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Ground Onion and Chili Sambol Recipe

Ground Onion and Chili Sambol Recipe

In Sri Lanka, this simple sambol is as common as salt and pepper to Western food. It is very acidic, salty and spicy accompaniment best served with rice or any starchy staple of the native diet.

Ingredients :

12 dried chilies

1 tablespoon dried shrimps, pounded

1 onion, chopped

Lemon juice to taste

Salt to taste


Method :

Remove the seeds from the dried chilies if you prefer a less hot sambol. Using a mortar and pestle, pound the chilies and onion together. If you have a grinding stone, grind them. Blender is not advisable as a wet results is not desirable. It should be a paste. Mix in salt and lemon juice. Serve with rice or pittu.


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