Ramadan celebration with dishes from Uzbekistan (community class)

  Wednesday 20 May 2020

  10:00 am  - 1:00 pm

uzbek dumplingsThis fun community class will extend your cookery repertoire into exciting new terrain as we explore the dishes typical of celebrations for Ramadan in Uzbekistan and beyond.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. During this time, people typically fast during daylight hours, and those who are not fasting will prepare food for those who do. The celebration of Eid al-Fitr, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, marks the end of Ramadan and often includes community meals and feasts.

Our cookery leader Nigora is kindly donating her time and ingredients to mark this tradition, showing participants how to make:

  • Mastava – Rice soup
  • Manti – Uzbek dumplings
  • Tvorojniy – Russian cheese pie

Keen cook and baker Nigora, grew up learning these dishes from her mother and grandmother in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She loves to share her joy for cooking with others, and particularly to bring Uzbek food to new people, showcasing how it is influenced by many cultures from China to Turkey to Russia or even Korea.

What previous participants said about Nigora’s classes: “Learning about how people eat in Uzbekistan – it was so, so interesting. The food was perfect.” “Four very different courses, all delicious, a well-planned menu. Want to recreate the dishes at home.” “Loved everything and Nigora is very professional.” “The atmosphere – lovely and friendly. Informative. Will try some of the dishes at home.”

Dietary information: The menu for this class contains meat and dairy, but can be adapted for vegetarian diets, this must be specified when booking. For any allergies or dietary requirements please contact us to discuss before booking.

Booking instructions

Places on this class cost just £10 and will be prioritised for people who:

  • Live in Brighton & Hove and are in receipt of a means tested benefit
  • We also recognize some people working, studying or otherwise are also on a low income, please tell us more on your application form
  • Other applications will be considered if there are spaces available after those meeting the above criteria.
  • Please note we are sadly unable to offer places to anyone who needs high levels of support to participate, we do offer other cookery activities which may be appropriate – please see our community courses for the latest offers.

Please complete the online form below, or download and complete an application form if you are interested in attending the class. Call us on 01273 234810 if you need a paper copy of this form.

Payments can be made by BACS or in cash at our offices. The Community Kitchen, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG (open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

See our COVID-19 update regarding Community Kitchen activities here.

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113 Queens Rd
Brighton BN1 3XG

Ramadan celebration with dishes from Uzbekistan (community class)

113 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XG, UK

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