Karavila Sambola (Bitter Gourd Sambol)
2 cups bitter gourd pieces - deep fried
1 medium tomato - cut into small pieces
1 medium onion – sliced
2 – 3 tablespoons Maldive fish - optional
3 – 4 green chilies - optional (I couldn´t fine it :-(
4 – 5 tablespoons lime juice OR ½ lime
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
salt to taste
In a medium size bowl place all the ingredients except tomatoes.
Mix it well till everything cooperates with each of the ingredient.
Now add tomatoes and give a quick mix.
Now taste for salt and decorate with anything you like. (I used some more tomatoes)
You can have bitter gourd sambol with any kind of rice specially.
1. I deep fried the dry bitter gourd pieces. But if you can find fresh bitter gourd, cut it into circles (with the seeds) and wash it with salty water. Drain the water, add some salt & turmeric (optional) mix well, and deep fry it till you get nice gold brown.
2. If you like you can add (or decorate with) salad leaves also.