Seeni Sambol


5 large Onoins peeled and finely chopped
1/4 cup Maldive Fish
1 1/2 inch Ginger root (crushed)
8 cloves garlic (crushed)
3 tbs crushed red Chilies
5-6 cardamoms
3-4 cloves
1 small sprig Curry leaves
1-2 pieces Rampe
1 piece Sera
1 piece Cinnamon
Salt to taste
1 tsp Tamarind paste
2 tbs Sugar
4-6 tbs Vegetable oil

Mix the first 12 ingredients well. Heat the oil in a shallow pan. Add the mixed onions and keep stiring. When the onions are well fried and dry, add the tamerind paste and keep stiring until well mixed. Allow to fry a few minutes longer. The mix will turn dark brown when well fried. Add the sugar and keep stiring for a little while longer. Taste and adjust salt if required.