In a nutshell: Very hot and unlike most Indian curry mixes as there's no turmeric in the blend; rather roasted red chillies give it a unique, decidedly Sri Lankan, flavour.
Very different from its Indian and Thai cousins, and quite hot, with a unique flavour that mellows out when cooking a typical curry with some coconut milk. Unlike many Indian curries or masalas, Sri Lankan Red Curry contains no turmeric. Its flavour is derived from roasted red hot chillies and spices and pairs well with coconut milk, which helps to round out its pungency. An all-purpose curry blend for fish, meat, vegetables and poultry.
Details 35g; Ingredients: coriander seeds, black peppercorns, chilli, cumin, cardamom, cloves.
About Épices de Cru
Épices de Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.