Sri Lankan coconut sambal is popular around the globe. Sambal was traditionally made using a rectangular grinding stone with a roller. Nowadays, it takes only a few minutes to prepare in a food processor.
2 cups freshly grated coconut
10-12 dried red chillies 1-2 small pink shallots 15-18 curry leaves
salt to taste
juice of ½ a lime
prep 30 mins
1 Place the chillies in a food processor and crush into a coarse powder.
2 Add the grated coconut, pink shallots and curry leaves, and grind to a coarse mixture.
3 Add the salt and fresh lime juice. Mix well.
4 Serve as a relish with hoppers, chapati, naan, puttu or string hoppers. It tastes delicious with just about anything!