Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free Cooking Classes

  • Are you a raw and vegan food newbie who wants to learn how to cook healthy?
  • Are you looking to expand your gluten-free menu?
  • Are you a long-time raw and vegan foodie in search for new recipes to try?
  • Do you want to learn the secret benefits of Ayurvedic Indian spices and how to use them to make your meals healthier and tastier?

Our gluten-free and vegan cooking classes can teach you all that.


Arya Bhavan's Chef KirtiVegan by birth, Arya Bhavan’s Chef Kirti shares her passion for healthy cooking in hands-on classes where you learn 3 recipes per session and are initiated to the tricks of the trade.


“All I can say is WOW! I was absolutely blown away by the experience. Kirti has such a warm, positive spirit and energy! She’s the real deal! She taught us so many of her “secrets” learned from years of cooking her delicious food at Arya Bhavan.

I cannot wait to test out my new authentic Indian recipes equipped with the knowledge Kirti gave us. Oh and I left completely stuffed too!

– Elizabeth, cooking class student


Class Price: $50 per person (unless otherwise specified). Discounts available when registering for multiple classes.

Attendance is limited to 25 people.

Registration is required by email:

24-hour notice is requested for cancellations.

Interested in private classes for a group of 2 or more people? Call us at 773-274-5800.



All classes are held at Arya Bhavan Restaurant and include instruction handouts, a cup of Indian tea and tastings of the recipes.

Class schedule may be subject to change. Check back frequently for updates or join our mailing list to receive them by email.

(GF) means the recipe are gluten-free or can be made gluten-free and you will be taught how to do so.


Arya Bhavan’s Favorites
Masala Dosa

  • Masala Dosa (GF): thin crepe stuffed with spiced potatoes and onions, served with chutney
  • Chana Masala (GF): a chickpeas-based, high-protein Indian dish and Arya Bhavan favorite
  • Pau Bhaji (GF): popular mixed vegetables curry to eat with soft bread


Sunday, May 21st |  9:30 to 11:30am


Fun Recipes for Summer!

  • Vegan Indian tacos (raw, GF) with vegan sour creamUppma vegan Indian dish
  • Uppma (GF): gluten-free farina stir-fried with vegetables and spices, served with chutney
  • Indian watermelon juice (GF): a fresh, detox drink


Sunday, June 4th |  9:30 to 11:30am


Raw Vegan Recipes for the Summer

  • Veggie Rolls (GF): a mix of avocado, Indian spices and veggies wrapped in collard green with dipping sauce
  • Raw Zucchini Soup (GF): a soothing, flavorful detox food
  • Raw Rice (GF): black rice with avocado, vegetables and Indian spices


Sunday, June 25th |  9:30 to 11:30am


South Indian Specialties

  • Utta Pam (GF): lentil and rice pancake with fresh vegetables and chutney
  • Idli (GF): oil-free, steamed rice cakes to eat with coconut and tomato chutney
  • Sambar Soup (GF): vegetable soup with Indian spices; great companion for Idli


Sunday, July 9th |  9:30 to 11:30am


Cook Healthy with Organic Fenugreek
Vegan fenugreek pancakes

Learn the main health benefits of organic Fenugreek, how to grow it in your home all year long and how to make 4 gluten-free recipes that have Fenugreek as their main ingredient:

  • Fenugreek Pancakes
  • Fenugreek Bread
  • Fenugreek Pakora (a great appetizer or light lunch dish)
  • A Steam-Cooked Dish


Sunday, July 23rd |  9:30 to 11:30am


Email to sign up for a class (no walk-ins accepted)