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Sri Lankan Coconut Sambol

Coconut Sambal / Sambol
Ratings 4.7 from 3 votes
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 5 min Total Time: 10 mins
Servings 5

An incredible easy Sri Lankan coconut Sambal recipe that only takes 10 mins to make and need very few ingredients. Goes well with every meal.

  • 1.5 cups Fresh shredded coconut/ grated coconut
  • 1 shallot chopped or 4 Asian shallots or 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to your taste)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice or small piece of lime (adjust to your taste)
  • 1 habanero (optional)
  1. Add chili flakes, chili powder, and salt to the mortar and pestle. pound it to make a coarse powder. Salt makes it easier to grind.
  2. Coconut Sambal / SambolThen add chopped shallots, chopped habanero, and grind to a coarse paste. Do not grind shallot/onion too much, they become bitter. (You can add the habanero first, grind it finely and then add chopped shallot and grind that too)
  3. Coconut Sambal / SambolNow add your shredded coconut to the mortar and pestle and pound again to mix.
  4. Coconut Sambal / SambolAdd lime juice and pound very well unit everything is thoroughly mixed and no white color coconut pieces left.
  5. Coconut Sambal / SambolTaste and adjust salt and lime for your taste.
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