Monday, August 6, 2018

SRILANKAN CURRY POWDER / JAFFNA CURRY POWDER


The Srilankan curry powder is very easy to prepare and home made fresh powder gives a better taste to the curry. This has an ingredient called pandan leaf which is not easily available everywhere. I have skipped it. Kashmiri chillies are mild. If you like your curry spicy then you can add some normal dry red chillies.
This spice powder can be made in large quantity and stored for later use.


Ingredients:
Dry red Kashmiri chillies ... 5-6
Cumin seeds .................... 1 tbsp
Saunf / fennel seeds ........ 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds ............... 1 tbsp
Black pepper corns .......... 8-10
Green cardamoms ............. 4
Cinnamon stick .............. 1" piece
Fenugreek seeds ............ 1/2 tsp
Rice ............................... 2 tbsps
Curry leaves .................. 1-2 sprigs
Pandan leaf .................... 1 small piece (add if available)

Method:

Dry roast all the ingredients on medium flame until they give out a nice aroma.








Grind them to make a slightly coarse powder.










Note: This quantity is for 1 kg chicken . You may add less or more according to your liking. 

4 comments:

  1. How nice to make your own curry powder. We can get pandan leaves in London - might try this!

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  2. Love the way you have displayed the ground spice. Blending spices at home always helps to bring out the lovely flavours. I see that this spice blend has rice which I suppose must help to coat better on the chicken or thicken the batter.

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    1. Yes Mina.. it helps to thicken the gravies. Lot of South Indian dishes use the rice in the masala powders.

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