Sri Lankan Style Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Style Chicken Curry

Chicken curry (the way mum used to make) with all the nostalgic spices and flavours that you’ve always loved.

  • Recipe serves:4
  • Preparation Time15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time25 Minutes


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • ½ an onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, sliced
  • 1 Knorr Chicken Cube
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2-3 cardamom seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind juice
  • 2 tablespoons roasted curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • Curry leaves & Rampe
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat coconut oil in a saucepan and add garlic, onion, green chilli, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, rampe and curry leaves. Sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add chicken thighs, Knorr Chicken Cube, turmeric, roasted curry powder, chilli powder, tamarind juice and coconut milk into the saucepan. Cook till the chicken is done and the gravy is thick.
  • Correct seasoning and pour curry into a serving bowl. Garnish with tomato wedges or thinly sliced green chillies on top (optional) and serve hot.
  • Looking for quick recipes that combine classic chicken recipes with the traditional flavours of Sri Lankan foods? This recipe would make even your mother proud.

    Chef’s Tip:

    You can marinate the chicken for about 20 to 30 minutes in advance to enhance its flavour. Just mix the chicken in a bowl with Knorr Chicken Cube, turmeric powder, chilli powder and 1 tablespoon of oil.