Sri Lankan Curry Powder / Thuna Paha (7 Spice Mix)
This Curry Powder is a ubiquitous combination of spices used in traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. Even though this spice mix has been given various spurious definitions in modern day culinary practices as a "recipe that is unique to each household", the authentic spice mix from which the term "Thuna Paha" was derived is still intact. "Thuna Paha" is a combination of seven spices (out of the 42 spices of Sri Lanka) which not only adds colour, flavour and aroma to dishes but a medicinal value due to the healthy ratio in which the spices are mixed. "Paha" refers to five balls of spices which were kept in historical cuisines. One ball was a mix of three (Thuna) spices including ground Coriander, Cumin and Fennel. Other 4 balls were made with ground Turmeric, Mustard, Black Pepper and Chilli Pepper. Similarly, the "roasted curry powder" is a subsequent derivative of the original unroasted curry powder recipe and does not contain the same therapeutic goodness due to it being roasted and being mixed on a different ratio to the original.
Our unroasted and raw Thuna Paha curry powder has been formulated with these ratios in mind which will not only provide flavour and aroma but far-reaching therapeutic benefits when used in curries and dishes. The raw curry powder will also have a longer shelf life and contain more antioxidants and digestive enzymes.
This blend is just right and nothing overpowering. And, the flavors complement each other. The cumin adds smokiness and the coriander adds calm while the cayenne give it that heat.
Suggested Use: This curry powder can be added to any vegetarian or non-veg dish or curry for added flavour and aroma. It can also be used as an all-purpose seasoning to flavour sauces, soups, marinades, salads and stews.
Ingredients: Organic Turmeric Root powder, Organic Mustard powder, Organic Black Pepper powder, Organic Chilli powder, Organic Coriander Seed powder, Organic Cumin powder, Organic Fennel powder.
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21, Janatha Mw, Navinna,
Colombo, Sri Lanka.