Sri Lankan curry powder

Preparation info
  • Makes

    5 tablespoons

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Christine Manfield

Published 1999

  • About

This curry mix comes from the days of the British Empire when the island of Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon. It includes spices used by its neighbour India in Madras Curry Powder (at left), but it has a totally different flavour and aroma as the spices are roasted until dark-brown before being ground. Curries made with this blend tend to be very aromatic, mellow and warming, as opposed to fiery.