This traditional Sri Lankan Chicken Curry has a unique aroma, vibrant colors & distinguished taste. There are many ways to make chicken and chicken curry is a popular method in Sri Lanka. Chicken curry can be used with any main meal.

Delicious Sri Lankan Chicken Curry adds flavor to the food table on many festive occasions. This chicken curry is quite spicy due to the use of spices. If you are someone who doesn’t eat a lot of spices, be considerate when using spices. If you want to see the true taste of Sri Lankan Chicken Curry, make it using this spice.

What are the ingredients needed to make this delicious Sri Lankan Chicken Curry?

A lot of different spices are added especially in cooking in Sri Lanka. This spice is expected because it can give the food a unique aroma and taste. Below are the ingredients and quantities used.

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Marinate The Chicken

Cook The Chicken

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Aba (Mustard Seed)
  • 1 Curry leaves Sprig
  • 4 Rampe leaves (Pandanusamaryllifolius ) pandan leaves (thin slices)
  • ½ Small cinnamon sticks
  • 4 Cloves
  • 4 Cardamom Pods
  • 1 Fresh Lemongrass
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 8 Garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Ginger (chopped)
  • 1 Green Chili
  • 3 Dry red chilies
  • 1 tbsp Black curry powder
  • 2½ cup Coconut milk

How to make Sri Lankan Chicken Curry step by step

Marinate The Chicken

  • Before marinating, wash the chicken and cut it into pieces. Take a bowl and add chicken, salt, vinegar, curry powder, turmeric, black pepper, chili powder, and coriander powder. Mix it well and leave it to marinate for about 30 minutes. (1 kg Chicken, 2 tbsp Curry Powder, 2½ tsp Salt, 2 tbsp Chili Powder, ½ tsp Turmeric Powder, 1 tbsp Black pepper, 1 tbsp Vinegar, 1 tbsp Coriander Powder)

Cook The Chicken

  • Place a pan on the stove, add oil to it and keep it on medium heat. (2 tbsp Oil)
  • After the oil is heated, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, Fresh Lemongrass, Rampe leaves (pandan leaves / Pandanusamaryllifolius ), cardamom pods, cloves, cumin, green chili, dried chili, and cinnamon stick fry these for about 2 minutes while stirring. (1 tsp Aba (Mustard Seed),1 Curry leaves,4 Rampe leaves (Pandanusamaryllifolius ),½ Small cinnamon sticks,4 Cloves,4 Cardamom Pods,1 Fresh Lemongrass,1 Green Chili,3 Dry red chilies,1 tsp Cumin)
  • Now put garlic, ginger, and onion in the bowl and fry for another 2 minutes (make sure spices don’t get burned) (8 Garlic cloves,1 Onion,1 tsp Ginger)
  • Add marinated chicken. Mix well until the spices combine. Close the lid and cook for another 10 minutes. Now add coconut milk and mix well. Cook for about 10 minutes till the curry thickens. Add black curry powder and mix. Add salt to taste. Serve now. (2½ cup Coconut milk,1 tbsp Black curry powder)

Benefits of Eating Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Chicken is a protein-rich food and a low-fat food. And because chicken contains vitamin b and in conjunction with niacin, the body can get the energy it needs.

Spices are used to make many Asian dishes and the quality of the food made with them increases. Sri Lankan Chicken Curry is another great dish due to the properties of the spices used to make it.

There are many benefits of eating Sri Lankan Chicken Curry and we have mentioned some of them above. Add this delicious chicken curry to the list of dishes you make

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Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

This is an authentic traditional Sri Lankan chicken curry
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Sri Lankan
Keyword Chicken Curry, Sri Lankan Chicken Curry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 175kcal
Cost $ 8

Ingredients

Marinate The Chicken

  • 1 kg Chicken wash and cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp Curry Powder
  • tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder

Cook The Chicken

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Aba (Mustard Seed)
  • 1 Curry leaves Sprig
  • 4 Rampe leaves (Pandanusamaryllifolius ) pandan leaves (thin slices)
  • ½ Small cinnamon sticks
  • 4 Cloves
  • 4 Cardamom Pods
  • 1 Fresh Lemongrass
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 8 Garlic cloves choppped
  • 1 Onion choppped
  • 1 tsp Ginger choppped
  • 1 Green Chili
  • 3 Dry red chilies
  • 1 tbsp Black curry powder
  • cup Coconut milk

Instructions

Marinate The Chicken

  • Before marinating, wash the chicken and cut it into pieces. Take a bowl and add chicken, salt, vinegar, curry powder, turmeric, black pepper, chili powder, and coriander powder. Mix it well and leave it to marinate for about 30 minutes.
    1 kg Chicken, 2 tbsp Curry Powder, 2½ tsp Salt, 2 tbsp Chili Powder, ½ tsp Turmeric Powder, 1 tbsp Black pepper, 1 tbsp Vinegar, 1 tbsp Coriander Powder

Cook The Chicken

  • Place a pan on the stove, add oil to it and keep it on medium heat.
    2 tbsp Oil
  • After the oil is heated, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, Fresh Lemongrass, Rampe leaves (pandan leaves / Pandanusamaryllifolius ), cardamom pods, cloves, cumin, green chili, dried chili, and cinnamon stick fry these for about 2 minutes while stirring
    1 tsp Aba (Mustard Seed), 1 Curry leaves, 4 Rampe leaves (Pandanusamaryllifolius ), ½ Small cinnamon sticks, 4 Cloves, 4 Cardamom Pods, 1 Fresh Lemongrass, 1 Green Chili, 3 Dry red chilies, 1 tsp Cumin
  • Now put garlic, ginger, and onion in the bowl and fry for another 2 minutes (make sure spices don’t get burn)
    8 Garlic cloves, 1 Onion, 1 tsp Ginger
  • Add marinated chicken. Mix well until the spices combine. Close the lid and cook for another 10 minutes. Now add coconut milk and mix well. Cook for about 10 minutes till the curry thickens. Add black curry powder and mix. Add salt to taste. Serve now.
    2½ cup Coconut milk, 1 tbsp Black curry powder

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