Being served with sambol

Never mind if a debate is on to decide if coconut sambol is a salad or a side dish, this Sri Lankan delicacy is a winner

At first glance, it looked like the ubiquitous kandi podi (lentil powder) in an Andhra restaurant. But the coconut sambol, the popular Sri Lankan dish, contains no lentil whatsoever. A concoction of raw grated coconut, finely chopped onion, garlic, red chilli and lemon juice, sambol is an interesting and typical Sri Lankan delicacy.

During a recent visit to the island nation, we stopped at a highway restaurant en route Kandy for a buffet lunch. This is where I first spotted the sambol. Hesitantly, I sprinkled a bit on my string hopper and took a bite....................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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