Sri Lanka Chicken Curry

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by JoyfulCook

A smooth tasting Chicken Curry , full of flavor and not too hot, a great hit with family and friends - who always come back for more.

Top Review by Zippy Zoe

Tried this for the first time tonight and I was impressed. Full of flavours and very filling. My one year old also loved this and ate it all. If you haven't tried this yet,what are you waiting for :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan and fry curry leaves until they start to turn colour.
  2. Add onions, ginger and garlic, cook on medium heat until soft. Add all the spices, salt and vinegar and stir well.
  3. Add the chicken and stir to coat meat. Add whole spices and the tomatoes, stir and cover.
  4. Simmer, stirring occasionally (don't be tempted to add any water - as the juices will make enough) for 40 minutes.
  5. Add the coconut milk or even a small amount of cream if coconut milk is not available.
  6. Stir through and thicken if necessary.
  7. Serve with rice. the curry can always be made hotter by serving Sambal olek (crushed chilli) for those who like their curry hotter.
  8. This dish freezes well.

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