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.
  • Registration required. 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

SUN. JUNE 5 | 9:30-11:30AM


Antioxidants Rich Dishes

Antioxidants are essential to keep our body healthy. In this class, we explore recipes that will help you up your antioxidants intake.

  • Palak Paneer: a spinach and pan-seared vegan cheese dish full of spices
  • Pau Bhaji: dish to enjoy with rice or bread, made with cauliflower, eggplant, tomato, and a wonderful mix of spices
  • Green Mung Bean Soup: packed with potassium, magnesium, fiber and vitamin B6, and of course, antioxidants

Complementary glass of mango lassi included.

vegan rolls, gluten-free | Arya Bhavan Chicago dish

SUN. JULY 10 | 9:30-11:30AM


Recipes For a Seasonal Detox You Can 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
  • Almond Broccoli Soup: detox soup to eat cold or warm, depending on the season
  • Raw Rice: black rice with avocado, vegetables and Indian spices

Complementary glass of our detoxifying Immunity Drink included.

vegan pancakes, gluten-free | Arya Bhavan Chicago dish

SUN. AUGUST 21 | 9:30-11:30AM


Cook Healthy with Fenugreek

If you’ve never heard of or cooked with Fenugreek (also known as Mehti Leaves), 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 glass of mango lassi included.

vegan pancake, gluten-free | Arya Bhavan Chicago dish

SUN. SEPTEMBER 18 | 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
  • Utta Pam: lentil and rice pancake with fresh vegetables and chutney
  • Arya Bhavan’s black lentils dish

Complementary glass of mango lassi included.

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Dine In Hours

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


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

Please call ahead to reserve a table: 773.274.5800



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