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 rolls, gluten-free | Arya Bhavan Chicago dish

SUN. MARCH 19 | 9:30-11:30AM


Indian Veggie Feast I

Yes, vegetables are good for you and should be a BIG part of your diet. But how do you keep your vegetables dishes varied? Our Veggie Feast classes are a good start! Learn how to make 3 tasty vegetable dishes that will satisfy your taste buds, your belly, and your health:

  • Indo-Chinese Soup: a hot & sour tasty treat to boost your immune system
  • Indian Spinach & Eggplant Dish: flavored with Indian spices
  • Tindora: a popular Indian dish based on its name-sake green vegetable and flavored with Ayurvedic spices
Undhyiu vegan dish

SUN. APRIL 16 | 9:30-11:30AM


Indian Veggie Feast II

  • Indian Vegetable Drumsticks: an anti-bacterial and detoxifying vegetable cooked with chickpea flour; the moringa vegetable contains all the vitamins, minerals and 18 of the 20 amino acids the human body needs
  • Indian Green Beans & Eggplant Dish: flavored with Indian spices
  • Chinese Okra: a great source of essential nutrients like vitamin A, potassium, manganese and fiber

Indian Veggie Feast I is NOT a requirement to take this class.

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

SUN. MAY 21 | 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 stuffed with spiced potatoes and onions, served with chutney
  • Chana Masala: a chickpeas-based, high-protein Indian dish and Arya Bhavan favorite
  • Masala Tea: Indian spice tea
vegan okra dish | Arya Bhavan Chicago dish

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


Healthy Fiber Rich Dishes

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

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

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

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Dine In Hours

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


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

25% gratuity added to bills for parties of 4 people or more

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