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Vegetarian Iranian cookery class with Elahe

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Elahe in preparing a wonderful Iranian meal for her online cookery class!

Join Elahe in preparing a wonderful Iranian meal for her online cookery class! She is a wonderful teacher, chef and story-teller. She will share the secrets to traditional Iranian dishes. 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.

Elahe’s cook-along dishes will be Kashk-O Bademjan (Aubergine Kashk) and Masto Khiar (Cucumber and Yoghurt dip)

This menu is vegetarian. Allergens include: Milk, nuts.

Equipment List

  • 1 Large frying pan
  • A large flat serving dish
  • 1 potato masher
  • 1 grater
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Peeler
  • Mortar and pestle (optional)
  • Teaspoons and tablespoons
  • Small bowls

Ingredients List

  • 2 large aubergines
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves
  • 40g of walnuts (or pecans/almonds)
  • 2 tbsp Kashk (liquid whey protein available from
  • Turkish or Iranian shops, or use greek
  • yoghurt/cream cheese mixed with approximately
  • two small drops of water)
  • 1⁄2 cucumber, grated
  • 300g Greek yoghurt
  • 1 bottle of vegetable oil
  • 2 flatbreads, for serving
  • Herbs and spices:
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • Optional:
  • 10g fresh mint
  • 1 tsp saffron soaked in 1tbsp boiling water
  • Rose flowers to garnish

A message from our Chef Elahe:

“My name is Elahe and I am from Iran. Not being able to communicate was one of the biggest barriers I faced when I arrived to the UK. I was introduced to Jess through my dear daughter Parastoo and since then I have become very engaged and eager to dedicate myself to Migrateful. It has helped me to improve my confidence and self-esteem and to believe in my capabilities. I am cooking with love and passion again like in the old days.

Food is a very special thing to me – I remember as a child waking up to the smell of my grandmother’s cooking and it’s beautiful aromas as she added the ingredients in the early mornings. I would like to thank Migrateful for offering me this great opportunity to make friends, use my talents and to succeed. It is hard not to love Iranian food. Typical Iranian main dishes are combinations of rice with meat (such as lamb, chicken, or fish), vegetables (such as onions and various herbs), and nuts. Fresh green herbs are frequently used, along with fruits such as plums, pomegranate, quince, prunes, apricots, and raisins. Characteristic Iranian flavourings such as saffron, dried lime, cinnamon, and parsley are mixed and used in special dishes.”

Payments made through Paypal can take up to 48 hours to have the order confirmed. To guarantee your spot on a cookery class we recommend using a debit or credit card.

Please note, we only process refunds and ticket transfers if we are notified 7 days before the class takes place.