Cooking with Turmeric: The King of Indian Spices

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Love flavor-rich food? Then this class is for you! A staple of Indian cuisine, Turmeric is a a flavorful super-food.

Learn the health benefits of Turmeric, how to cook with it and 3 recipes that have Turmeric as their key ingredient:

  • Cabbage and potato dish: a favorite of Arya Bhavan Restaurant customers

  • Fresh root Turmeric pickles: a healthy super snack

  • Khaman: a steam-cooked Gujarati dish for breakfast or lunch

All recipes are vegan and gluten-free but are enjoyed by non-vegans too.  

No prior knowledge of Indian cooking is needed. The class includes an instructions handout and tastings of the recipes.  Come ready to ask any questions about Indian and healthy cooking. Chef Kirti of Arya Bhavan has been doing it for 40 years and knows it all! 

Arya Bhavan is one of Chicago's oldest healthy Indian restaurants, offering a menu of authentic vegetarian, vegan, raw, gluten-free, and organic Indian dishes. Our motto is: Eat Well, Feel Well, Think Well, Heal Well!


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Kirti is a vegan/gluten-free/raw Indian Chef and the Chef of Arya Bhavan restaurant in Chicago. She enjoys being hospitable, being around people, and nurturing them with products coming fresh from the Home we all share...the Earth.

Kirti has been vegan since she was a child, of her own choosing. It’s something that came natural to her, so she believe it’s been God’s plan all along for her to do what she does.

With a background in agriculture and years of experience growing organic produce on her own land in India and the U.S., she's made it her purpose to promote healthy eating for everyone.

Kirti is constantly at work coming up with new vegan, raw and gluten-free recipes and it’s a great pleasure for her to hear people say they feel better when they eat her food

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