Fried Lunumiris

Fried Lunumiris

A fire starter sambol with extremely hot spices and an overall bold flavour, best accompanied with Kiribath.

  • Recipe serves:4 to 5
  • Preparation Time15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time10 Minutes


  • 300g onions
  • 1 sachet Knorr Maldive Fish Powder Mix
  • 2 tablespoons chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 2 green chillies, cut julienne
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Astra
  • Salt to taste


  • Using a mortar and pestle grind onion, chilli flakes and chilli powder to form a paste. Add salt to taste.
  • Heat Astra in a pan and add the paste, curry leaves, Knorr Maldive Fish Powder Mix and green chillies.
  • Sautè for a few minutes and correct the seasoning. Take pan off the fire and sprinkle the fried lunumiris with lime juice. Mix well.
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    Chef’s Tip:

    Using shallots in making this dish will give it a stronger flavour.