Meaning of pol sambol in English:

pol sambol

(also pol sambal, pol sumbul)

Pronunciation /pɒl ˈsambɒl/


  • In Sri Lankan cookery: an uncooked condiment consisting of shredded coconut, onion, chillies, and lime juice.


1940s. From Sinhala pol sambal from pol coconut + sambal sambal curry (of uncertain origin; perhaps from Pali sambala provisions).