• 2 cups scraped, fresh coconut or desiccated coconut (add 1/4 cup of warm water and mix well to moisten the desiccated coconut).
  • 2 small pearl onions or shallots, sliced.
  • 1 small green chilli, sliced.
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced.
  • 1-2 tsp hot red chilli powder.
  • 1 tsp Salt.
  • 1-2 tsp Maldives' fish (optional).
  • 1 medium lime.

  1. Grind or chop all ingredients except coconut, in a grinder or chopper (a mortar & pestle can also be used).
  2. Once the ingredients are crushed and mixed thoroughly, add the coconut.
  3. Continue to grind until the coconut turns evenly red and all ingredients are well mixed. (This can also be done with fingers).
  4. Squeeze half a lime. Mix well.
  5. Taste and adjust salt & lime.
Serve with rice and curries.