I originally started making my own curry powder just for fun. As someone who’s always been interested in spices, it was a way to recreate the flavors I’ve known since childhood when my mother used to make rice and curry. Then I started to get really positive feedback from family, and then friends about my spice blends (Sri Lankans use a roasted blend for meat and fish curries and raw blend for vegetables). Why not package it and sell it, I thought.
Now with my cookbook released, this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of my pre-made spice blends, which are hand-crafted in small batches, salt-free, and gluten-free, and sold through two online gourmet food sites:
Since most of the recipes in the book use these blends, my spices will save you a lot of time when you actually get down to cooking some rice and curry in your very own kitchen.
Maryland Public TV got a whiff of my curry powder at a local store where I sell it. They contacted me soon afterwards to do a small piece about it in their show “Your Money And Business.” My segment starts at around 19:40.