Spicy green chilli-onion-tomato sambol.
The easiest Sri Lankan salad you’ll ever make and a wonderful rice puller for your meals.
This is one of those dishes that come together without a recipe(I promise there is a reason to add such a simple dish).
All you need is your cutting board and a bowl to make this spicy Sri Lankan salad.
Spicy Onion and tomato salad.
If there were two ingredients that I constantly use a lot, they have to be, onions and tomatoes.
I love the combination because it hits all the spot of my favourite taste buds.
Give me a toast slathered in butter topped with a seriously spicy onion and tomato salad anytime and I’ll be happy to call it a quick snack.
You can also use the salad as a side dish to your Sri Lankan meals.
It’s what brings all the different tastes together and adds a serious punch to the meal. there’s nothing elaborate or difficult about this sambol, in fact, it will only take you less than 10 minutes to put it together.
The same sambol can do wonders as a good topping for burgers and grilled fish as well.
So if you love heat, tomatoes, onions then this sambol will be your favourite for the next couple of months.
Sri Lankan onions sambol Variations
You would think that a simple salad of onions-green chillies and tomatoes can’t be served any other way, well let me surprise you with a few options and serving ideas.
1/ you can add a tablespoon or two of Maldive fish to completely change the taste of the sambol.
2/ add lime pickle(lunu dehi) to the sambol, mix thoroughly and see how good it tastes with rice and curry.
3/ 1/2 cup of coconut milk, mix with the sambol and it’s perfect for roti,
canned fish curry and breakfast or dinner is sorted.
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Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.
Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
3 large onions sliced fine
3 medium-sized Tomatoes chopped
2-3 green chillies sliced fine
1 teaspoon red chillies flecks
Salt to season
Juice of 1 lime
Slice and chop all the ingredients and place them in a serving bowl.
Add chilli flecks and season with salt(careful with the salt).
Pour in the lime juice and thoroughly mix with all the ingredients in the bowl.
Make sure the taste is balanced, serve with your favourite rice and curry dish.
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