Red Chicken Curry (Sri Lankan Style)

Red Chicken Curry ( Sri Lankan Style)
  • Yield : 4
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m

We prepared Chicken Curry into a dark red almost black in color. Another famous dish in sri lanka. I have used roasted curry powder & chillie powder along with the world renowned spices Cardamon & Cloves. This brings a fantastic aroma with flavor in the curry. Best cooked in a clay pot on low fire with dry wood coals. Which yet in some part of our country this method of fire wood cooking exists.
I recommend curry chicken instead of broiler chicken & make sure you cook the chicken skinless. You don’t need to add any oil for cooking as the meat contains oil itself & sufficient for completing cooking.
Best served with red rice.
Enjoy Sri Lankan Chicken Curry!


  • 250 g Chicken
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp sliced green chili
  • 1/2 tsp traumatic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Roasted curry powder
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • some curry leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • some cloves, cardamon, cinnamon powder


Step 1

Ginger,garlic chopped together,curry leaves ,onion sliced side

Step 2

Heat some oil,add ginger,garlic,and spices ....saute for minute.

Step 3

add curry leaves.and mixed well.stir fry for a minute.

Step 4

add onion and temper till it get golden brown

Step 5

1/2 tsp traumatic to be added.add salt as well,fallow with roasted curry powder

Step 6

finally add chili powder too..mixed well,cook for few minute in slow fire.add half a cup water ,cook for 5 minutes in normal fire

Step 7

allow to cook till chicken get cooked,served with Sri Lankan rice and curry

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  1. posted by Kumuduni Priyanka on February 1, 2013

    done a good job any one easy to understand.

  2. posted by Lina van Vaerenbergh on February 1, 2013

    looks very very nice , I will try this tomorrow. Thanks chef for this nice recepie.

  3. posted by Martina Hayek on February 1, 2013

    wow… I will try it soon… ;-)

  4. posted by Kalawathy Sundaramoorthy on February 1, 2013

    Its Very easy to cook this Chicken curry. Nice and tasty too. Thank you so much. expecting more recipes from you.

  5. posted by N Hewa Kandambi on February 1, 2013

    very nice…I.will try it soon….

  6. posted by Marjorie Wheatley on February 1, 2013

    Chef Duminda, could you help with a boiled egg spicy dry curry recipe soon…Thank you Chef….Everything is so appetizing..

  7. posted by Elizabeth Tisseverasinghe on July 6, 2013

    As always, have to try to give a proper comment.

  8. posted by Steve on March 21, 2014

    Personally, I would leave out the traumatic powder. Life’s hard enough.

  9. posted by Keiko de Silva on May 25, 2014

    what is traumatic powder?

  10. posted by Yuliya Anishchenko on February 27, 2015

    traumatic powder – what is it?

  11. posted by Lahiru Premarathna on April 16, 2015

    Kaha kudu

  12. posted by Lahiru Premarathna on April 16, 2015

    in sri lankan language we are saying "kara kudu" yellow color powder.


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