Recipe for Sri Lankan Raw Curry Powder

Sri Lankan Raw Curry Powder

 

I hope this Sri Lankan Raw Curry Powder recipe is really helpful for you if you like to make it at home.

Few weeks ago I found that my raw curry powder from Sri Lanka is already finished. I bought a packet of curry powder from a store, but noticed that I cannot get the Sri Lankan flavor by using it. Specially I couldn’t get the aroma which I usually get in my dishes. So I thought of preparing Sri Lankan curry powder at home & here is my mother’s recipe.

Anyway even in Sri Lanka, different recipes & methods are found in preparing curry powder. Those are according to personal choices & provinces we live.

Here is the Sri Lankan curry powder recipe which I received from my mother.

 

Recipe for Sri Lankan Raw Curry Powder

Ingredients (yield about 100g curry powder)

50g Cumin seeds

25g fennel seeds

25g Coriander seeds

2 tbspn  fenugreek seeds

1 tsp cardamom (about 6 nos of cardomom)

1 tsp cloves

1-2 sprigs curry leaves

2 inch piece cinnamon

Method

First wash all the ingredients, drain water .Leave on some paper towels & allow to dry.


Remove skin of the cardomom & use the seeds.
Heat a pan & make curry leaves to dry.Remove and keep aside.

Then roast/toast other all ingredients slightly till you get aroma.

Finally,grind all ingredients including curry leaves to a fine powder. Sieve them to get the fine curry powder & grind the remaining again.

Homemade Sri Lankan curry powder is ready.

Store in an air tight bottle.

 

Recipe for Sri Lankan Raw Curry Powder

Note:

Here is my fake recipe to make Sri Lankan curry powder if you really don’t have time to grind them & if you reside in another country. I tried this method after my first batch of homemade curry powder was finished. & taste was ok.

You can buy Cumin seeds powder, coriander powder & fennel seeds powder from an Indian store.Mix them proportionally as above. Slightly roast the mix & sieve. So they will mix well. Store in an air tight bottle. However remember to add cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon & curry leaves while you cook.

Also check Sri Lankan roasted curry powder