Sri Lankan Curry Powder is called as Thuna Paha, a Sinhalese unroasted curry powder used to spice the curry dishes, especially Vegetarian dishes. The name Thuna Paha roughly translates as “three or five” is a spice blend traditionally made with three or five ingredients. Though this means three or five, every cook has a different recipe.
We are doing the third week of BM#89, where I will be showcasing 3 different condiments from 3 different Asian countries.
Bathapu Paha is roasted Sinhalese curry powder, has more intense flavors, and mostly used to flavor meat dishes. I tried a simpler version, adapted from this recipe and used it right away to make a crispy pakoda.
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Thuna Paha ~ Sri Lankan Curry Powder
3 cups Coriander Seeds
1 cup Cumin Seeds
1/2 cup Fennel Seeds
1 inch Cinnamon
20 Curry Leaves
Measure all ingredients and take it in a mixer, grind into a fine powder.
Mix the blended powder well and keep it in an airtight container for 2 months.
You can use this in any vegetarian curries.
I used in a snack.