Vegan Cooking Classes

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Vegan. Raw. Gluten-free.

  • 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 vegan cooking classes can teach you all that.


  • Learn 3 recipes per class. Instructions handout included. No prior experience required.
  • Price: $40/person. All classes held at Arya Bhavan restaurant with proper social distancing and safety precautions. Proof of vaccination required. Participants MUST WEAR A MASK.
  • Registration required. 10 ppl max per class. No walk-ins. 48-hour notice needed for cancellations.

Looking for a private cooking class for 2 people or more? Contact us at

Your Teacher

Vegan by birth, Chef Kirti is the heart of Arya Bhavan. She has always had a big passion for healthy cooking and has made it her mission to teach others how to make food that is good for the body, the mind, and the soul.


“Doctor recommended”

“As a medical doctor I am familiar with chronic illnesses and their link with diet and nutrition. I treat obesity, heart disease, and diabetes mellitus in the hospital and in the clinic every day. The best recommendation we can offer is always prevention. In fact, the earliest intervention I often offer is lifestyle modification. Eating healthy food and getting proper nutrition is key, but having knowledge of food and culinary expertise is important to prepare tasty and healthy food. Fortunately, I discovered cooking classes at Arya Bhavan! Since I have been eating Kirti’s delicious meals, I FEEL healthier and have more energy.”

Alberto Degiovanni, M.D.

“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!”


Upcoming Classes

vegan rolls, gluten-free | Arya Bhavan Chicago dish

SUN. SEPTEMBER 12 | 9:30-11:30AM


Recipes for a Seasonal Detox You Can Truly Enjoy

Your body should detox every season 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: a mix of avocado, Indian spices and veggies wrapped in collard green with dipping sauce
  • Raw Rice: black rice with avocado, vegetables and Indian spices
  • Chocolate Truffles: the perfect treat to make your detox sweeter!

Complementary Mango Lassi included.

vegan pancakes, gluten-free | Arya Bhavan Chicago dish

SUN. OCTOBER 17 | 9:30-11:30AM


Cook Healthy with Organic Fenugreek

If you’ve never heard of or cooked with Fenugreek, you’ve been missing out on a LOT of flavor and health benefits! We’ll learn the many ways Fenugreek is good for you, 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

Complementary cup of Indian masala tea included.

vegan Masala Dosa, gluten-free | Arya Bhavan Chicago dish

SUN. NOVEMBER 7 | 9:30-11:30AM


Flavors of Fall

Embrace the beauty of the fall season by putting its flavors on your table through healthy recipes.

  • Undhiyu: rich sweet potato, potato, tomato, eggplant, and peas dish from the Gujarati region of India
  • Okra and Sweet Potato Dish: rich in antioxidants, iron, calcium, vitamin C, B and K1
  • Vegan Indian Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie: get all the flavor and nutrients of pumpkin without the not-so-healthy ingredients that don’t really serve your body

Complementary cup of Indian masala tea included.

ayurvedic vegan soup

SUN. DECEMBER 12 | 9:30-11:30AM


Ayurvedic Soups

Help your body fight the winter blues with homemade Indian soups that boost the immune system.

  • Rasam Soup: hot & sour soup with curry
  • Indian Energy Soup: sundried vegetables soup flavored with Ayurvedic Indian spices, good for your health
  • Yellow Lentils Soup: classic Indian soup with ginger, garlic, cumin, tomato and onion

Complementary cup of Indian masala tea included.

Register For Classes

Please note: Cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours before the start of the class.


We are now requiring proof of vaccination for our classes (to be checked at the door). We respect everyone’s decision to get or not get vaccinated. However, given the current situation, we’ve had to make this difficult decision in order to protect the health of our staff and patrons. We want to keep our restaurant a safe place for all.

Participants must wear a mask at all times while inside the restaurant. Those who don’t comply will be asked to leave.


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Dine In Hours

Fri: 5:00 - 9:00pm

Sat-Sun: 12:00 - 9:00pm

Please call ahead to reserve a table: 773.274.5800


Parties of no more than 6 people

Mask-wearing required inside while not eating


Delivery & Takeout Hours

Mon & Wed-Fri: 5:00 - 9:00pm


Sat-Sun: 12:00 - 9:00pm

North: Evanston & Skokie ($35 min. for Skokie)
West: Cicero Avenue ($20 min.)
South: Armitage Avenue ($20 min.)
East: Lake Michigan ($20 min.)

Established in 1998, Arya Bhavan is one of the top vegan and gluten-free restaurants in Chicago, also offering a growing selection of raw dishes.

Our menu has been designed for health-conscious Chicagoans who want to enjoy authentic Indian and fusion cuisine without having to sacrifice the desire (and need) for healthy vegan, gluten-free, and raw food.

Our dishes are made with healthy ingredients and feature a careful balance of necessary nutrients for mind/body wellness.



2508 West Devon Avenue

Chicago, IL 60659