Gotu kola sambal

Pennywort salad

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    as a condiment
    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Pennywort is being labelled as a ‘superfood’ nowadays, but in Sri Lanka, where it is known as gotu kola, it has always been considered a healthy and delicious condiment for a curry. As I am no doctor, I won’t enter into the many things it is touted to cure — but it tastes damn good, so do try to get hold of some, or buy some from a nursery and grow your own; it makes a beautiful ground cover.

If you can’t get hold of a fresh coconut and grate it, use frozen grated coconut from an As