What’s In Our Sri Lankan Curry Powder?

June 8, 2017
by Rebecca Down The Sri Lanka Diaries
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    Sri Lankan Curry Powder

    Did you know that there are a grand total of seven ingredients in the Sri Lankan Curry Powder used in your HelloFresh recipes? As curry powders go, that’s standard!

    The word curry is thrown about by English speakers to describe dishes ranging from Pakistan to Thailand. In reality, however, the only thing that these curries have in common is that they have a sauce with spices in.

    The key to cooking authentic curry recipes from North India, South India, Sri Lanka or even Thailand, is knowing the spices that are used at the base of their cooking. Every curry has their own spice palette and are sometimes far more complex than you’d imagine! To dive deeper into the art of curry making and to try your hand at these flavorful dishes, explore our easy to follow recipes for Thai Green Style Chicken Curry, Tandoori Chicken Masala Curry or Sweet Potato Korma Style Curry.

    So what’s in our Sri Lankan Curry Powder?

     Sri Lankan Curry Powder


    The Sri Lankan curry powder  you’ll find in your HelloFresh box comes from the Seasoned Pioneers and boy is it a powerful combination of flavours. Just feast your eyes on all the traditional Sri Lankan spices they’ve squeezed in:

    • Coriander Seeds
    • Fenugreek Seeds
    • Cumin Seeds
    • Fennel Seeds
    • Cayenne Chillies
    • Cardamom
    • Cloves

    Sri Lankan Twists to Classic Dishes:

    Here are some sneaky little ways to add some Sri Lankan flavour to your dinners when you add a pinch of the good stuff here and there.

    Pan-Fried Sri Lankan Veggie Dish

    Sri Lankan Curry Powder

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    100g vegetables of your choice

    2 tsp Sri Lankan spice blend

    salt and pepper

    1 onion

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    1. Add oil to a frying pan on medium high heat
    2. Add in the onions and the spice, and fry
    3. Add in the vegetables and lower the heat slightly cook for 10 – 15 minutes until tender
    4. Season with salt and pepper
    5. Enjoy as a side dish.
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    Sri Lankan Curry Powder

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