Sri Lankan Curry Powder Set (12 oz.)
If you think all curry powders are created the same, think again. This set includes Skiz's Original Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder and Raw Curry Powder.
Roasted (6 oz.): Features 13 spices roasted individually and then ground and mixed together to create a rich, smoky chocolate-brown blend that is used to transform meats and fish into a sublime taste sensation. Made by hand in small batches, this soon-to-be smash spice success story combines the rich flavors of coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, black pepper, black mustard seeds, turmeric, cardamom, cloves, curry leaves, pandanus, and, believe it or not, a little rice for texture. The result is a product that even Fernando’s mother calls “The Best Curry Powder I’ve ever tasted.”
Raw (6 oz.): For vegetable curries. Unlike the Roasted mixture which contains 13 different spices, the RAW mixture uses only unroasted coriander, cumin and fennel seeds for a much milder flavor. With this mixture and some coconut milk and curry leaves you can make practically any kind of vegetable curry in about 30 minutes. When the spice blends used for these dishes are made for you in advance–and by hand in small batches–it makes it all the more convenient.
After his recent appearance on the Sri Lanka episode of the popular food/travel show "No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain," gastronaut and author Skiz Fernando was bombarded by requests for recipes and tips on his blog, Rice and Curry, which focuses on Sri Lankan cuisine and all things spicy. Fernando shared his family recipe for roasted curry powder in his new book, Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking, but he figured that most people would be too lazy or busy to buy all of the raw spices and roast and grind them in order to make this exceptional blend of 13 ingredients. Aware that commercially made curry powders just cannot compete with the flavor and aroma of a fresh, handmade batch, Fernando started making the curry powder himself and giving it away to friends and family. Word soon leaked out, and Fernando decided to start bottling the stuff himself.
coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon, fenugreek, black pepper, black mustard seeds, cardamoms, cloves, pandanus leaves, curry leaves, rice