Vegan Cooking Classes

Let Food Be Thy Medicine




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

DATE TBD | 9:30-11:30AM


Cooking with Indian Masala

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: thin crepe you can stuff with spiced potatoes and onions, with a side of chutney
  • Chana Masala: a chickpeas-based, high-protein Indian dish and Arya Bhavan favorite
  • Masala Tea: Indian spice tea

DATE TBD | 9:30-11:30AM


Healthy Vegan Pizza: From Crust To Cheese

Is it possible to splurge on pizza in a healthy way? Health experts agree that most pizzas out there, whether restaurant- or store-bought, are chock-full of empty calories, high in sodium, and made with heavily processed ingredients, all the way down to the crust. That includes vegan pizzas…but we’ve got the solution for you! Learn to make your own vegan pizza with nothing but healthy ingredients and then splurge to your heart’s content!

  • Super healthy vegan and gluten-free crust made with oats, cauliflower and almond flour
  • Low-sodium, home-made pizza sauce
  • Vegan cheese topping​
vegan pancake, gluten-free | Arya Bhavan Chicago dish

DATE TBD | 9:30-11:30AM


Indian Lentils Dishes

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:

  • Yellow Lentils Soup: classic Indian soup with ginger, garlic, cumin, tomato and onion
  • Utta Pam (has gluten): lentil and rice pancake with fresh vegetables and chutney
  • Arya Bhavan’s black lentils dish
sugar-free vegan cake, gluten free | Arya Bhavan Chicago dessert

DATE TBD | 9:30-11:30AM


Flavors of Fall

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

  • Opo and Potato Dish: low in saturated fat and cholesterol but high in dietary fiber, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, iron, and magnesium
  • 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
sugar-free vegan cake, gluten free | Arya Bhavan Chicago dessert

DATE TBD | 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
vegan pancakes, gluten-free | Arya Bhavan Chicago dish

DATE TBD | 9:30-11:30AM


From Simple Ingredients To Irresistible Dishes

In this class, we’ll take some simple but fundamental ingredients and learn how to create dishes that will soon become a welcome staple of your vegan diet.

  • Indian Brussels Sprouts Dish: a whole new way to cook one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat
  • Cabbage and Potato Dish: an Arya Bhavan customer favorite…cabbage and potatoes have never tasted so good!
  • Vegan Pancakes: healthy recipe with no eggs or flour

Dine In Hours


Due to the new regulations for the City of Chicago, indoor dine-in is not available at this time.

It is more important than ever to eat a healthy, balanced diets rich in nutrients.

Tired of all the cooking? Need to eat healthier without doing all the prep for it?

Weekly and monthly meal plans are available.

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