Vegan Bubur Lambuk is a vegan version of the traditional Malaysian rice porridge dish, usually consumed during the fasting month of Ramadan. The dish is typically made with rice, lentils, vegetables, and spices, and is often served with shredded chicken or beef.
To make a vegan version, the meat is replaced with plant-based protein such as tofu or tempeh, and sometimes with mushrooms or jackfruit to provide a meaty texture. The lentils and vegetables are cooked in a flavorful broth made with vegetable stock, and spices like cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, and cloves are added for aromatic flavor.
The porridge is typically thickened with coconut milk or soy milk, and is served hot, garnished with crispy fried onions, fresh herbs like cilantro or mint, and sometimes with a sprinkle of toasted coconut or crushed peanuts. It is a comforting and nutritious dish that can be enjoyed any time of the year, not just during Ramadan.