Vegetarian Sri Lankan cookery class with Nafa - Migrateful
Vegetarian Sri Lankan cookery class with Nafa

Vegetarian Sri Lankan cookery class with Nafa


November 4


06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

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International House, London, SW9

London, GB, SW9

[6:00 pm BST] Learn the secrets of Sri Lankan cooking in Nafa’s new online cookery class!

Join Nafa in preparing two wonderful Sri Lankan dishes 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.All participants will be sent an Eventbrite confirmation email with a list of ingredients and quantities needed for the recipe, the equipment needed for the class, and a Zoom meeting link. If you do not receive the confirmation email please check your spam folder. If you are still missing information about the class please email Classes usually range from 1.5-2 hours long. The chef will then lead the group through the recipe; stopping frequently to answer questions, share anecdotes, and provide feedback on your dishes!

We are running virtual cookery classes during the COVID-19 lockdown, while we are unable to run our regular in-person events, as a way to keep connected and to support our chefs.

Nafa will teach the group how to prepare Kahabath (Coconut milk rice with turmeric) and Soya Devil

Equipment List

  • Large saucepan with a lid
  • Large bowl
  • Colander
  • Mixing bowl
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Grater

Ingredients for Kahabath

  • Basmati rice
  • Vegetable oil or butter
  • Pandan leaves (or curry leaves or bay leaves)
  • Cloves
  • Green cardamom pods
  • Cinnamon bark (or cinnamon stick)
  • Garlic paste
  • Ginger paste
  • Turmeric powder
  • Coconut milk
  • Garlic
  • Salt

Ingredients for Soya Devil

  • Dried soya chunks
  • Lemon
  • Green, yellow and red bell pepper
  • Leek (or spring onions)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Light soy sauce
  • Red hot chilli powder
  • Ginger
  • Tomato ketchup

Message from Nafa: “Hi! I’m Nafa. I am from the middle of Sri Lanka from a city called Kurunegala. We have three ethnicities in my city: Tamal, Singalese and Muslim. We all live together in this city and share 90% of the same food. My dad owned a restaurant in my city. So from the age of 10, I cooked together with my family for the guests. Everything was homemade. We never bought curry powder from the shop. We made it from scratch. It was a restaurant for locals. My father was a very good cook. From a very young age I watched my father cooking and that’s how I learnt. I love cooking Sri Lankan food. Sri Lankan cuisine has been shaped by many historical and cultural factors. Contact with foreign traders who brought new food items, cultural influences from neighbouring countries as well as the local traditions of the country’s ethnic groups have all helped shape Sri Lankan cuisine. Influences from Indian (particularly South Indian), Indonesian and Dutch cuisines are particularly evident.”

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