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I am a Sri Lankan and I love cooking. This is my curry powder recipe that I got from my mother. I use this for all the curries. Use less for vegetables.
- 1 cup coriander seed
- 1⁄2 cup cumin seed
- 1 tablespoon anise seed
- 3 inches cinnamon sticks
- 2 teaspoons whole cloves
- 3 teaspoons cardamom seeds
- 15 curry leaves (optional)
- 3 inches ramps (optional)
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds (whole mustard)
- 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
- 2 tablespoons raw rice (can use Basmathi Rice)
- In a dry frying pan, over low heat, roast each ingredient separately till light-medium brown.
- Stir constantly[coriander, cumin, ani seeds, rice must be fairly brown, but do not let them burn].
- Mix all the roasted ingredients, put into a grinder and grind to a fine powder.
- Store in an air tight jar.
- I use this curry powder for fish curry, meat curry.
- [1Tbsp for 1 lb of meat or fish] For vegitable curry, use only about 1/2 Tsp of curry powder.
This is the best