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roasted Sri Lankan curry powder

Roasted Sri Lankan curry powder

An authentic recipe for Sri Lankan curry powder that can be used in a variety of curries and dishes. Roasting the spices first creates a lovely deep flavour that you can't help but love.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine International
Keyword sri lankan curry powder
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Cook Veggielicious


  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes adjust to taste


  • Heat a small frying pan over a low heat.
  • Add all the spices and heat until fragrant and turning golden brown.
  • Place in a spice grinder or blender with a small jug and grind until you have a powder. You could also do this step in a pestle and mortar but you'll need some serious arm muscles.
  • Store in an airtight container.