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Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder

Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder
Fragrant and Authentic Sri Lankan roasted curry powder recipe for all your curry needs.
4.34 from 18 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Grinding time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Cuisine Sri Lankan


  • Spice/Coffee Grinder


  • 4 tablespoon Coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoon Fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Uncooked rice (basmati)
  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
  • 5 Cloves
  • 5 Cardomom pods shelled
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves


  • Heat a fry pan in medium high.
  • Add all the spices, seeds and curry leaves. Keep stirring continously and roast for about 5 minutes or till the cumin seeds turn golden brown and mustard seeds start to splutter. Curry leaves should turn dry and dark.
  • Transfer the spice blend to a plate and let it cool for a minute. Then use a spice or coffee grinder to grind to a smooth powder.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and use a dry spoon when you need to scoop out the curry powder.
  • This makes about ½ cup of curry powder. Double or triple as needed.


Keyword curry powder, spices
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