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Seeni Sambol (Onion Dish)
Onions and Sugar Sambol
5 large Onions, peeled and finely chopped
1/4 cup Maldive Fish
1 1/2 inch Ginger root (crushed)
8 cloves garlic (crushed)
3 Tbls. crushed red Chilies
5-6 cardamoms
3-4 cloves
1 small sprig Curry leaves
1-2 pieces Rampe leaves (optional)
1 piece Sera leaf (optional)
1 piece Cinnamon
Salt to taste
1 tsp. Tamarind paste
2 Tbls. Sugar
4-6 Tbls. Vegetable oil


- Mix the first 12 ingredients well.

- Heat the oil in a shallow pan.

- Add the mixed onions and keep stirring.

- When the onions are well-fried and dry, add the tamarind paste
and keep stiring until well mixed.

- Allow to fry a few minutes
longer. The mix will turn dark brown when well fried.

- Add the sugar and keep stiring for a little while longer.

- Taste and adjust salt if required.

Serve with bread and butter (spicy snack) or as a side dish with rice and curry.

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Recipe Origin: Sri Lanka
Submitted by:
Lakmali Hewa
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