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Pol Sambol
Coconut Sambol
2 cups scraped, fresh coconut or desiccated coconut (add 1/4 cup of warm water and mix well to moisten the desiccated coconut)
2 small pearl onions or shallots, sliced
1 small green chili, sliced
1 clove garlic, sliced
1-2 tsp. Hot red chili powder
1 tsp. Salt
1-2 tsp. Maldive fish (optional)
1 medium lime


- Grind or chop all ingredients except coconut, in a grinder or chopper (a mortar and pestle can also be used).

- Once the ingredients are crushed and mixed thoroughly, add the coconut.

- Continue to grind until the coconut turns evenly red and all ingredients are well mixed. (This can also be done with fingers).

- Squeeze half a lime. Mix well.

- Taste and adjust salt and lime.

- Serve with rice and curries.

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Recipe Origin: Sri Lanka
Submitted by:
Lakmali Hewa
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