Live Online Cookery Class - Vegan Diwali Feast

Vegan Diwali Feast

Date and Time

Saturday 6th November 2021

5:30pm - 7:30pm


Fee*: £20 (£10 Concessions**/ £5 Unwaged)   All funds raised go towards our community meal service providing free nutritious, tasty meals to households who need them during these challenging times. 


Zoom, details to be provided via email (usually the day before the class). Check your junk mail if need be!

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The Event

Join Made in Hackney community food service head chef Sareta Puri to celebrate the South Asian festival of lights, Diwali. Discover how to make some of Sareta’s favourite festival and party foods - pakora, tofu tikka, coconut chutney and mango burfi - and learn more about the illuminating festival.

This live interactive class will include: 

  • How to make authentic Indian festival and party foods - vegetable pakora, tofu tikka, coconut chutney and mango burfi
  • Learn about Diwali festival traditions across South Asia
  • How to make fresh, healthy versions of traditional Indian dishes
  • Benefits of plant-based foods
  • Recipe handout
  • If you live in local surplus organisation Streetbox's delivery area you can get your veggies and some extra goodies delivered for free! More info below*

About the chef: Sareta Puri

Sareta is the head chef of the Made in Hackney community food service which makes and delivers nutritious meals to people across Hackney. Sareta is a Scottish-Indian vegan chef who grew up in her dad’s kitchens where she learnt the basis of Indian home cooking. In 2015 Sareta officially moved into food, through hosting supper clubs then street food, catering, teaching and recipe development, as well as food writing. In 2021 she published her first cookbook: Plant BasedPlanet which curates recipes from around the world.


If you live in local surplus organisation Streetbox's delivery postcodes listed below and book by 5pm the Wed before the class using the promo code 'STREETBOX' you can get your veggies and some extra goodies delivered for free. You will be prompted to supply your full address when booking your ticket.

You must live in Streetbox's delivery postcodes: EC1, EC2, E1, E2, E3, E5, E8, E9, E10, E11, E15, E17, E18, E20, EN4, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N9, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N16, N17, N18, N19, N20, N21, N22, NW1, NW3, NW5


  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • 1 large pan
  • 1 medium pan
  • 1 frying pan
  • Mixing spoon
  • 3 mixing bowls
  • Serving bowls
  • 6 wooden or metal skewers*
  • Baking tray & paper
  • Blender
  • Grater or mandolin
  • Scales
  • Tablespoon and teaspoon measures

*or you can just grill the kebab pieces without skewering


  • 300g firm tofu
  • 250g plant-based yoghurt (plain or Greek style)
  • 200g selection of vegetables for the tofu tikka kebabs: choose from bell peppers, mushrooms, courgettes, red onion
  • 250g/2 medium potatoes
  • 250g/2 medium brown onions
  • 100g/1 medium carrot
  • 40g spinach, kale or savoy cabbage
  • 1 green chilli
  • 5g fresh ginger (¼ inch)
  • 5-6 fresh curry leaves (or 10-12 dried)
  • 40g fresh coriander
  • 500ml vegetable oil, to fry pakora – can also be air fried or baked
  • 10ml vegetable oil or vegan ghee
  • 150g gram flour
  • 80g finely ground oats or oat flour
  • 80g cashews or almonds*
  • 100g tinned mango pulp or pureed fresh mango
  • 10ml date syrup or sweetener (depending on how sweet the mango pulp is)
  • 60g desiccated coconut


  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1.5 teaspoons chilli powder (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or fresh garlic
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder or cinnamon powder (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ajwain (optional)
  • Sea salt

            Fee*: £20 Standard / £10 Concessions**/ £5 Unwaged 

            *All funds raised go towards our community meal service providing free nutritious, tasty meals to households who need them during these challenging times. 

            **Concessionary rate available for students, pensioners and low waged

            If you are able to donate more than this please visit

            If you are unable to donate you can register your interest in our new FREE online community classes - just drop a line to

            Refunds: we require a minimum of 7 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.

            For information: / 020 8442 4266

            Location: Zoom, details to be provided via email (usually the day before the class)

            beautiful image by @minhasjanta

            Allergen Alert
            Made In Hackney uses cereals containing gluten namely: wheat (spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats; peanuts; all other nuts; sesame; all other seeds; soybeans; celery and celeriac; mustard; sulphur dioxide/sulphites; lupin; tomatoes and other allergens in it's classes. Our food is freshly prepared in our busy cookery school kitchen that handles allergens, so we cannot guarantee that our food and drinks are allergen-free. Even in classes where these ingredients are not being used, they will be on site in our store rooms and our equipment will have previously come into contact with them. Participants attend at their own risk.