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Sri Lankan Carrot Salad/Sambola

Sri Lankan carrot Salad/ Sambola
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 8 min Cook Time: 2 min Total Time: 10 mins
Servings 2

This delicious Sri Lankan carrot Salad/ Sambola is a must-try even if you love salads or not. Carrots have this very subtle natural sweetness. When you combine that with zesty lime juice, creamy grated coconut, some onions for the extra crunch, and that little kick from the green chili and black pepper, you got this wonderful salad that is full of flavor. Need to make it extra special? Add some Maldive fish flakes for some umami. A perfect salad with perfectly balanced flavors.

  • 1 cup Julienned carrots
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut (thawed frozen coconut is also fine)
  • 11/2 tablespoons chopped or sliced shallots/pearl onions/red pearl onion
  • 1 green chili sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maldive fish flakes/ umbalakada (non-veg, optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 wedge of lime (to your taste)
  • salt (to your taste)
  1. Sri Lankan carrot Salad/Sambola

    Peel and Julienne the carrots. They should look like small matchsticks in size. (If it’s a big batch, you can also shred them as well). Put that into a bowl.

  2. Sri Lankan carrot Salad/Sambola

    Add everything else into the carrot bowl. (You can leave it like this and mix it when you're ready to eat)

  3. Sri Lankan carrot Salad/Sambola

    mix well with your hands while slightly crushing them all together. You can just mix with a spoon too. Taste and adjust salt, pepper, and lime. (mix salt later if you’re going to serve the salad later).