Cabbage and coconut sambol
(Sri Lankan gova mallum).
A healthy dish made in 20 minutes.
Vegan, vegetarian, low-carb, gluten-free.
With just five ingredients and 20 minutes of preparation, you can easily make this Cabbage and coconut sambol as a side dish to any of your main meals.
It’s cooked with the least amount of heat and cooking time, making it an almost raw dish.
Want more dishes with Cabbage?
Then, you might find my spicy cabbage stir-fry to your liking.
It’s my number one popular recipe on the blog, people do like their cabbage, especially when it can be done into variations using different types of cooking methods as well as raw.
What can I serve this Cabbage
and coconut sambol(gova mallum)
Ideally, this dish is preferable with rice or in Buddha bowls with your favorite combination of vegetables.
And if you love raw food this versatile Coconut sambol is perfect for you for any meal.
Kitchen equipment and utensils needed
to make Cabbage and coconut sambol.
Knife and chopping board, skillet or frying pan to make the sambol.
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Cabbage and Coconut sambol(Sri Lankan).
Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.
Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
4-5 tablespoons of oil
3-4 curry leaves
1-2 large Onion finely sliced
3 garlic pods cut into fine slivers
1/4 Turmeric powder
A small piece of Cinnamon
1/2 a head or 400-500g Cabbage
2 green chillies cut
1 cup freshly grated coconut
Slice the Cabbage, Onions and Garlic separately.
Place a pan over medium heat, pour the oil and leave it to heat for a few seconds.
Add the curry leaves, followed by Onions, Garlic, Cinnamon, Turmeric and gently leave it to temper until they soften which will take about 2 minutes.
Add the Sliced Cabbage, Salt to taste and mix in with the tempered ingredients while letting it wilt over the heat for another 2-5 minutes depending on how soft you want the Cabbages to be.
Gradually mix in the Coconut and green chillies, mix everything well and cook for another minute.
Add Salt and a dash of lime if necessary, remove from heat and you are done.
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