Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) (also known as Vallarai leaves) is well known for its medicinal qualities over culinary usage. Gotu Kola sambola is a traditional Sri Lankan dish which goes nicely with rice & curry dishes. This is a tasty, crunchy & also healthy salad which can be prepared just in fifteen minutes.
How to make Gotukola Sambol
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1 Bunch of fresh Gotu Kola
6 Small Shallot
1 Medium Green Chilli
1/2 tsp Salt (or to taste)
1/2 Cup Coconut (freshly scraped)
1 Medium Tomato (optional)
1/2 tsp Black pepper (ground)
2 tbsp Maldive Fish chips (optional)
1/2 tbsp Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
Thoroughly wash the Gotu Kola bunch using a cold running water.
Remove excess water, using a sharp knife cut the bunch into thin slices as possible & put them into a large bowl.
Thinly slice the peeled & washed shallots then put them into the large bowl with sliced Gotu Kola.
Thinly slice the green chilli and chop the tomato and set them aside.
Add sliced green chillies to the Gotu Kola bowl followed by Maldive fish chips, Pepper, Salt, Tomato then give a quick light mix to the ingredients.
Add scraped coconut in to the Gotu Kola bowl followed by a gentle mix.
Finally add Lime juice to taste and mix well together.
If you like it bit more kick add more Green Chilli and/or Pepper.
Serve fresh this wonderful side.