To add income during the pandemic, many chefs have taken to conducting virtual cooking classes. But now, with restaurant occupancy in New York City up to 35 percent, the chef Binder Saini will teach small groups in person in his East Village restaurant, Veeray da Dhaba. The subject, during Saturday and Sunday hourlong sessions every other week will be chaat, an almost infinitely variable street food snack, and chai. Different types of chaat will be taught throughout the series. To comply with safety protocols, Mr. Saini will conduct the class in the dining room. Participants will be seated at well-spaced tables, 35 percent capacity, with the ingredients for preparing the dish at each table.
Chaat & Chai classes, $35 each session, starting Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.; reservations, 212-777-1420; Veeray da Dhaba, 222 First Avenue (14th Street), veeraydadhaba.com.