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.
- 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.