Around the World #3: Carrot Sambol and a Round up!

DSC_1214Its time for a round up of all the Sri Lankan recipes that I have made. I have been ogling at and drooling over countless recipes and I did end up making 7 different ones and have more lined up on my pinterest page that I hope to make soon!  My virtual journey has made me even more determined to visit Sri Lanka some day.  The cuisine just resonates with me so much because of the similarities between Kerala and Sri Lankan way of cooking. The liberal use of coconut and the abundance of seafood and spices! Gosh the recipes are so varied – There are simple salads like this carrot sambal that are made using fresh ingredients and serve as a side/ accompaniment to spicy rich dishes.  Then there are stuffed breads,  spicy chicken appetizers like spring rolls/cutlets and delicious curries using coconut milk.  The desserts are amazing too and mostly use rice, cashew nuts and fruits.

So here I share the recipe of Carrot Sambal that I made ! I hope you enjoyed the journey as much as I did. 🙂

Carrot Sambol (Sri Lankan Carrot salad)

Linking this to Throwback Thursdays and Saucy Saturdays.  Also bringing to Fiesta Friday where this week Josette @ thebrookcook and Lily @ little sweet baker are co-hosts.

Carrot Sambol (Sri Lankan Carrot salad)

  • Servings: Makes about 2 cups
  • Time: about 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Recipe adapted from the book Rice & Curry

Ingredients:

  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1/2 of a medium red onion, chopped finely
  • 2 green chillies, chopped finely
  • 1/2 of a tomato chopped fine (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated coconut (or frozen that has been thawed)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

Method:

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and toss well to mix. Use fresh or store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Below I list the recipes I made on my virtual Sri Lankan tour. Also check out Ahila’s website A taste of Sri Lankan cuisine for more wonderful and exotic recipes from Sri Lanka.

Spicy Chicken Spring Rolls

Sri Lankan Chicken Spring rolls

Sri Lankan Stuffed Buns

Stuffed Veggie Buns (Sri Lankan)

Sri Lankan Style Fish Curry

SriLankan Fish curry

Vegetable Kottu Roti

SriLankan Kottu Roti

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

chicken curry

Aromatic Sri Lankan Curry Powder

Sri Lankan Curry Powder

 

 

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0 thoughts on “Around the World #3: Carrot Sambol and a Round up!

  1. What a marvelous salad and I loved scrolling through all the Sri Lankan dishes. You fish curry looks gorgeous, for one!

    Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday & we’re looking forward already to what you’ll bring next week! 🙂

    Mollie

    1. thank you Apsara. yes the curry powder was amazing – yes I used all mine up. You can add it to curries, sabzis and even pulao/biryani 🙂

  2. How delicious does that sound? I have never had anything quite like it. I’ll have to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

  3. All of those Sri Lankan dishes look and sound wonderful. I’ve bookmarked it as I’d love to try the fish curry with that fresh looking carrot salad.

  4. What a spread! Everything looks mouthwatering- but the chicken curry and the veggie stuffed buns would be first on my plate. 😉 Delicious!

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