How To Make Vallarai Sambal

Vallarai Sambal

Vallarai sambal is meant to be a side dish consumed with a meal, preferably lunch. After you get use to the slightly bitter taste, this sambal actually tastes great and feels so fresh. Vallarai is said to help increase your memory, is used to help with skin diseases and rashes, relieve stomach troublesand aids in providing relief from insomnia and indigestion.


  1. Vallarai (a bunch, this is how it is usually sold)
  2. Red Onion, diced (1)
  3. Green Chillies (2-3)
  4. Curry leaves (7-10)
  5. Ginger (small piece)
  6. Grated Coconut (tablespoon)
  7. Lemon (half a lemon)
  8. Salt (to taste)
  1. Finely chop vallarai (1 bunch) into small pieces.
  2. Finely chop 2-3 green chillies and curry leaves into small pieces.
  3. Grate ginger using a grater.
  4. Prepare a spoon of grated coconut using a coconut grater (if you don’t have fresh, you can use grated, thawed frozen from the supermarket).
  5. Add the chopped chilies, curry leaves, ginger and grated coconut to the chopped vallarai.
  6. Add diced onions.
  7. Add salt.
  8. Squeeze juice of half a lemon.
  9. Mix everything together and serve.
  10. Remember, if you are not planning to eat this immediately, do not add the lemon now. The lemon should only be added when you are ready to eat so that it does not spoil.

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