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Vegan Syrian cookery class with Majeda
July 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join Majeda in preparing a wonderful Syrian dish for her online cookery class! This is your chance to learn a brand new cuisine, support an amazing cause, and eat great food.
The class will be conducted as an interactive virtual cook-along. The classes usually range from 1-2 hours long. The chef will lead the group step by step through the recipes; stopping frequently to answer questions, share anecdotes, and provide feedback on your dishes!
Before the class we will send you a list of ingredients, quantities and equipment so you can join ready to learn! Please read this carefully as there may be some recipes you need to prepare before the class. We will also send you a reminder email 3 days before the class takes place that will include the Zoom link, titled “Your upcoming online Migrateful Class”. You can also find the Zoom link on the Online Event Page, accessible through the link included in the Eventbrite reminder email.
Majeda’s cook-along dishes will be Fattoush Salad and Harrak Isbaao (lentils and pasta with tamarind and pomegranate)
This menu is vegan. Allergens include:Alliums and gluten.
- 2 Saucepans
- 2 Frying pans
- 1 Large serving dish
- 1 Knife
- 1 Cutting board
- 1 Sieve
- 1 Garlic crusher
- 1 Large bowl
- Kitchen paper (for excess oil)
- 1⁄4 lettuce (any kind of lettuce will do – Iceberg or
- Romaine suggested)
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 1⁄2 medium cucumber
- 1⁄4 red onion or 1⁄4 bunch spring onions
- 1 white onion
- 15 g parsley
- 10 g bunch dill
- 250 g fresh coriander
- 10 g fresh mint
- 6 radishes
- 1 small pomegranate
- 1 bell pepper (or 2 halves – ideally different colours)
- 1⁄2 large garlic head
- 2 flat breads (tortilla, Syrian flatbreads or pitta
- 130 ml pomegranate molasses
- 300 ml vegetable oil for deep frying
- 130 ml olive oil
- 11⁄2 tbsp vinegar (cider/apple or balsamic)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1⁄4 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp sumac
- 1 tsp dried mint
- 150g block of tamarind (or 3tbsp of
- tamarind paste or 2 tbsp of tamarind powder)
- 150g green lentils, washed (or brown lentils)
- 75g macaroni (or penne)
- 2 tbsp flour (or bread crumbs)
Message from Majeda: “Hi, I’m Majeda, a human right activist from Syria! I had been working as a children’s therapist when the war broke out in Syria in 2011. Me and my family had lived a happy and privileged life in a big house in Damascus. I organised an initiative to feed the thousands of displaced Syrians who were arriving in the capital, having had their homes bombed by the Syrian government. As a result of this activism, I was imprisoned by the regime. I eventually managed to escape Syria and now use food to continue my campaigning in exile. In December 2017, I got refugee status in the UK and my two boys have now come to join me.
I believe there is a relationship between cooking and love and that preparing a meal for the one you love, combining your skills and your feelings to create something, can convey a lot to the person: be it husband, children or friends. People usually leave my cookery classes newly politicised about the Syrian situation and delighted by our incredibly tasty food“
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