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Seeni Sambol ( Sri Lankan Sweet Spicy Onion Condiment)

Nalini Pradhan
20 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Seeni Sambol ( Sri Lankan Sweet Spicy Onion Condiment) RECIPE

Onions enhances the flavour of any dish one cooks and still one cant get enough of it. Seeni Sambol is a popular Sri Lankan Sweet and Spicy Onion relish served as a condiment at the breakfast table to be relished with breads,crackers, flat breads, tacos etc.

Recipe Tags

  • Sri Lankan
  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • Sauteeing
  • Condiments
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 500 grams onions
  2. salt to taste
  3. 1 tablespoon sugar
  4. Red chilli powder to taste
  5. 1 Stick cinnamon
  6. 3 gree cardamoms
  7. 7-8 Curry leaves
  8. 4 tablespoon oil
  9. 2 tablespoon tamarind juice


  1. Slice the onions and keep all the ingredients ready.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves, cinnamon, green cardamoms crushed and chilli powder.
  3. Add the sliced onions, mix with the spices and let it cook for about 10mintues till the onions get reduced and change colour.
  4. Kindly make sure that the onions do not get burnt.
  5. Add the tamarind juice and salt to the onions and mix till the juice gets absorbed and the colour is deep brown.
  6. Adjust the seasoning and serve as a condiment in breakfast with flat bteads.

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Astha Gulati
Astha Gulati   Jul-04-2017

I will surely try this.

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