Gotukola / Pennywort Salad


Gotukola has been used in Asian countries for thousand years. Its used in herbal medicine due to its healing power for so many illnesses.There are many types of gotukola available in Sri Lanka. the one with small leaves leaves believed to be the best. When I was a kid i had hay fever and a monk asked my parents to bring him 5 ponds dried gotukola stems. It was a big task to make 5 pounds. Any how when we supplied he made a powder and I had to have it for an year every morning. I was completely  got cured. So i always trust this as the best herb.

Sri Lankans use gotukola as a green to accompany their rice dishes. Gotukola d can be cooked in many ways. Salad is very popular than all the other ways. So simple and easy to make with several ingredients. I will write about the other ways of cooking gotukola in near future. I have a small patch of gotukola in my back yard even in Australia.


  • 1 Bunch gotukola cleaned and washed
  • 1/2 cup of fresh coconut
  • 1 salad onion finely sliced
  • Several green chillies sliced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp. lime juice.
Cut the gotukola very finely and add the onion, green chillies and fresh coconut


Squeeze the lemon juice and add salt and pepper.Mix well.
Gotukola salad is ready. Serve with hot plain rice with a curry.
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