Lamprais….Lampreys…Lumprice…Wrapped in banana leaves

Lamprais (Lampreys/ Lumprice)


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Lamprais Lumprice

This is a Sri Lankan Dutch Burger delicacy that is very popular in Sri Lanka. It consists of the following items wrapped and baked in banana leaves. Although the original recipe includes a mixture of meats you can make it with a single meat or a vegetarian version with TVP or grilled cubed vege-burgers.

To Assemble:
Heat banana leaves to make them pliable.
Serve a rice portion on to a banana leaf that is about 20 inch square. Serve the rest of the curries around the rice. Fold the banana leaf into a rice packet, taking care not to tare the leaf.
Bake in a 350F oven for 30 minutes. Serve hot.


Seeni Sambol



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1 lb red onions, sliced finely
1/4 lb maldive fish pieces (optional)
3-4 tbsp chilli powder
a sprig of curry leaves
Rampe, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
2? cinnamon
5 cloves
5 cardamoms

5 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp tamarind pulp
2 tbsp sugar
Salt to taste

Mix the first eight ingredients together. Heat a pan with oil. Add the onion mixture. Fry till caramelized.
Next add the tamarind pulp, sugar and salt to taste.
Cook for a few minutes.


Lampries made in Class…we rolled the Banana leaves in foil for easy handling, and placed on hot grill for 10 minutes before serving.

We had a chicken and vegetable curry, Eggplant curry, meat ball, hard boiled egg and Seeni Sambal. I added coconut to the rice, rampa, cloves, curry leaves, cinnamon and turmeric.

It was a delicious lunch as you can see served with a mixed leaf salad which also included nasturtium flowers and leaves.






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