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Sri Lankan Chicken Curry Recipe

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry
How to make Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

As the name suggests, this chicken curry recipe is derived from the cooking style of Sri Lankan cuisine. It is prepared by using coconut oil, a lot of spices (roasted and blended), chicken, and coconut milk.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

  • 500 gms Chicken Pieces
  • 1 medium Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3-4 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 7-8 Curry Leaves
  • 3-4 Dried Red Chilli
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk

How to Make Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

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Start by roasting, spices like Dried Red Chillies, Curry Leaves, Fennel Seeds, Black Pepper, Cumin Seeds, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Coriander seeds on low to medium heat.
Then, grind them together into powder.
Now, marinate the chicken pieces with salt and turmeric. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a wok, add in the mustard seeds and onions. Sauté till they turn golden brown. After this, add ginger garlic paste and saute again. Now, add marinated chicken and cook for some time.
Add in the roasted ground powder and mix everything. Once the masala is slightly cooked, add coconut milk, and mix again.
Simmer the curry for 10-12 minutes. Serve hot!
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