Lampara Curry
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This recipe is the meat curry for lumprais. 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.

1 lb chicken/ beef/mutton/ pork or 2 cups TVP, soaked in hot water
2 tbsp chilli powder
1 tbsp roasted curry powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
3 cardamoms
3 cloves
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
2 tbsp vinegar
3 cups thick coconut milk

1 red onion, chopped
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
A piece of rampe
1 stalk lemon grass
Sprig of curry leaves
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 inch piece of ginger, chopped

2 tbsp vegetable/coconut oil
1/4 cup of tamarind pulp
salt to taste


Cut the meat into small pieces. Add the next seven ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Heat the oil in a pan, and add the next seven ingredients. Fry till fragrant.
Next add the meat mixture and cook under low heat till the meat has cooked.
Add tamarind and cook for a couple of minutes. Add salt to taste.

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