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.



Guilty Pleasures You Can Indulge In

  • Indian Pizza (GF)
  • Vegan Indian tacos (raw, GF) with vegan sour cream
  • Coconut Kachori (GF): a quick, easy, healthy, and tasty dessert…what more can you ask for?


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


Dishes For A Seasonal Detox You Can Truly Enjoy
raw rice

Your body should detox every season (especially after the holidays!) but “detoxing” is not something we usually look forward to. That’s about to change! These recipes will make your detox will bring lots of flavor to your detox.

All the recipes in this class include “raw” food, i.e. food prepared below 118 degrees to preserve all its enzymes, vitamins, proteins, and minerals – all the good stuff our body needs to fight inflammations and stay strong and healthy.

  • Veggie Rolls (GF): a mix of avocado, Indian spices and veggies wrapped in collard green with dipping sauce
  • Raw Rice (GF): black rice with avocado, vegetables and Indian spices
  • Chocolate Truffles (GF): the perfect treat to make your detox sweeter!


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


Vegan Cooking For Your Vitamin Boost!Aloo Gobi vegan dish

  • 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, February 25 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Traditional Indian Cooking: Rice & Soups
Organic Brown Rice Biryani

We deep dive into some of the staples of Indian cuisine…and in a world of flavors!

  • Organic Brown Rice Biryani (GF): popular Indian rice dish and great source of fiber
  • Rasam Soup (GF): hot & sour soup with curry leaves
  • Yellow Lentils Soup (GF): classic Indian soup with ginger, garlic, cumin, tomato and onion


Sunday, March 11 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Appetizer Favorites for Parties and Everyday SnacksVegan mixed basket appetizers

Spice up your parties and your everyday snacks with these tasty, traditional Indian appetizers…all made vegan, of course!

  • Samosas (GF): one of our signature dishes and the most popular Indian appetizer!
  • Vegetable Cutlets (GF): mixed vegetables and potatoes appetizers
  • Fenugreek Pakora (a great appetizer or light lunch dish)
  • Green Chutney (GF): dipping sauce for samosas and vegetable cutlets


Sunday, March 25 |  9:30 to 11:30am


Indian Lentils Dishes

A versatile and nutritious ingredient, lentils are a huge part of Indian cuisine. Learn how to cook with them.

  • 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, April 8 |  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, April 22 |  9:30 to 11:30am


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