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Vegetarian Nepalese cookery class with Urmila

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the secrets of Nepalese cooking with Chef Urmila in her online cookery class!

Join Chef Urmila in preparing a wonderful Nepalese meal 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. We will also include the zoom link in the Eventbrite Order Confirmation email.

Urmila’s cook-along dishes will be Egg Curry and Aloo Achar.

This menu is Vegetarian. Allergens include: sesame seeds, eggs.

Equipment List

  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 large pot with lid
  • 2 frying pans
  • Food processor or blender
  • 1 knife
  • 1 cutting board
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 colander

Ingredients List

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 0.5 in. of ginger (optional)
  • 1 1⁄2 onions
  • 1 spring onion
  • 3 medium red tomatoes
  • Handful of frozen peas
  • 3-4 green finger chillies
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1⁄4 cucumber
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 mooli or 1 parsnip
  • 200g green peas
  • 2 lemons
  • 100g of sesame seeds
  • 60g fresh coriander
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp garam masala
  • 3⁄4 tsp kasmiri powder (optional)
  • 1⁄2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1⁄2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp turmeric powder

Message from Urmila:

“My name is Urmila Nagarkoti. I’m from Nepal. I grew up in a very small beautiful mountain village called Dahapokhari close to Kathmandu. Some people from my village are very wealthy and others are very poor. I come from a very poor family. We often struggled to have enough food and clothes to wear. Even though we had nothing we were very happy. We didn’t have enough money to go anywhere so we just stayed in our village. When I was older I went to the capital city of Kathmandu to look for work. I got a job and managed to save money to give to my family. They were so happy. First I went to Bahrain then I arrived in London. I have a working permit here. I want to earn money to send back to my family in Nepal. I really love London. I love cooking. I learnt how to cook from my mother, she is an incredible cook. What is difficult is not being able to speak English. But I am a fast learner, already my English is a lot better. My favourite food is potato, chickpeas and coriander curry. Cooking is my passion. I really miss my family and I also feel the pressure to earn money for them. I am lucky to be here. But it’s hard.”


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 that we only process refunds and ticket transfers if we are notified 7 days before the class takes place. No changes are allowed if the class is missed. When you register for this event, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. If you are not able to attend the class, you can pass on your tickets so someone else can attend on your behalf.

We require a minimum of 6 participants to run this class and reserve the right to cancel it due to insufficient enrolment. If this occurs, we will, at your convenience, transfer you to another class of your choice of the same value. If this option does not suit you, you will have the choice to receive either a gift voucher for the class or a full refund. In the case of insufficient enrolment, we will inform you at least 6 days before the class.

^ Picture kindly shot by participant @huckleberrybooksandbaking during Urmila’s online class