Pol Sambol ( Coconut Sambol )

In the old days pol sambol was made using the grinding stone (miris gala) or mortar and pestle.

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But now a days most of Sri Lankans do not use the grinding stone. Hence, this is my easy way of making pol sambol using a South Asian food processor. Green chilli and a touch of pepper will give a good taste to this.

Pol Sambol ( Coconut Sambol )

pol sambbol11Ingredients

1 ½ cups of grated coconut
3 read onions sliced
1 green chili sliced
1 clove garlic
1 tea spoon chili powder
¼ tea spoon ground pepper
1 tea spoon Maldive fish chips
salt and lime juice to taste


Put all the ingredients except lime juice to the food processor  with dry grinding blade.

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Grind for seconds till it get thoroughly mixed and ground.

Pol sambol 2Transfer all into a bowl. Add lime juice to taste and mix well.Pol sambol 3Serving Suggestions- Rice with Fish Ambul thiyal

Pol Sambol 4Serving Suggestions 02 – Rice, Chicken tempered and Chutney
chicken thel meal 2Making Pol Sambol with mortar and pestle.

Put onion, garlic, Maldive fish and green chillies, pound to paste.

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Add coconut, chillie powder, pepper and salt and pound till all ingredients are well ground and blended.
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Add lime to taste.

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2 thoughts on “Pol Sambol ( Coconut Sambol )

  1. Hi Anoma, Is there any way you can reconstitute commercial Desiccated Coconut into near freshly grated coconut. The packet state to add hot water but it does not work.

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