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Banana Leaf Banquet

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“We wanted to create a big, sharing-style feast that people can enjoy with friends and family,” says Gopal’s Corner founder Sugen Gopal, “traditionally, we pile the food onto banana leaves and eat with our hands, using roti to scoop up all the goodness, but the dishes can be served and eaten however you like.”

The banquet includes a spring lamb kurma curry, Malaysian chicken sambal, aromatic biryani rice, flaky rotis, poppadoms and achar timun (Malaysian pickles).

“For the chicken sambal, we marinate chicken legs in ginger, garlic and spices overnight,” explains Sugen, “these are fried to seal in all the flavour, before we add our sambal and tomato chilli paste, which is packed with lemongrass, pandan leaves, and lots of other aromatics.”

Alongside the spicy chicken sambal, there’s a creamy, coconut-based, lamb kurma curry. To make it, Sugen slow-cooks British lamb shoulder until tender, before adding a blend of aromatic spices, fresh coconut and potatoes. “We make a stock with the lamb bones, which we also add to the sauce to enrich the flavour.”

To soak up the sauce, Sugen serves aromatic biryani rice flavoured with pandan leaves, and the restaurant’s renowned hand-rolled rotis. There’s also crispy poppadoms and achur timun – a sharp Malaysian pickle made by steeping shredded cabbage, cucumber, carrot and shallots in vinegar with fresh turmeric, mustard seeds and chilli.