Sri Lankan Chicken Curry
Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

What should we have for dinner tonight is a reoccurring question in the Gourmet Getaways household? The children always name the same two dishes, and husband will come up with something as equally unexciting. Really I don’t know why I continue to ask the question.

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Tonight there was no need to go through the usual spiel; I knew exactly what I would be serving. I was using the SpiceZ Curry Kits which arrived in my “Little Box of Yum” to make a Sri Lankan Chicken Curry.

Sri Lanka Spice Mix

Sri Lanka Spice Mix

When Mr GG arrived home the aroma greeted him at the front door.  I was greeted with “Yum, What smells so good?” Success! Dinner did smell amazing.

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

The Spicez curry kit made it easy to prepare a delicious curry from scratch. The kit contained 2 individual sachets.  The first with dry whole herbs and spices, and the second with enough of the measured ground spice blend to create authentic Sri Lankan Curries. The kit also included a step by step recipe, although I liked that there was scope for variations, as I always “play” a little with recipes.

I made the curry as directed.  The steps were simple to follow and I had everything needed for the curry in my fridge. There were no difficult to source ingredients. The first variation I made to the dish was to add a bunch of chopped snake beans.  I felt I needed to feed the family at least one vegetable.

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Once the curry was cooked I split the dish in two, half for the children and half for Mr GG and I.

To finish the children’s curry I added 250ml of coconut cream to make the dish milder and creamier.

Mr GG and I like our curries hot so I took the manufacturers advice and added an extra two chillies. To balance the heat I also used the juice of a lime and I shredded an additional kaffir lime leaf.

The result was amazing!

The curry was so aromatic and rich. It was so full of flavour that I know it will be a favourite.

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

So how do you make your own Sri Lankan Chicken Curry?

You can either get hold of the June “Little Box of Yum” or you can order the Chicken Curry Spice Kit directly with Spicez (see the bottom of the story for details)

Sri Lankan Chiciken Curry

Sri Lankan Chiciken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Sri Lankan
Author: Julie
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 4
A deliciously rich curry made with traditional herbs and spices. Add coconut milk for a milder version.
  • 1 Spicez Chicken Curry Kit
  • 800gm chicken thigh fillets
  • 2 Tbs oil or ghee
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 Tbs grated fresh ginger
  • 2 chillies chopped
  • 2 TBS white vinegar
  • 2 tomatoes finely diced
  • 1 bunch snake beans chopped in lengths
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves finely shredded to garnish
  1. Fry the onion in oil or ghee until golden brown.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger and sachet containing wholes herbs and spices, and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the gound spices sachet, vinegar, salt and chicken. Fry for 2 minutes stirring.
  4. Mix through the tomato, green beans and stock. stir to combine.
  5. Cover and simmer on a low heat for 35-40mins.
  6. Once cooked remove the whole herbs. Stir through the lime juice and add shredded kaffir lime leaves to served.

How do you decide what to cook for dinner?


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  1. Absolutely delicious and tasted like a perfect from-scratch curry!!

  2. G’day Your photo and recipe look YUM, TRUE!
    I can’t wait to create from my Little Box of Yum sent to my courtesy of Alex too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  3. LOL. So much fun when your Mr. GG comments.

    Your curry does look and sound perfect. I admire how you tailor made the curry with coconut milk for the children. And I admire your strong constitution to handle extra chilies. …Forever a kid, I’d choose the curry with coconut =)

  4. Stunning photos Julie! I can’t remember the last time I made a curry. This one looks like a winner <3 LOL Mr GG!

  5. Love the photos, and the curry looks beautiful. Mr. GG sure was eager to comment? hahahaha hilarious!

    • LOL! I think Mr GG was eager because he enjoyed it so much. I think the thought process was “Perhaps if I comment she will make it again”. 😉

  6. I’ve never made Sri Lankan Chicken Curry before but I think I would add the coconut milk to ‘smooth it out.’ I see that Mr GG posted a comment and gave the dish a ‘thumbs up’- that means it definitely was a hit!

  7. Dear Julie,

    I bet your kids name the same two dishes because they are probably the tastiest ones that you cook for them. The curry looks enticing, I love the aromas of freshly chopped kaffir lime leaves.

  8. This looks great! I love coconut milk so I’d probably add that not to make it milder but because I love the creaminess 🙂 LOL what are the two dishes that the kids ask for?

    • Lorraine, It was really nice with the coconut cream too!
      The dishes the kids always want are nachos and chicken schnitzel… totally unbloggable 😉

  9. We love a good curry here too, and they are perfect for keeping Winters chill out! This looks delicious indeed- yummo

  10. These would be absolutely the most delicious looking chicken curry I have seen 😀
    Great spicy job!

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. What a mouthwatering curry! I bright some bread over!

  12. I want a little bos of yum!!!!

  13. Good to know I’m not the only one who gets the same answer when asking what hubby would like for supper – we would also only eat a variation of 3 meals.
    Don’t think I have ever enjoyed a Sri Lankan curry before – sound fabulous and we do enjoy a good curry.
    Have a beautiful week ahead.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  14. This looks fabulous – travelling in Sri Lanka for my honeymoon three years ago made me realise what an amazing cuisine the country has.

  15. Wow the Little Box of Yum sounds amazing – curry mix with actual recognizable ingredients and squid ink linguini to boot.

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