How to make Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder

Roasted curry powder is one of the essentials in a Sri Lankan kitchen. Most of the recipes require roasted curry powder. Sometimes I roast raw curry powder while cooking if pre-prepared roasted curry powder is not available. But it is easy to have some roasted curry powder in hand to save some time.
I love the aroma of this curry powder, even the Sri Lankan dishes cooked using homemade roasted curry powder are aromatic and delicious. Check this Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry,Soya Chunks curry and Sri Lankan style chicken curry which require roasted curry powder.However in those recipes I’ve used raw curry powder and roasted just before cooking.

 Homemade Sri Lankan Roasted 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 cardamom)
1 tsp cloves
1-2 sprigs curry leaves
2 inch piece cinnamon
First wash all the ingredients separately, drain water .
Leave on some paper towels & allow to dry.
Remove skin of the cardamom & use the seeds.
Heat a pan & make curry leaves to dry.
Then roast other all ingredients separately until they are golden brown and aromatic. Make sure not to burn. Use low heat to roast and stir while roasting.
Grind all ingredients to a fine powder using a grinder.
Sieve them to get the fine powder & grind the remaining again.
Homemade roasted curry powder is ready.
Store in an air tight bottle.
Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder recipe
Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder