From the coconut plantations of Sri Lanka via the kitchens of northern Italy, Lankan Filling Station chef O Tama Carey brings us a cracking autumnal lunch leavened with sultry spice and characteristic flair.
"This is a delicately spiced curry dish with lots of green flavours - bay leaves, green chilli - and a light curry powder," says Carey. "This dish uses some of my favourite flavours from both Italy and Sri Lanka."
O Tama Carey's lattice-like fried eggs drowned in a creamy curry sauce are perfect for a hearty breakfast but work just as well at any time of day. Serve them topped with seeni sambol, a Sri Lankan sweet-spiced caramelised onion relish.
Hoppers are thin bowl-shaped pancakes found in Sri Lanka. Made with rice flour, they're excellent for someone with gluten intolerance and their shape makes them perfect to hold an egg and tasty curry gravy.