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Sri Lankan Shredded Leaf Sambol

Serve with (Rice+ papadums +  one or two other curries)

Shredded Leaf Sambol
Shredded Leaf Sambol


200 g  green leaves (e.g. spinach, kale, carrot leaves, centella (gotu kola), washed and dried
2 tbsp oil
1/2 red onion finely chopped
 1 sprig curry leaves
 1 tsp mustard seeds
 2 dried  chillies finely sliced
 1/4 cup desiccated coconut (add a little bit of boiling water to re- hydrate)
 1/2 tsp  turmeric
 salt to taste


  1. Finely slice the greens. I find rolling them tightly into a cigar shape and using a sharp knife is the easiest way to get a fine slice.
  2. In a small fry-pan add the oil. When hot, add the curry leaves, mustard seeds and onion. Fry until the onion is soft.
  3. Add the chopped greens and cook until just wilted. Now add the coconut, mustard seeds, turmeric and salt, Mix well until just warmed through.


Recipe Credits: LINK