Cooking with Migrateful – Sudanese Chicken Dama & Chilli Sauce 

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In a nutshell

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in as host Negla shows you how to create traditional Sudanese food from scratch. You’ll learn how to make a chicken curry known as Sudanese dama – packed with vegetables and served with rice, it includes a spicy chilli sauce that will set your taste buds alight. As you cook, listen to Negla’s fascinating stories and insightful tips. 

This is one of many Migrateful cook-alongs taught by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. The London-born organisation not only helps to support the lives of these talented cooks but breaks down social and linguistic barriers, offering a glimpse into their world as they share anecdotes, traditions and culinary practices that are ingrained into their culture.

Migrateful's other virtual cooking classes include:


Why book?

  • Perfect an authentic Sudanese dama and chilli sauce
  • Connect with Sudanese refugee Negla as she recounts her story
  • Discover and taste the rich flavours of Sudanese cuisine


About the host

Born in Sudan, host Negla was taught how to cook by her grandmother, after her mother passed away when she was young. Forced to leave Sudan because of war, Negla had to cook for her family when they arrived in the UK as refugees. Her love of cooking grew over the years, and soon she was trying all sorts of different dishes, pairing her own recipes with local ingredients. Bristol-based Negla now enjoys nothing more than sharing her experience and culinary skills through her cookery classes.


Essential info


  • 90 minutes


  • Online classes are held over Zoom. You will be given the link to join prior to the class.


  • The class will be hosted in English.

Time zones

  • Please note that the start times for this virtual experience are scheduled in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Please be aware and adjust the start time to your time zone if you are not based in a country where GMT is observed.


  • If you want to amend or cancel your booking please contact and provide your Culture Trip booking reference to enable our team to assist you as quickly as possible.


What you'll need

Ingredients for the chicken/sauce:

  • 3 tbsp neutral oil
  • 1 onion
  • 300g chicken
  • 1 carrot
  • 100g green beans
  • 75g tomato puree
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Lebanese 7 spice (optional)
  • 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 Maggi cube (or chicken stock
  • cube)
  • 350ml water

For the rice:

  • 3 tbsp neutral oil
  • 150g rice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 300ml water
  • 1 tsp salt

Ingredients for Sudanese Chili Sauce:

  • 2 green chilli
  • 1 tsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1⁄2 lime (or lemon)
  • 60ml water


  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Large pot with a lid
  • A saucepan
  • A vegetable peeler
  • Bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • A food processor or a mortar and
  • Pestle

This booking is made on Culture Trip’s Terms & Conditions but please note the contract for the purchase of the experience is between you and Migrateful as per their terms.

Migrateful offer a 100% refund policy on all classes providing tickets are cancelled or exchanged up to seven days before the booked event. Unfortunately, refunds will not be offered for any cancellations within seven days of an event, as classes are prepped at least one week ahead.

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