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Sri Lankan Curry Powder
From: Kali

I am a Sri Lankan and I love cooking. This is my curry powder recipe that I got from my mother. I use this for all the curries.

1 small bottle

  • 1 cup coriander seed
  • 1/2 cup cumin seed
  • 1 tablespoon anise seed
  • 3 inches cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 3 teaspoons cardamom seeds
  • 15 curry leaves (optional)
  • 3 inches ramps (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds (whole mustard)
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raw rice (can use Basmathi Rice)

In a dry frying pan, over low heat, roast each ingredient separately till light-medium brown.

Stir constantly[coriander, cumin, ani seeds, rice must be fairly brown, but do not let them burn].

Mix all the roasted ingredients, put into a grinder and grind to a fine powder.

Store in an air tight jar.

For vegitable curry, use about 1/2 Tsp of curry powder.