Pol Sambol (Coconut chutney)
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2 cups fresh grated, coconut*
1 tbsp of chili powder
/12 tsp of chillie pepper flakes
Dash of pepper
Salt to taste
3-4 small red onions (shallots) or 1/2 red onion finely diced
1 tbsp finely chopped curry leaves (optional)
1 green chille finely diced (optional)
1 tbsp of maldive fish (optional)
2-3 tbsp lime juice

If using a mortar and a pestle (vangediya); add the chillie powder, chillie flakes, and salt to it and grind to a paste.
Grind the all the ingredients above except lime in a mortar and pestle (wangediya). Mix in the coconut. Squeeze the lime juice, mix and adjust salt to taste. Serve.
Alternatively you can grind in a food processor or mix with your hands in medium size bowl.
* If fresh coconut is not available, you can use desiccated unsweetened coconut. Add about 3/4 cups of water to it and micro for a minute before using.

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