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 recipe.
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
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.
Then roast other all ingredients slightly.
Grind all ingredients to a fine powder. Sieve them to get the fine powder & grind the remaining again.
Homemade curry powder is ready.
Store in an air tight bottle.
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.
Shared with some of Monday Events 09/01/2012
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