Coconut Sambal Recipe

Hi Guys,

Last night I had a some friends round for an Asia inspired dinner (my favourite cuisine to cook!) I wanted to try something new and having recently discovered Coconut Sambal I thought I would play around and see what I could come up with! This recipe got a big thumbs up from my friends so I thought I would share it with you all as it is super easy.

Serves around 6 as a side dish.


200g Dessicated Coconut (fresh coconut works too if it is available)

1 Red Onion

2cm Finely chopped ginger

1 tbsp Chilli powder

1tbsp Paprika

6 tbsp tinned chopped tomatoes (fresh work great too)

1 lemon



  1. Soak desiccated coconut in water for 5 minutes and then drain excess water
  2. Finely chop onion and ginger and add to a mixing bowl
  3. Add chilli powder, paprika and tomatoes and mixed together
  4. Fry the desiccated coconut on a medium heat for 4-5 minutes
  5. Mix in the other ingredients to the coconut until cooked thoroughly
  6. Squeeze a fresh lemon and season to taste
  7. Serve as a beautiful Sri Lanka inspired side dish


I served this with Red Thai Curry which may seem a little odd but it was lovely! I will be uploading my Thai Curry recipe soon too as it my favourite dishes to make with fish or chicken and lots of veggies.

Enjoy x

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