Easy Tomato & Onion Side Salad and Coriander & Kaffir Lime Rind sauce

So here is the third part and final part of the dinner I made last week when a friend came to visit from Kuala Lumpur. Here is the side salad and sauce recipe that accompanied the “Fried Cambodian Fish Bengali Style”  and “slow fried 3 Aubergine & Pepper dish.

God, all these terms and names of dishes. This is new to me! Normally all I care about is that my food tastes good and is made with fresh and natural ingredients. Since I’ve started writing these recipes for this blog, I’ve noticed that I don’t know the names of many of the fruits, vegetables or other food that I cook with and eat. I know it in Bengali but not in English and sometimes only the German name pops into my head. And to make it more complicated now I’m learning Khmer 🙂

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Easy Tomato & Onion Side Salad


2 tomatoes diced

2 shallots diced small

1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander

pinch of salt


Mix the chopped tomatoes and shallots in a bowl, add coriander and salt (couldn’t be easier:-))

Prep time: 5 minutes

Note: I don’t put any vinaigrette on the salad because it accompanies the fish dish which has all the flavour needed.

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Coriander & Kaffir Lime sauce


2 tablespoons of above salad

2 tablespoons of chopped coriander

½ teaspoon of kaffir lime rind

Juice of ½ kaffir lime

1 fresh Thai chilli chopped (can leave out to make less hot!)

3 fried (till almost black) dried chillies (1 will suffice to make less hot!)

3 fresh cloves of garlic

4 cloves of whole brown fried cloves of garlic

pinch of salt

pinch of sugar

vegetable oil

3-4 tablespoons of water to blend

3-4 tablespoons of grapefruit juice (or apple/orange juice)


Fry the garlic and the dried chillies in small amount of oil

Throw everything, except for the grapefruit juice into a blender and errmm…blend!

Add grapefruit juice until you get the right consistency (a runny sauce is not fun).

Prep time: 10 minutes

Fry time: 3-4 minutes

Note: Use within 1-2 days refrigerated.

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This sauce is sooo versatile, I totally love it! The aroma of the lime rind hits you when you bite into the bits in the sauce. This is just magic on my taste buds. You can use it with many dry fried/roasted meat dishes. We also have many variations of this sauce where we throw almost any fruit or veg in that’s in the fridge. That’s all for a post in the future.

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4 thoughts on “Easy Tomato & Onion Side Salad and Coriander & Kaffir Lime Rind sauce

  1. I so wish I liked coriander 😦

    • It doesn’t matter, we all have our pet peeves! Just leave it out in the cooked dishes. For the salads where I use it, you can substitute with mint or any other fresh herb you like!! And for the sauces where I use it I think mint or basil will work.

  2. Your dishes look so yummy!

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