AT A GLANCE
"Pol is Singhalese for coconut and this sambol is one that appears in many guises throughout Sri Lanka," says O Tama Carey. "It's a delicious side dish that works with an array of curries and any leftovers are excellent eaten on toast the next day." Makes 3 cups.
|01||Pound Maldive fish and 3 tsp river salt (Carey uses Murray River salt) with a large mortar and pestle until very fine. Place in a mixing bowl with remaining ingredients and use your hands to mix, kneading and squeezing all the ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasoning; you want enough chilli to make you happy and enough lime juice to give it a pleasant tang. Pol sambol keeps refrigerated for a couple of days.|
Note Maldive fish flakes, dried tuna, are available from Sri Lankan and Indian food stores.