Date posted: 27/09/2022

Pol sambol

This coconut-based side dish is well-known among Sri Lankans and is used for every day part. An essential part of a Sri Lankan curry banquet!

  • Serves 5
  • Timing: 10 mins
Votes: 1 Average: 5


Garam masala 20g
Medium desiccated coconut 300g
Lime (loose, chilled) 2 pieces
Red chillies (chilled) 80g
Red onion (chilled) 30g


  1. Soak the desiccated coconut into 120ml of water for 20 minutes, and then squeeze all excess water out.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to a food processor except the chopped chilli, and blend until it is finely chopped.
  3. Stir through the chopped chilli and store it chilled until you need it.
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