Monday, March 9, 2009

Lunu Miris (Mix of Onion, Chili & Maldive Fish)

2 medium onions - sliced
4 tablespoons Maldive fish
2 tablespoons red dry chili pieces
1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
2 tablespoons lime juice
salt – to taste

Firstly ground salt, chili pieces and chili powder in a mortar and pestle (Wangediya) . Then add maldive fish into the mortar and pestle and chop it till it is small pieces.(Same time mix it nicely with the salt mixer.) After that add onions into the mortar and pestle, and chopped it till it is a nice paste.(same time mix all the ingredients in the mortar and pestle.) When you feel all the ingredients are nicely mixed together,and it is a fine paste take out the mixer in to a bowl and add lime juice. Again mix it well & taste for salt.

You can have this with milk rice, rice, roti(Naan), hoppers, and string hoppers too.


1. If you can find shallots, it is the best onion for this with taste. If you are taking shallots, take 10 – 15 shallots.
2. If you can’t find maldive fish, you can use dry prawns or shrimp also.



i am loving it with milk rice its damn spicy n delicious, spicy people try it

This is a lovely condiment. You may also mention that maldive fish or prawns is optional for vegetarians


Yes this is KATTA SAMBOLA not LUNU MIRIS ! ?

For Katta sambal we don´t use Onions. It´s a mix of chili, maldive fish,salt & lime juice. But if you use onions, it´s call Lunu miris, that the differnce between katta sambal & lunu miris :-)

Thank you Chamari for explaining the difference between Katta Sambola and Lunu Miris to all of us. Your recipes are great. I have made several of them :-)

thnq madam alot... this is the first time I used to cook... thnx alot

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