Cook's Hideout: Sri Lankan Curry Powder Recipe

November 24, 2014

Sri Lankan Curry Powder Recipe

This is a very flavorful curry powder from Sri Lanka. It has all the typical ingredients in garam masala and curry powders: cinnamon, cloves, fennel, mustard seeds, cumin seeds etc. I thought rice was an unusual addition to the curry powder, but all in all this is a multi purpose masala that can be used in make curries or spice up rice.
Sri Lankan Curry Powder Recipe 

Sri Lankan Curry Powder Recipe
Cinnamon Stick - 3" piece
Cloves - 12
Curry Leaves - 10
Corainder seeds - 2tsp
Fennel seeds - 1tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Raw Rice - 1tbsp (I used jasmine rice)
Fenugreek seeds - ½tsp
Cardamom pods - 2
Peppercorns - ½tsp
Dry red chilies - 3
Mustard seeds - ½tsp
Turmeric - ½tsp


  • Dry roast the rice until golden color, remove onto a plate.
  • Add the other spices one after the other and roast until fragrant and the seeds turn 1~2 shades darker -- make sure not to brun them.
  • Cool the spices and grind them to a smooth powder along with roasted rice and turmeric.
  • Store in a airtight container and use as needed.
Sri Lankan Curry Powder Recipe


  1. Perfectly made and absolutely aromatic spice powder.

  2. Wow, wat an aromatic spice powder, well done Pavani.

  3. love Sri Lankan food - I get the store bought Sri Lankan powder from Kalustyans but this is awesome - the home made version must be so fresh and aromatic

  4. I need more spices recipe for make other powders so can you please send your email or can you please coordinate with my email id

  5. Hi I need more spices recipe formula
    Can you please coordinate with me by email:
    Or can you send me your email id


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