For making the Lankan Curry, I had to make this curry powder. This is a very flavoursome spice blend, that is used in different dishes, including the non vegetarian dishes.
Cinnamon Stick – 3’ inch
Cloves – 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves – 10
Coriander seeds / Dhaniya – 2 tsp
Fennel / Sonf – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Raw Rice – 1 tbsp (You can use Basmati Rice)
Fenugreek – 1/2 tsp
Cardamom – 2
Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chilly – 3 nos
Mustard – 1/2 tsp
Heat a pan, dry roast the Raw Rice for about 3 minutes till it turns golden colour, remove the rice to a plate.
Then add other spices one by one, continue roasting. Roast the spices till they turn almost brown. Cool the roasted spices and grind along with roasted rice into a very fine powder.
Store the Curry Powder in a dry air tight jar, It keeps well for 3 months.
This curry powder is widely used in different dishes in Srilankan Cuisine.
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