma teaches how to create a vivid flavor experience and apply heat to dried spices – a technique commonly known as tempering. It’s the ultimate way to layer flavors, blow minds, and make tongues dance.

Comfort and Confidence in Your Home Kitchen

Asma didn't learn how to cook until she was married with children. In her class, she will help you gain a new sense of freedom and confidence in your own kitchen, empowering you to cook without fear.

Developing Your Unique Cooking Style

Learn the skills, both big and small, that will form the backbone of your cooking – techniques that you'll use every day. Asma will teach you how to improvise intuitively and will give you the confidence to develop your own culinary style and identity.

Nourishing Loved Ones

Asma will help make your life in the kitchen more efficient and enjoyable. She will instill the importance of nourishing yourself and wholesomely feeding the people you love. Not only will she teach you recipes; she will show you how to cook with appreciation and joy.

Cooking Fundamentals

Asma will provide practical guidance and teach you the basics of important culinary skills, including the how, what, when, and why of each one. Learn how to master one of life’s greatest pleasures and become not only a good cook but a great one.

Spice Personalities

Learn how to analyze different spice personalities and to identify when and where their flavors change.

Balancing Flavor Profiles

Learn how to balance all types of complex flavor profiles in a simple and approachable way. These skills will guide you through your life as a cook.

Create Your Own Spice Blends

Make Kwame’s favorite secret spice blends, including his famous All-Purpose Seasoning he puts on everything! 

Restaurant-Quality Dishes At Home

Whether it’s with meat, seafood, fish, legumes, or vegetables, you’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about making fantastic restaurant-quality foods for your family.

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Asma’s CLASS

The acclaimed Indian-born chef, London restaurateur, and social activist, guides home cooks on a culinary journey through the bustling bazaars and narrow alleyways of Kolkata. In her first-ever cooking class, Asma teaches her favorite homemade recipes – from unique Bengali dishes to recipes that have been in her family for generations. Go on an adventure through her hometown, where you will meet Asma’s friends, family, and the people making a difference in West Bengal’s food scene. Learn how techniques like how to make your own spice blends, the secrets to making perfect white rice, and the proper way to create a well-balanced curry. Feed your knowledge of Indian masalas (spice blends), vegetables, and street foods as you expand your epicurean horizons and learn how to cook the foods that made Asma Khan who she is today.

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Asma teaches how to infuse saffron, blend masalas, build flavor profiles, and she even reveals her secret tips on making the ultimate homemade garam masala.

Make these flavor-packed Bengali beans, the perfect fiery side dish to the mild and floral chicken korma, or to eat any day of the week.

Add some extra excitement to your plain white rice and learn how to make this simple, straightforward, and ultra flavorful side dish. ‘Matar’ is Hindi for green peas and ‘pulao’ means pilaf, and when you put those two words together, you get ‘matar pulao’ or ‘peas pulao’ the classic and insanely popular Indian rice and peas dish. If you want to learn more about masalas (spice blends), this lesson is a must watch!

Blend your very own spice mix at home.

“Dal is something we eat every day, it’s unusual to not have dal on the dinner table,” Asma says about one of her favorite comfort foods.

Follow Asma’s tips and your white rice will never be mushy again. This lesson covers the simplest cooking method and traditional presentation of basmati rice.

Learn how to properly infuse oil with masala spices like cassia bark, cloves, cardamom pods, bay leaves. Wait for the clove to pop and you’ll know your oil is ready.

Learn how to make this delicious spin on the classic dessert rice pudding dessert. Every bite brings Asma joy and will make you want to celebrate, too.

Sandesh is one of Bengal's favorite desserts. There are many different types, but Asma likes to infuse it with saffron to give it a delicate floral flavor.

Eat your greens! Asma prepares one of the most popular paneer cheese dishes with saag, fresh winter spinach. This Indian version of creamed spinach is the perfect vegetarian side dish. It’s packed with flavor and so easy to make. While Asma uses spinach, this recipe also works great with kale, arugula, or swiss chard.

Become a cheesemaker at home and learn how to make fresh cheese with just two everyday ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

If you’re new to Indian flavors, this yellow chicken curry is a great place to start. It’s a recipe that has been in Asma’s family for generations, and never written down until now.

Cool off your palate with this refreshing cucumber salad. Pomegranates add gorgeous color and a bright pop of flavor. A great side on its own, or with the luscious chicken curry.

Asma teaches how to make India's favorite street food, Bengali-style samosas (known as singara), that are stuffed with an aloo gobi filling of cauliflower, potatoes, peanuts, and seasonings like ginger and turmeric. She pairs it with a fiery tomato chutney.

Stuff this delectable Bengali-style spiced cauliflower, potato, and peanut mash inside your samosas, or prepare it as a scrumptious side dish.

Make a perfectly balanced tomato chutney that is equal parts fiery and sweet. This dipping sauce hits all the right notes, and is ideal to douse on samosas, and pretty much everything else.

Mustard and seafood is a classic Bengali combination. Learn how to make this regional specialty with jumbo fresh tiger prawns which Asma calls “Bengali on a plate”.

An essential pantry item to always have on hand when cooking Indian food.

Make ginger into a paste and add it to all your curries, sauces, and marinades.

Garlic paste a versatile prep hack that can be incorporated whenever finely minced or grated garlic is called for in a recipe. It brings tons of flavors and a smooth consistency to every dish, especially sauces, marinades, and dressings.

Make this Bengali-style boiled rice, one of the healthiest ways to eat rice. Follow Asma’s instructions and your rice will come out perfect every time.

Learn how to make the Indian version of meat-and-potatoes as Asma teaches life-changing cooking skills like how to properly blend spices, infuse oils, and layer flavors.

Follow Asma’s tips and your white rice will never be mushy again. This lesson covers the simplest cooking method and traditional presentation of basmati rice.

Learn how to make this incredible Indian flatbread and fry it in ghee directly on the tawa, a flat griddle pan. You might want to make a double batch because we bet you can’t eat just one.

Once you make this citrusy lemon marinade, you’ll want to use it for all of your dishes.

The incredible marinade on this fish kebab is what makes this one of Asma's favorite recipes. Asma teaches how to make this flavorful dish, explains what type of fish is best to use, and reveals her mother's secret skewering, grilling tips, and butter basting tips.

This creamy marinade with yogurt and warm spices evokes flavors of India. Perfect for a stunning late-summer feast around the grill.

What's more mouthwatering than a hunk of cheese? Cheese that is marinated in a yogurt sauce, skewered, and grilled! Asma shows the wonders of paneer and how to obtain a great barbecue char, a recipe that will totally reinvent how you barbecue, and make vegetarians happy as well.

This popular smoky eggplant dip is popular throughout India. While it can be cooked in the oven or on the stovetop, Asma says the best flavor comes from when it is slowly charred in hot embers.

Shakarkandi ki chaat is a total crowd pleaser. The delicious and tangy sweet potato salad is not only healthy, but it's easy to make! This popular street food makes the perfect side dish for any meal.

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Meet your teacher chef Asma Khan

MEET YOUR TEACHER

Asma

Khan

Asma Khan is one of the UK and India’s brightest culinary stars. The owner of the famed London eatery Darjeeling Express and bestselling cookbook author of “Asma’s Indian Kitchen” teaches her favorite family recipes, inspired by her childhood in Kolkata, West Bengal. The chef, restaurateur, and activist is known for breaking barriers: She fights for gender equality and her kitchen is run entirely by South Asian immigrant women. Khan is the first British chef to be featured on Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Chef’s Table and, in 2019, was listed number 1 on Business Insider’s ranking of “100 Coolest People in Food and Drink”. Join Asma on a nostalgic culinary journey to explore the smells, flavors, and ingredients of her ancestral Bengali roots.

Meet your teacher chef Asma Khan

MEET YOUR TEACHER

Asma

Khan

Asma Khan is one of the UK and India’s brightest culinary stars. The owner of the famed London eatery Darjeeling Express and bestselling cookbook author of “Asma’s Indian Kitchen” teaches her favorite family recipes, inspired by her childhood in Kolkata, West Bengal. The chef, restaurateur, and activist is known for breaking barriers: She fights for gender equality and her kitchen is run entirely by South Asian immigrant women. Khan is the first British chef to be featured on Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Chef’s Table and, in 2019, was listed number 1 on Business Insider’s ranking of “100 Coolest People in Food and Drink”. Join Asma on a nostalgic culinary journey to explore the smells, flavors, and ingredients of her ancestral Bengali roots.

Discover Asma Khan's dishes, spice blends, and favorite family recipes.

Learn how to cook the foods that made Asma Khan who she is today. Make her favorite recipe at home. You’ll leave this class inspired and with a whole new set of culinary skills.

Asma’s Story
Documentary | India
Asma Khan’s Documentary Film
49 min

Asma Khan takes a culinary journey through the bustling streets and colorful markets of Kolkata, India to explore the nostalgic smells, flavors, and ingredients of her ancestral Bengali heritage. She chases childhood memories and meets with inspiring women, all on a quest to understand the influences behind the foods that define the chef she has become.

Get into Asma'S kitchen and learn her incredible recipes

12 lessons

Peas Pulao
32 min
Add extra excitement to your plain white rice as you learn to make this simple but flavorful side dish. ‘Matar’ is Hindi for green peas and ‘pulao’ means pilaf, and in this lesson, you’ll learn the basics of masalas (spice blends) as you make this classic and insanely popular Indian rice and peas dish.

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Saffron Chicken Korma
20 min
Asma teaches how to infuse saffron, blend masalas, build flavor profiles, and she even reveals her secret tips on making the ultimate homemade garam masala.
Matar Pulao
15 min
Add some extra excitement to your plain white rice and learn how to make this simple, straightforward, and ultra flavorful side dish. ‘Matar’ is Hindi for green peas and ‘pulao’ means pilaf, and when you put those two words together, you get ‘matar pulao’ or ‘peas pulao’ the classic and insanely popular Indian rice and peas dish. If you want to learn more about masalas (spice blends), this lesson is a must watch!
Tamarind Dal & Rice
26 min
Asma serves this lentil and rice dish in her restaurants and loves it for its complex simplicity, a sweet and sour dish with balanced flavors. 
Gur Ki Kheer – Rice Pudding with Jaggery
16 min
"It's rice pudding on steroids," Asma says about ki kheer, a traditional Indian rice pudding that uses Gulab (baby basmati rice), and jaggery (palm sugar), and is known for bringing good luck and fortune. Learn how to make this delicious spin on the classic dessert, which makes Asma think back on her fondest memories and happiest moments. Every bite brings Asma joy and will make you want to celebrate, too.
Saffron Sandesh
15 min
Sandesh is one of Bengal's favorite desserts. There are many different types, but Asma likes to infuse it with saffron to give it a delicate floral flavor.
Saag Paneer
10 min
Eat your greens! Asma prepares one of the most popular paneer cheese dishes with saag, fresh winter spinach. This Indian version of creamed spinach is the perfect vegetarian side dish. It’s packed with flavor and so easy to make. While Asma uses spinach, this recipe also works great with kale, arugula, or swiss chard.
Yellow Curry Chicken & Kachumber Salad
18 min
For the first time ever, Asma is making her family’s recipe with Middle Eastern and Persian roots. A recipe that has been cooked for generations, but never written down. She serves it with a refreshing cucumber and pomegranate salad.
Samosas & Chutney
35 min
Asma teaches how to make India's favorite street food, Bengali-style samosas (known as singara), that are stuffed with an aloo gobi filling of cauliflower, potatoes, peanuts, and seasonings like ginger and turmeric. She pairs it with a fiery tomato chutney.
Mustard Prawns
20 min
Mustard and seafood is a classic Bengali combination. Learn how to make this regional specialty with jumbo fresh tiger prawns. Asma teaches how to make a traditional turmeric and salt marinade and Bengali-style boiled rice, a method, which according to Asma, is the healthiest way to eat rice.
Railway Curry
24 min
Take a ride on the Darjeeling Express with Asma as she teaches how to make Mutton Railway Curry, a local traditional recipe with deep roots in her Bengali heritage. The story of how the Railway Curry came to be is the perfect analogy for the story of Kolkata. Learn how to make the Indian version of meat-and-potatoes as Asma teaches life-changing cooking skills like how to properly blend spices, infuse oils, and layer flavors.
Parathas
27 min
“Paratha is not just bread or something you eat, it is an emotion.” Whenever Asma thinks of home, she thinks of parathas, her favorite bread. Learn as Asma shows how to make this incredible Indian flatbread and teaches two methods of how to roll and cook it on the tawa, a flat griddle pan.
Asma’s Bengali Supper
40 min
Asma became famous worldwide for her Indian supper club in London. Now, for the first time ever, she has returned to Kolkata to cook an outdoor dinner party. She is joined by journalist and dear friend Kounteya Sinha to prepare a special menu cooked entirely on an open-fire grill. This wonderful meal includes something for everyone: skewered fish and cheese paneer marinated in a delectable yogurt sauce, smoky eggplant dip, sweet potato salad, and freshly made parathas.

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