What’s cookin’ good lookin’? If you’re looking for a break from all the heavy butter and ghee-laden food, we say sign up for a cooking class where you’ll learn to cook up some tasty fare, with minimal carbs, fats and sugar. Here are some places to get you started.

Nita Mehta Cooking Classes

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One of the city’s most celebrated chefs and an author of three cook books, Nita Mehta offers a range of cooking classes including a healthy breakfast class. Learn how to whip up multigrain wraps, oat cutlets, semolina squares, orange soya milk frappe and more. She also conducts classes on un-fried party snacks {think cucumber rolls, quesadillas, canapés, mock sushi and more}.

Where: AWWA Institute, Shankar Vihar, Airport Road; TU-9 Pitampura

Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan; Pitampura

Contact: 011 32228402, +91 9873937076 {Shankar Vihar}, 011 27343654, +91 9810092956 {Pitampura}

Price: Between INR 1,200 to INR 2,000

For more information and a full schedule of classes, click here.

Singh Cookery Class

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Run by Mrs Rajinder Singh, Singh Cookery classes have a lot of courses on offer. We’re digging their salad classes; learn to prepare salads like Channa Salad, Russian Salad, Japanese Fruit Salad, Anarkali Salad and also get a little tutorial on vegetable carving, for the perfect presentation.

Where: 5A/1 Tilak Nagar, Police Station

Nearest Metro Station: Tilak Nagar

Contact: 011 42138108, +91 8130300770

Price: INR 950 for a two day class

Find out more here.

Perfect Cookery

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We all love to have our cake and eat it too. But all that gluten isn’t doing anyone any good. Enter Perfect Cookery with their wholewheat baking classes. Learn how to bake a wholewheat apple cake, Elaichi Atta Biscuits, wholewheat brownies, wholewheat oat cake and a wholewheat coffee cake.

Where: M-28, Main Market, Greater Kailash – I

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

Contact: 011 29231713, +91 9312507387, +91 9810332606

Price: INR 2,500 for a one-day class

Find out more here.

Find them on Facebook here.

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Jain Hobby Classes

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Opt for their Baked Snacks course and they’ll teach you how to do a healthy version of calzones, paneer tikka, soya kebabs, grilled sandwiches and garlic bread. As the name suggests, everything is vegetarian {and without onion and garlic}.

Where: 14 Krishan Kunj Extension Part – I, Lane no. 3 opposite Pahalwan Dairy, Laxmi Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: Laxmi Nagar

Contact: +91 9868243918 , +91 8585920219

Find out more here.

Meenu’s Praana Kitchen

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Vegan chef Meenu Nageshwaran whips up her own almond milk, cashew butter, and uses only organic ingredients. Attend her classes and you’ll learn dairy-free versions of classic recipes you’re familiar with, along with new infusions. Her Khow Suey in particular, has gained immense popularity.

Where: Padma Centre for Soul Realisation, X-29, Lower Ground Floor, Hauz Khas

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas/Green Park

Contact: 011 42657781, 011 2657783, +91 9650650333

Price: On request