About

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Bio
heritage
My name is Kirna Amin and I want to teach you how to cook beautiful, authentic Indian food from the comfort of your own kitchen. I have always been an avid cook and nothing gives me more pleasure than preparing and cooking the recipes passed down from my mother and grandmother. My heritage is a mixture of Parsi and Gujarati, and this is reflected in the food we eat at home, from dhansak to dhokla, I love the variety of tastes, so different to what you would be served at your local Indian Restaurant.
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history
I recently retired from running a dental practice and started teaching a few friends to cook via zoom during the Covid lockdown. It was amazing to see the results that could be achieved with advice about ingredients, equipment and live step by step guidance. The lessons took the mystery out of Indian cooking and gave my friends the confidence to recreate the food they love.
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today
Running these lessons via zoom has meant that I now have happy friends in all corners of the world conjuring up a perfectly authentic chicken biryani! So, I hope that you enjoy the recipes and maybe sign up for class. You can opt for a one-to-one class or get a group of curry loving friends or family together for a group lesson!

Your lesson will include all the spices necessary to prepare your chosen dish.

A one-to-one lesson would make an ideal gift for the Indian food loving person in your life. If purchasing an individual lesson, I will post an authentic spice tin filled with my favourite home-blended spices as well as a gift certificate.

Latest Reviews –

Lydia
Oxford
Kirna's cooking lessons are really fun and interactive. They've been a great way to learn authentic Indian recipes at home, with input from an expert. It's really useful to see what she's cooking at the same time, and to get real-time advice; much better than simply following a recipe!
Tiina
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Rudgwick
I recently participated in Kirna’s chicken curry making lesson. Kirna’s recipe was easy to follow and her instructions were clear both before and during the class. Her style is very gentle and encouraging. Plus, the curry was absolutely amazing; I cannot wait for the Dhansak class... Highly recommended!
Victoria
London
An absolute pleasure to learn from and create something completely new. Very helpful to have live step-step guidance. Thanks for making the lesson easy to follow and lots of fun!
Anjali
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Horsham
A great afternoon learning to make Lamb Dhansak with Kirna @ Kirna's Kitchen. The recipe was easy to follow with clear explanations and helpful hints along the way from Kirna. A delicious lamb curry ready in 2hrs. It was very relaxed and such a great experience! I would thoroughly recommend doing a class!
Stine
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Copenhagen
We love cooking with Kirna. The recipes are amazing and the flavours are so authentic. Kirna makes you feel so confident in the kitchen with her homely and warm approach to teaching you how to cook.
Colin
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Horsham
What a wonderful lockdown experience! Learned to cook two Authentic Indian dishes over two lessons. As a complete novice I was skeptical about being able to produce anything vaguely resembling the recipe - I was wrong! ... Highlight for me was Kirna's Biryani and making fresh Roti! Couldn't recommend enough!
Lydia
Oxford
Kirna's cooking lessons are really fun and interactive. They've been a great way to learn authentic Indian recipes at home, with input from an expert. It's really useful to see what she's cooking at the same time, and to get real-time advice; much better than simply following a recipe!
Tiina
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Rudgwick
I recently participated in Kirna’s chicken curry making lesson. Kirna’s recipe was easy to follow and her instructions were clear both before and during the class. Her style is very gentle and encouraging. Plus, the curry was absolutely amazing; I cannot wait for the Dhansak class... Highly recommended!
Victoria
London
An absolute pleasure to learn from and create something completely new. Very helpful to have step-step guidance on video. Thanks for making the lesson easy to follow and lots of fun!
Anjali
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Horsham
A great afternoon learning to make Lamb Dhansak with Kirna @ Kirna's Kitchen. The recipe was easy to follow with clear explanations and helpful hints along the way from Kirna. A delicious lamb curry ready in 2hrs. It was very relaxed and such a great experience! I would thoroughly recommend doing a class!
Stine
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Copenhagen
We love cooking with Kirna. The recipes are amazing and the flavours are so authentic. Kirna makes you feel so confident in the kitchen with her homely and warm approach to teaching you how to cook.
Colin
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Horsham
What a wonderful lockdown experience! Learned to cook two Authentic Indian dishes over two lessons. As a complete novice I was skeptical about being able to produce anything vaguely resembling the recipe - I was wrong! ... Highlight for me was Kirna's Biryani and making fresh Roti! Couldn't recommend enough!
Preparing food & feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits.