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:

48-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.


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


Raw Vegan Recipes for Your Post-Holidays DetoxRaw veggie rolls

  • 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, January 20 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Indian SoupsSambar Soup

  • Rasam Soup (GF): hot & sour soup with curry leaves
  • Sambar Soup (GF): vegetable soup with Indian spices
  • Green Mung Bean Soup (GF): packed with potassium, magnesium, fiber and vitamin B6, this soup will do you a lot of good!


Sunday, January 27 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Cooking with Indian MasalaMasala Dosa

Learn to master healthy cooking with masala, a super spice mix that is a staple of Indian cuisine. One of our most popular classes!

  • 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
  • Masala Tea (GF): Indian spice tea


Sunday, February 10 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Healthy, Fiber Rich DishesOrganic Brown Rice Biryani

A healthy fiber intake can improve your digestion and prevent chronic diseases. Make it happen with these 3 popular Indian dishes:

  • Palak Paneer (GF): a spinach and pan-seared vegan cheese dish full of spices
  • Bhindi Masala (GF): an okra, onion and tomato dish
  • Organic Brown Rice Biryani (GF): a staple of Indian cuisine, full of vegetables


Sunday, February 17 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Indian Lentils DishesUttapam: Vegan Indian pancake

A versatile and nutritious ingredient, lentils are a huge part of Indian cuisine. In this class, you will learn how to cook with lentils to make dishes that are rich in fiber and protein:

  • Dal Fry (GF): popular Indian lentils dish
  • Utta Pam (GF): lentil and rice pancake with fresh vegetables and chutney
  • Arya Bhavan’s black lentils dish


Sunday, March 10 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Cook Healthy with Organic FenugreekVegan fenugreek pancakes

Learn the main health benefits of organic Fenugreek, how to grow it in your home all year long and how to make 3 gluten-free recipes that have Fenugreek as their main ingredient:

  • Fenugreek Pancakes
  • Fenugreek Bread
  • A Steam-Cooked Fenugreek Dish


Sunday, March 24 |  9:30 to 11:30am


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