A warm hello to all my followers and friends . Finally I am back after a hiatus. Finally my kitchen is fully operational now and excited to share some new recipes with all of you. I am sure you all missed me . I am sharing a very flavorful and aromatic Roasted curry powder from Srilanka . Srilankan Roasted Curry powder is ready in just 5 minutes. Yes you heard me right . The ingredients are easily available in our pantry.

What is Curry Powder:

Curry powder is a spice blend which originated from the Indian Sub continent. It varies from place to place and each spice blend is unique in its own way.Curry powders give a robust flavor when added to any dish. Home made curry powders are the best as we can retain the freshness of the spice blend .It is preservative free too. Curry powder are used in making both vegetarian and Non -vegetarian recipes.Roasted Curry leaves , mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds make this Srilankan Roasted Curry powder very unique.

Ingredients for Srilankan Roasted Curry Powder:

  • Coriander seeds –This is one of the Base ingredient for any curry powder.
  • Cumin– Cumin adds flavor and aids digestion
  • Cardamom–Cardamom gives a nice aroma
  • Black pepper–Black pepper adds heat to the curry powder
  • Fenugreek seeds–It is added For the flavor
  • Curry Leaves–Curry leaves enhances the flavor and aids digestion
  • Uncooked Rice–Rice adds thickness to the curry
  • Fennel Seeds–Fennel seeds Helps to build flavor profile and aids digestion
  • Mustard Seeds–Mustard seeds add a unique flavor to the curry powder
  • Cloves–Cloves enhance the aroma of the curry powder

What is the Shhhhhh Cooking theme this month ?

This month our host is Narmadha from NamsCorner who suggested that we share recipes from Srilankan Cuisine. She is an amazing blogger who juggles work and home . Do check her space for some traditional and international recipes.This month I am paired with Jayashree who is an immensely talented . Jayashree is a fabulous blogger and a very good poetess. She has recognition for her poems. She gave me mustard seeds and Fennel and i whipped this aromatic Roasted Curry Powder. I gave her green chilli and Curry leaf. She made beans stir fry with coconut milk.Do check it out here.



Preethi Prasad
Unique Spice blend from Sri Lanka that elevated the flavor profile and taste of your curries.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Grinding Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Spice Mix
Cuisine Sri Lanka


  • 1 Pan
  • 1 Blender


  • 2 Tbsp Fennel Seeds
  • 4 Tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Uncooked Rice
  • 5 Nos Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper Corns
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 5 Nos Cardamom Pods (shelled)
  • 1/2 Tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Cumin


  • Place a wide bottom steel pan on medium heat.
  • Dry roast all the ingredients mentioned above. I have roasted them all together untill you get the aroma and mustard starts to splutter.
  • Turn off the heat and allow it to cool completely.
  • Blend the roasted ingredients into a fine powder. Store in an airtight container and it stays fresh .
  • Use it to make curries or for marination and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1.This proportion yields 1/2 Cup of curry powder.
2. You can proportionately increase if you want to make a big batch
3. It is different from the yellow Curry Powder .
4. Use it to marinate the meat or Mock meat or add to curries.
Keyword Curry Powder, Spice Blend, Spices, Srilanka, Srilankan Roasted Curry Powder



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  1. 5 stars
    I made the Sri Lankan curry powder at home and it is such a wonderful spice mixture. Without being overtly spicy, when added to any dish it lends a subtle flavour of each spice used. Love this curry powder.

  2. 5 stars
    I made a small batch of this curry powder too and it was interesting that it uses raw rice just the way amma uses raw rice to make sambhar pwdr at home (to give the end product – sambhar a little thickness). I love the presenation here, preethi, in that cute jar !

  3. 5 stars
    Ahh! what a flavourful spice mix! Simply delicious and the use of uncooked rice is so unusual. Will make some tomorrow as I need a spice mix and this one is simply calling out to me.

  4. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

    5 stars
    This must have smelled amazing, I can imagine the aroma that would have wafted in the whole kitchen. Can’t wait to see what all you will use it in…

  5. 5 stars
    I can almost smell the curry powder through the screen! Beautiful detailed explanation and recipe.

    I made some Sri Lankan curry powder recently too. Can’t wait to use it!

  6. 5 stars
    This is a fragrant and flavorful spice blend. Great choice for the theme. I loved using the curry powder in the curry I tried, and it was quite delicious.

  7. I am sure making any masala powders at home is always more flavourful than store-bought ones. I have some must-try dishes from this theme and some call for curry powder. Now I have a recipe in hand, I need not hunt for them in stores.

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