Eating Better

Refugee-led Sri Lankan Cookery class with Migrateful


The Coexist Community Kitchen, Mivart Street Studios, Unit 10 Epstein Building, Bristol, BS5 6JF

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A sample menu of the dishes that will be taught include:

* Katharikai Puli Curry (Aubergine Curry) | Vegan; Mustard
* Manjal Soru (Yellow Rice) | Vegan; None
* Pachai Koli Curry (Chicken with curry leaves) | Meat (Chicken); Mustard
* Aviththa Muttai Poriyl (Fried Boiled Eggs) | Vegetarian; Eggs
* Cooni Eral Sambal (Belecan/Prawn Sambal) | Prawns; Crustaceans
* Ponnanganni Kerai (Ponnanganni or Kale Green Side) | Vegan; None

This menu caters to both vegetarians and those who eat meat (chicken) and prawns. Allergens include: mustard, eggs, crustaceans.

A message from our Chef Kule:

“My name is Kule, and I am from the central part of Sri Lanka.

I moved to the UK in 2003. Most of the time I was relying on take-away and supermarket ready-made food. I was always craving for the flavours that I had in my childhood, especially my mother’s cooking. Ten years later, I was desperate to have these flavours back and called my mum to share her recipes. My mum taught me her secret chicken curry recipe. It was delicious, as good as my mum’s cooking. Ever since, I have tried different recipes and started loving cooking. It became my stress buster!

I cook for my friends’ parties, and they have always loved it. So, I started cooking in bulk for big gatherings. Aside from that, I also enjoy volunteering cooking for different charities around Bristol and love connecting with new people, learning about different cultures and traditions. Migrateful shaped me to become not just an intuitive cook, but now also an organized chef. I love engaging with everyone during classes- learning from different cultures, languages and traditions. I enjoy every moment of it.”

Migrateful is an award-winning charity & social enterprise supporting asylum seekers, refugees & migrants in their journey to integration & independence through preparing them to lead cookery classes in their native cuisine. As well as London, Brighton & Kent.

Migrateful runs classes in Bristol led by seven different chefs and hosted at Cooking It, Coexist Kitchen and St Werburghs. Cuisines include Sri Lankan, Ghanaian, Sudanese and Nigerian.

£35 + booking fee.

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