Vegetarian Cooking

Join a group of like-minded people in the East Village to explore the art of cooking incredibly tasty and healthy food! In these classes, you will learn a variety of dishes, flavors, utensils, smells, textures, and colors to make your life better. And you'll most certainly walk away finding your kitchen a more comfortable, useful, and inspiring place, no matter who you are! This approach is based on Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old tradition of holistic medicine that comes from India. It applies to practically any style of cooking, culture, or circumstance. 


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Intro Class

These are one-session classes that introduce you to the art of making delicious easy-to-make vegetarian meals based on Ayurveda. You will gain a basic understanding of:

  • Principles of what makes food healthy or not for you.
  • An overview of how to use spices and make spice mixtures.
  • An introduction into making entrées, soups, desserts, teas, and grain dishes.
  • The secrets of making sure your food is easy to digest and assimilate.
  • Tips on applying Ayurvedic principles to any type of cuisine.
  • Resources to support you in accessing optimal food choices in the grocery store or at restaurants

Each class will combine discussion, participatory cooking demonstrations, and ends with a delicious meal for everyone!  As Ayurveda aligns health with the rhythm of the seasons, our intro cooking classes change focus seasonally.

Intro Class – Summer Menu

1) Cooling Digestive Drink
2) Sautéed Spicy Greens
3) Steamed Vegetables w/ Herbed Sauce
4) Colorful Grains
5) Almond Milk Shake (including how to make your own fresh almond milk!)
6) Stewed Apple for Morning Detox
* Classes are vegan and gluten-free friendly. Please notify us upon registering if you have this need.


Classes are generally available Monday & Wednesday from 6-9pm and Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Three hours is indicated because there is a meal afterwards and people tend to stay over that long. Classes are subject to availability. You must RSVP ahead of time. We recommend registering 1-3 weeks in advance. If someone cancels their registration within 24 hours, they may reschedule or apply the purchase value to another Bhagavat Life event or service. Bhagavat Life does not offer refunds.

All classes take place at our location: 25 1st Ave 5th Floor. Enter the building through the Bhakti Center main doors.

One Person: $100
Two People: $160 instead of $200 (20% off)
If you aleady have a voucher to attend one of our Intro To Vegetarian Cooking simply email us at to register.


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Ongoing Classes

Cooking classes that are small-group and completely hands-on! See details below for the next available series.


The Healthy Vegetarian Cooking Series


Doyou have any challenges or concerns about going vegetarian? Please bring them to the table during this 2-part series of hands-on cooking classes.


There is always a way to eat healthier whether you are a vegetarian or thinking to make a healthy transition to a vegetarian diet. Even if you don’t want to be a vegetarian but want to implement more vegetables in your diet in a way that is tasty, practical, and healthy—this series is for you.

In just two classes you will learn how to prepare at least 5 different menus, including 3 khichari menus!

Khichari is the most economical, time-saving and nutritionally sustainable one-pot meal. It is a true comfort food—nourishing, soothing and cleansing your digestive system. It works very well as a temporary mono-diet for a cleanse or jumpstart into eating healthier food.


You will learn what kind of kitchari to make when you are sick, when you are sad, when you are cleansing; for your kids or a loved one when they are under the weather, when you can’t be bothered to cook, when you come back from a long trip, when you need to regain your strength, but maybe not for dinner on a first date.


Join us for this class and find the new favorite in your kitchen!





The Healthy Vegetarian Menu - Class 1

1) Almond Crusted Cheese Sticks
2) Crandberry Raisin Chutney
3) Lentil Soup
4) Salad wth Peppery Avocado Dressing
5) Steamed Vegetables w/Dilled Coconut Sauce (yellow squash, green beans, califlower)
6) Sautéed Greens w/Sunflower Dip
7) Quinoa & Wild Rice
8) Eggless Blueberry Muffins
9) Ginger Mint Lime Drink

The Healthy Vegetarian Menu - Class 2

1) Cleanse Kitchari w/Cilantro Mint Chutney
2) Quinoa Kitchari w/Coconut Chutney
3) Simple Chana Dal Kitchari w/Toasted Papadam

With sides of: 

Rehydrating Drink
Farmer's Market Salad w/Cucumber Dressing
Almond Rose Delight

August 12th, 17th, 19th, and 24th
* Sunday classes held from 4-7pm
* Tuesday classes held from 6-9pm

*Please note the classes on the 12th and 17th are the same class, as are the 19th and 24th. 


One class - $125
Two classes - $225
Three classes - $275

* All classes are small and come with materials, a hands on cooking lesson covering 8-10 dishes, and a complete meal.



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