The name “lunu miris” can be literally translated as “salt chilli”, and as the name indicates, dried red chilli is the main ingredient for this sambol. In addition to that onions, crumbled Maldive fish, salt, and lime juice are grounded together to get the spicy and exotic flavour. This traditional dish is taken with many kinds of food from rice to home-made bread.
- 500 g red onions
- 6 tablespoons dry chilli flakes
- salt, to taste
- 6 tablespoons lime juice
- 10 g dried shrimps
- Peel the onions and cut into small pieces and place in a food processor
- Add chilli flakes, dried shrimps, lime juice, and salt.
- Pulse until a suitable sambal consistency is reached.