Maasi Sambal | How to make Maasi Sambal

By Vahitha Hasan  |  28th Mar 2018  |  
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About Maasi Sambal Recipe

Maasi is also known as Maldive fish. Maasi is nothing but cured tuna fish, traditionally produced in Maldives. It is a staple food in Maldivian and Sri Lankan cuisine,

Maasi Sambal

Ingredients to make Maasi Sambal

  • 3 tablespoons Maasi (finely powdered)
  • 3 big onions (thinly sliced)
  • 3 small tomatoes
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons red chilly powder (adjust your preference)
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons gingelly oil (Indian sesame oil)
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dhal
  • Handful of curry leaves
  • 4 dry red chilly
  • A pinch of hing

How to make Maasi Sambal

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add all the ingredients given under “to temper” one by one.
  2. Then add in sliced onions and saute till it turns translucent (you can also saute till it mashes. but i preferred it to be little crunchy).
  3. Add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and chopped tomato.
  4. Cook in low flame till the tomato mashes well.
  5. Then add in the powdered maasi, mix well and cook for a min till the raw smell goes off.
  6. Switch off the flame and serve with rice.

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