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.


Cooking with Turmeric: a SuperfoodGinger turmeric sticks

Learn the health benefits of Turmeric – the king of Indian spices – and how to cook with it through 3 recipes that have Turmeric as their key ingredient:

  • Cabbage and potato dish (GF): an Arya Bhavan’s customer favorite
  • Fresh root Turmeric pickles (GF): a healthy super snack
  • Khaman (GF): a steam-cooked Gujarati dish for breakfast or lunch


Sunday, October 21 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Homemade South Indian Dishes

Learn a trio of recipes that go very well together for a light but fulfilling meal:

  • Idli (GF): oil-free, steamed rice cakes that are a South Indian specialty
  • Sambar Soup (GF): vegetable soup with Indian spices; great companion for Idli
  • Coconut Chutney (GF): a nice dipping sauce for your Idli


Sunday, October 28 |  9:30 to 11:30am

Indian Veggie Feast – IIndian vegan soup

Yes, vegetables are good for you and should be a BIG part of your diet. But how do you keep your vegetables dishes varied? Our Veggie Feast classes are a good start! Learn how to make 3 tasty vegetable dishes that will satisfy your taste buds, your belly, and your health:

  • Indo-Chinese Soup (GF): a hot & sour tasty treat
  • Indian Spinach & Eggplant Dish (GF): flavored with Indian spices
  • Tindora (GF): a popular Indian dish based on its name-sake green vegetable and flavored with Ayurvedic spices


Sunday, November 4 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Indian Veggie Feast – II

More veggies, more ways to cook them! Indian Veggie Feast I is not a requirement to take this class.

  • Indian Vegetable Drumsticks (GF): an anti-bacterial and detoxifying vegetable cooked with chickpea flour
  • Indian Green Beans & Eggplant Dish (GF): flavored with Indian spices
  • Okra and Sweet Potato Dish (GF): a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals


Sunday, November 11 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Vegan Cooking for Your Vitamin Boost

  • Green Mung Bean Soup (GF): packed with potassium, magnesium, fiber and vitamin B6, this soup will do you a lot of good!
  • Aloo Gobi (GF): cauliflower and potato dish sauteed in Indian spices. Cauliflower is rich in vitamin C, K and B6, and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Vegan Mango Pudding (GF): with vitamin C, A, and B6, mango is an antioxidant, an immune system booster, and promotes heart and eye health


Sunday, December 2 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Healthy Desserts: Guilt Free IndulgenceVegan chocolate truffles

  • Coconut Kachori (GF): an awesome, mouthwatering recipe for coconut lovers
  • Chocolate Truffles (GF): little balls chockful of flavor…with an Indian twist and added sugar
  • Pumpkin pie (GF): an all-vegan, sugar-free variation of one of America’s most popular popular pies


Sunday, December 16 |  9:30 to 11:30am


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