This is a vegan version of the Sri Lankan sambal paste that is served with every meal as a condiment. This spicy condiment is simple and easy to make and elevates the flavors of the meal multiple folds.
To make this you’ll need:
Onions - Red onions are used and this adds to the spicy pungent flavors.
Chilli powder - the heat component of the condiment. In case you do not have them, use red chili flakes may be about two to three tablespoon. A mixture of chili flakes and chilli powder can be used too. Dried red chilies can be used too.
Salt - adds flavor
Lime juice - Adds acid and boosts flavor.
To make this condiment, add onion, chili flakes, chili powder to your mortar and crush until you get a coarse texture, then add the salt and lemon juice, crush and combine everything together. It is that simple.