This sambal is a delicious spicy, sweet accompaniment to all sorts of Indian meals. Traditionally made with freshly grated coconut, I just use desiccated coconut which I first “rehydrate” a bit by soaking in coconut milk(from a can). If you are a coconut fan, then you will find this pretty more-ish.
Very nice as a side as part of an Indian brunch with Mild Potato Curry, Red Lentil Dhal and Wholemeal Roti
Prep time: 30 minutes No Cooking required
1.5 cups desiccated coconut
1 cup coconut milk for soaking
1 green chilli chopped
1 small eschallot or spring onion chopped
1/2 a finger length of ginger chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
Soak desiccated coconut in coconut milk for 25 minutes or so
Drain coconut milk from desiccated coconut, pressing down well, reserve coconut milk
Put rest of ingredients into a food processor or spice grinder and blend to a coarse paste, add a teaspoon of the coconut milk to loosen slightly and whizz briefly.
4 thoughts on “Quick Coconut Sambal”
Yummy! Looks delicious!!
Thank you, it is quick and easy and even better if you use fresh coconut.
Looks delicious and fairly easy. Thanks for the recipe.
Very easy – goes well with all sorts of grilled meat and fish too.