Lunu Miris

lunu miris

Lunu Miris – A very simple yet fiery hot onion and chilli sambol served with many Sri Lankan dishes.
Pol Sambol is also great served with just plain bread and butter.

Serves approximately 4.


Bits to buy -
1 Medium red onion finely chopped
1/2 a lime
1 tsp chilli powder

From the cupboard -
Salt to taste

Optional but super tasty -
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp maldive fish (ground to a coarse powder)
Instead of chilli powder, you can use dried red chilli (approx 100g) which will need to be coarsely ground.

Time to Get Cooking
Mix all the ingredients together and grind in a pestle & mortar to a soggy texture.  I have used a mini food blender instead on occasion and its turned out fine. And hey presto – you can tuck in.

Top Tip
You can adjust the amount of chilli powder if you don’t want this too spicy.

Cover and keep it in the fridge for up to one week.

This is a perfect addition to a Kiribath ( and a Hari Hari Chicken Curry (  You cannot but fail to please with this combination of dishes!!

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