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Sri Lankan Lamprais with Yellow Rice & Tamarind Aubergine

This month’s recipe is Sri Lankan lamprais (which translates as ‘lump rice’), a meal of rice and various side dishes baked inside a banana leaf and eaten by the Burgher community of Sri Lanka. The rice is the centrepiece of the meal and is cooked with turmeric, cinnamon and lemongrass. On the side is a lamprais curry made with toasted Sri Lankan curry powder, a sweet and sour dish of deep-fried aubergine and onion in a tamarind sauce, a chilli sauce known as lunu miris and a tangy cucumber and coconut salad. Finally, we've got a speedy version of vadai, a popular snack in both Sri Lanka and India made of soaked ground lentils.

40 mins

1 hr 35 mins

2/5

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This month’s recipe is Sri Lankan lamprais (which translates as ‘lump rice’), a meal of rice and various side dishes baked inside a banana leaf and eaten by the Burgher community of Sri Lanka. The rice is the centrepiece of the meal and is cooked with turmeric, cinnamon and lemongrass. On the side is a lamprais curry made with toasted Sri Lankan curry powder, a sweet and sour dish of deep-fried aubergine and onion in a tamarind sauce, a chilli sauce known as lunu miris and a tangy cucumber and coconut salad. Finally, we've got a speedy version of vadai, a popular snack in both Sri Lanka and India made of soaked ground lentils.

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Recipe

40 mins

1 hr 35 mins

2/5

Serves

4

Effort

High Effort

Main Ingredient

Root Veg

Dietary

Vegetarian

Veggie Friendly

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Dairy Free

Dairy Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste

Fragrant

Origin

Popular Style

Indian

Country

Sri Lanka

Aubergine Spices: yellow MUSTARD, brown MUSTARD, coriander, cumin, tamarind (tamarind and cornstarch), amchur
Curry Ground Spices: coriander, cumin, chilli, basmati rice, black pepper, fennel, fenugreek, turmeric, cloves, curry leaf, cinnamon, green cardamon
Curry Whole Spices: lemongrass, kokum, cinnamon
Yellow Rice Spices: turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, green cardamon, lemongrass
Salad Spices: mint, brown MUSTARD, cumin, coriander leaf
Vadai Blend: coriander leaf, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, curry leaf, green chilli, garlic, ginger
Lunu Miris Spices: mild chilli flakes, chilli, Kashmiri chilli, cumin, oil, salt

May contain CELERY and SESAME. Allergens are listed in CAPITALS
  • 1 small butternut squash or 500g sweet potatoes
  • 1 aubergine
  • 200g spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cucumber
  • 3 medium red onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 eggs (any size)
  • 200ml full fat coconut milk
  • 100g red lentils
  • 300g basmati or standard long grain rice
  • 100g self-raising flour or gluten-free alternative
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Oil for frying (sunflower or vegetable oil is best)

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