Sri Lankan Curry Sauce

Versatile Sauce from The Land of Leopards

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2011

  • About

I’m a sucker for anything leopard print and any recipe that includes coconut, which sort of explains how this recipe came to be. Sri Lanka is home to the distinctively-spotted Sri Lankan leopard, as well as a traditional dish called “sambol,” a paste made of ground coconut, chiles, and lime juice. Sri Lankans don’t usually follow strict recipes, so every cook’s curry has a unique flavor, just as every leopard’s spots are one of a kind. This sauce is slow-simmered on its own, so it can be mi