In a household where my husband always cooks curries from scratch and the rest of us stay out of the way the roles were reversed today. I accepted a challenge to see how I would get on preparing a curry for us. Ilana from Hari Hari curry had given me a packet of authentic Sri Lankas spices when we met her at one of the Christmas markets earlier in December.
The package is very simple to use and comes with instructions and a shopping list. I bought all the ingredients including the optional ginger, coriander and lemongrass.
The instructions are very good and the spice packages are numbered so it’s impossible to go wrong! All the ingredients of the spice packages have been listed at the back of the instruction leaflet in case of any allergies.
After chopping all my ingredients I followed the instructions and prepared our authentic Sri Lankan chicken curry!
Onions, garlic and ginger browned with first lot of spices.
Once chicken and tomatoes were added it was time to use second lot of spices. The third spice lot is optional. As I was cooking for all us (including children) I used about half of the third lot (which is chilli). After stirring in the coconut milk I placed the curry in the oven to cook it slowly.
There was a lovely aroma in the kitchen as the curry slowly cooked. I served the curry with some basmati rice and naan bread with all the usual condiments. I enjoyed the curry, children were happy eating it and even my husband who is “the curry chef” said it was good.
Hari Hari have their own online shop and have few stockists around Dorset for you to get your own Sri Lankan spices.
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