Monday, September 22, 2014

Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder Recipe

For making the Lankan Curry, I had to make this curry powder. This is a very flavoursome spice blend, that is used in different dishes, including the non vegetarian dishes.
Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder Recipe


Cinnamon Stick – 3’ inch
Cloves – 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves – 10
Coriander seeds / Dhaniya – 2 tsp
Fennel / Sonf – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Raw Rice – 1 tbsp (You can use Basmati Rice)
Fenugreek – 1/2 tsp
Cardamom – 2
Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chilly – 3 nos
Mustard  - 1/2 tsp


Heat a pan, dry roast the Raw Rice for about 3 minutes till it turns golden colour, remove the rice to a plate. 

Then add other spices one by one, continue roasting. Roast the spices till they turn almost brown. Cool the roasted spices and grind along with roasted rice into a very fine powder.

Store the Curry Powder in a dry air tight jar, It keeps well for 3 months.

This curry powder is widely used in different dishes in Srilankan Cuisine.

Source : here

Menu for the Sri Lankan  Meal
Lankan Curry Powder

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  1. Nice combination of spices. The raw rice was a surprise.

  2. I enjoyed some Sri Lankan recipes tried and shared in this blog.Beautiful photos and nice presentation of food.This curry powder sounds flavourful,usually I prepare without chili and pepper.So that I can adjust the taste/spiciness as required.

  3. surprisingly even I use Raw rice in the sambhar powder made at home - it adds thickness and consistency too ! well done !

  4. nice combination of flavors, closer to the sambhar mix

  5. Love it. The addition of raw rice is delicious.

  6. You know my love for spice blends so this will be tried soon :)