How to make Srilankan chicken curry

Posted on Sep 19 2018 - 11:02am by kumar
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Serves: 8 People

    Ingredients to make Srilankan chicken curry :

  • Ghee – 3 tblspn
  • Chicken – 1 kg cut into pieces
  • Cardamom pods -4
  • Onion – 5 medium size chopped finely
  • Curry Leaves – 1 spring
  • Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon Stick – 1 small one
  • Tomato – 4 medium size chopped finely
  • Coriander powder– 1 tblspn
  • Ginger – 2 tblspn minced
  • Garlic – 2 tblspn minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Fennel Powder / Saunf Powder / Sombu Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  • Pandan leaf – 1
  • Vinegar – 2 tblspn
  • Thick Coconut Milk – 1 cup

    How to make Srilankan chicken curry :

  • Heat ghee in a deep pot. Add in cardamom, cinnamon, fenugreek and fry for a min.
  • Add in curry leaves and let them splutter. Add in onions and saute them for few minutes till they turn translucent.
  • Add in ginger, garlic, salt and give a good stir. Now add in all the spice powders starting from chilli to fennel and give a good mix.
  • Add in crushed tomatoes and cook for 5 mins till oil separates from it. Add in chicken and let it get coated in all the masala. Add in pandan leaf, vinegar and mix well.
  • Cover with a lid and simmer the flame. let it cook for 40 to 45 mins till it is cooked completely.
  • Now add in coconut milk and mix well. Simmer for a couple of mins. Serve with rice or anything of your choice.
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