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SSI’s Community Kitchen was the scene of a colourful celebration in July, as people from all faiths and backgrounds celebrated Eid al-Fitr over a meal.

The festivities marked the end of Ramadan – an Islamic holy month where adherents to the religion fast from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is also a time of spiritual reflection, doing good for others, and rejuvenation of religion.

SSI volunteers celebrate Eid al-fitr with asylum seekers and refugees
SSI volunteers serve food at the Eid al-Fitr celebration.

Muslim and non-Muslim people alike gathered at Community Kitchen to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with food, music, dancing and activities.

Children were treated to face painting and craft activities, while older attendees enjoyed calligraphy, self-portraits, photography installations, and henna.

The community meal was a wonderful way to mark the important religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr, and one of the most memorable dishes on the menu was a Middle Eastern milk pudding cooked up by regular participants at the Friendship Garden.

Pudding 550 min

Milk pudding

Ingredients

2L of milk

9 tablespoons sugar

9 tablespoons corn flour

3 tablespoons rose water

Cinnamon to taste

Method

  1. Combine the milk and sugar in a large saucepan bring to the boil.
  2. Add the corn flour and stir over a medium heat until the mixture is a gelatinous texture.
  3. Add the rose water and continue to stir until combined.
  4. Serve the pudding and sprinkle cinnamon on top. It can be eaten warm or chilled.

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