May 19, 2023

Cooking Class: Ayurvedic Cooking for Summer - An Indian Street Food Experience

Ayurvedic Cooking for Summer -  An Indian Street Food Experience

Cooking class in North Stonington, CT hosted in partnership with Rachna Tewari of Swasthyam Wellness

Join an Indian street food experience! Learn to cook a spicy, tangy, salty, and sweet tasting popular savory Indian street food Chaat & Aam Ka Panna, a Mango based refreshing Indian summer drink.  This class will be educational & empowering people by not just teaching them how to make the proposed dishes, but teaching about the science of Ayurvedic cooking with focus on tastes for the summer and learning about the properties of the ingredients. 

Chaat, the quintessential word to describe the Indian street food, means “to lick” or “to taste”. It originated in northern India and is now popular throughout the world. It is more than the Indian street food, it is a combination of tastes & texture in your mouth, an edible art form, an emotional expression and can be made into a balanced ayurvedic meal if cooked mindfully using the perfect spices & tastes for the right season.

The class will consist of… 

  • Introduction to Ayurvedic cooking with special emphasis on tastes for the summer season & Ayurvedic properties of ingredients
  • A brief history of origin of chaat 
  • Cooking the meal together (Chaat + Aam Ka Panna) 
  • Dinner

Cooking Class Menu 


  • Rachna will be showcasing variations of this classic Indian dish!
  • Aloo Tikki - Spice infused mashed potatoes patties
  • Boiled flavourful Lentil Curry Base for the Chaat


  • Sweet and tangy Date and Tamarind Chutney
  • Salty and spicy Green Cilantro Mint Chutney

Aam Ka Panna - North Indian Special Summer Drink, Spiced Raw Mango


Friday, May 19th, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Farmtrue Marketplace - We'll be using our commercial kitchen and can't wait to give you a tour!

$95 per person; please register below or on the product page here.

We’ll limit this class to 12 people, but need an minimum of 5 people to execute.


About Rachna Tewari, Founder of Swasthyam Wellness

Rachna, originally from India, began her wellness journey at the age of fifteen when her father, her first guru, enrolled her for a camp at the Bihar School of Yoga. This experience ignited a special love for yoga and led her into a lifelong journey to understand not only the foundations of yoga but also its essential preventative and curative role in holistic health.  After several years of developing a consistent yoga practice, Rachna became a certified teacher to share her passion for yoga. She has completed numerous training courses in both the US and India.  Her holistic path to achieve harmony between the mind and body led her to the study of Ayurveda, a 5,000 year old holistic health care system from India, which uses diet, daily/seasonal rituals, herbs, and body work as treatment. She is a certified Ayurvedic wellness coach and also currently completing a Doctoral program in Ayurveda. Rachna appreciates all her teachers for their love, support, and knowledge.  For Rachna, frequently traveling to India and spending time with master teachers is an essential component of her growth as a wellness practitioner.  

She currently lives in Southeastern Connecticut with her family. In her free time she loves to cook, entertain, and make fresh spices, and she is also passionate about the ancient art of Indian textiles, and loves to collect sarees.  She looks forward to sharing the transformative and empowering wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda with her community.  Namaste.

Cancellation Policy and Information

This class needs at least 5 participants to be executed. Registration fee is due upon sign up and if the class has to be canceled due to lack of participation, registrants will be personally contacted and refunded the registration fee.