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Thakali sambola

Spicy Srilankan lunch salad.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course sidedish
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4 people


  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • mixing bowl.
  • salad spoons


  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt I used the flakes
  • 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1-2 medium green chilli I used jalapenoes instead.
  • 2 tbsp lime juice


  • Peel and slice the red onion as thin as you can. Add this to the mixig bowl.
  • Sprinkle the salt and the lime juce on the onions and mix them.
  • Wash and slice the tomatoes into thin wedges. Add this to the mixing bowl.
  • Slit the green chillies and add that as well.
  • Finely chop the tender curry leaves and add to the salad mix.
  • Now, mix all well. As you mix slightly mash the curry leaves and chillies with the back fo the spoon to impart the flavour.
  • Sprinkle the crushed pepper just before serving.
  • The salad is ready. Keep the salad refrigerated till use.
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