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This Sri Lankan curry powder recipe is quick and easy to put together. You can make it ahead and store it in an airtight container for a couple of months.

Quick & Easy Sri Lankan Curry Powder Recipe

Cuisine Indian, Sri Lankan
Keyword curry powder
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons Coriander Seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 tablespoon Black Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Cardamom Seeds spilt the pods and only use the seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nigella Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric


  1. Place a dry pan over a medium heat. Once warm, dry roast all spices apart from the cinnamon and turmeric. Keep roasting for three or four minutes, stirring constantly until the spices start to brown. Do not leave the spices unattended as they would easily burn.

  2. Once cooled, place all spices including the turmeric and cinnamon into a blender or pestle and mortar and grind to a fine powder.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place and use as needed.