Gotu kola sambal

Gotu kola sambal

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In Sri Lanka, gotu kola (which is more commonly known as pennywort) is loved by all for its slightly bitter flavour but also its health and Ayurvedic properties. In the morning on the way to the fish markets, ladies sell a hot rice porridge with gotu kola juice in it — it gives you energy to get through the day and tastes lovely. It is usually served with a chunk of palm sugar. This raw sambal made with gotu kola is so tasty and fits in perfectly with a mouthful of curry. You can replace the gotu kola with flat-leaf parsley if you can’t find it at an Asian greengrocer.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 cups picked gotu kola leaves
80g freshly grated coconut
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 small green chillies, finely chopped
1 teaspoon maldive fish flakes
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Method

  1. Finely shred the gotu kola leaves using a sharp knife. Combine with the remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately.
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