This is an unique and simple dish from the
Lankan cuisine. Pol in Sinhala is Coconut,and
this sambol is made with scraped coconut.
￼This looks simple, but has an exotic taste when
served with any dish.
To name a few drooling combinations…
Stringhoppers,sodhi and sambol
Bread and sambol
With yellow rice, lamprais,or plain rice
With boiled tapioca
With boiled raw Jak kernels
Hoppers and pol sambol
Coconut roti and sambol
Excluding the coconut the ingredients put
together is katta sambol which is best suited
with coconut roti .
And…now for the recipe
1 cup coconut scraped
1 onion or 7-8 small onions
1/2 green chilli ( optional)
2-3 curry leaves
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp chilli powder ( can add more if you like it hot)
Two teaspoons maldive fish powder ( optional )
juice of 1 lime
Salt to taste.
Except the grated coconut, pound or blend the
ingredients to a coarse mix.
Add the coconut and mix well.
Note : As this is raw coconut it may not
retain the freshness for long .
If you want to have it longer,than a meal
sauté the sambol for 1-2 minutes .
There is another variation which I will be