Recorded Online Cookery Class - Vegan Diwali Feast

Vegan Diwali Feast

Date and Time

07/11/2021 5:30pm - 07/12/2021 7:30pm


Fee*: £15 Standard / £7.50  Concessions**/ £3 Unwaged All proceeds help fund our community meal service which continues to provide free nutritious, tasty meals to households struggling to access food


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 recording of a live 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
  • Link to recording valid for 7 days
  • Recipe handout

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.


  • 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*: £15 Standard / £7.50  Concessions**/ £3 Unwaged 

*All proceeds help fund our community meal service which has become a critical food support service delivering 70,000 free nutritious, tasty meals per year to households struggling to access food, and is needed now more than ever by our community.

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

Thank you for supporting our fundraising programme. We hope you might also consider making a donation to our crowdfunder 'No one goes hungry 2022'  to help secure our Community Meal Service so we can provide meals to households in Hackney who need support with food.

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Refunds: we require a minimum of 24 hours' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.

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: The class will be held on Zoom. Details will be provided in your booking confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before the class. If you have not received the reminder email by 4pm the day before the class please contact us at classes@madeinhackney.orgDo check your junk mail first!

    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.