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Pol sambol (by Nadesan from Beregala)

Although traditionally pol sambol is made using miris gala, this preparation method does not require it.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups grated coconut (using a wooden bench type coconut scraper [hiramaney]

  • 1 large onion finely sliced

  • 1 green chili, finely sliced

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded Maldive fish

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper powder

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt powder

  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons chili powder

  • Juice of 1 lime


  • Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with fingers. Serve

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Recipe source

  • Pol Sambol and Pol Mallung: A Collection of Recipes from Kitchens Across the Island by Ayseha Abdur-Rahman.

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