Monday, September 22, 2014

Pol Sambol from Sri Lanka

Pol Sambol is a traditional dish from Sri Lanka. It is made with fresh coconuts and is served as an accompaniment with rice, hoppers and most of the meals. It is very simple to prepare. All ingredients are added and given a good massage. Yes the mixing has to be with hands , then only the flavours will seep in. A simple sambol, but very delicious.

Pol Sambol

1 fresh coconut

1 tsp chilly powder
1 whole red chilly
Salt to taste
Lemon juice
Grate the coconut finely.
Add the paste and mix well with hands.

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  1. Simple recipe and looks like a delicious accompaniment to rice.

  2. Very interesting recipe. Very unique.

  3. yummmilicuous :-)) it can go well with dosa / idli too I guess ! super condiment !

  4. looks yummy.,..i will try this for the other recipes i saw had dried fish in it so i kind of avoided

  5. Awesome. I always have grated coconut in the freezer. This is made today for dinner .

  6. I love this sambol and very similar to the homemade Indonesian sambol my family makes - I can gladly add this to my rice

  7. Nice side for South Indian tiffins too..