Chicken Ceylon Style (Sri Lanka)

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins

ZWT6 - Asia Cook time does not include marinade time.


  1. Mix buttermilk and garlic powder in bowl. Add chicken and let marinate 2 hours or more. Baste and turn often.
  2. Melt butter in a deep skillet and saute onions 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Meanwhile, mix salt, ginger, curry and cornstarch together in a small bowl and sprinkle over onions, stirring until well blended.
  4. Drain the chicken (reserve the buttermilk) and cook the chicken in the same skillet until lightly browned. Stir in buttermilk. Cover and cook over low heat 1 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. Baste frequently.
Most Helpful

Great chicken dish! I don't care for onions so left them thinly sliced instead of mincing them into the sauce. I used Homemade Curry Powder (Homemade Curry Powder) and the sauce was richly spiced and the chicken was tender and delicious. I will increase the pepper flakes or add some cayenne to my curry powder next time to turn up the heat a bit. We enjoyed this - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Best of 2010 Event (recommended by Mia in Germany)

loof February 23, 2011

Wonderful, easy curry! I had leftover curry powder Ceylon Curry Powder from ZWT and wanted to make a different curry, and this is what my research produced. As I can't have dairy, I used coconut milk with one teaspoon tart tamarind puree, and instead of cornstach I used arrowroot. Will make this again - thanks for posting!

Mia in Germany August 09, 2010