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.