Ceylon Chicken with Coconut Sambol

5/5 from 2 Customers

A fragrant coconut curry from Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka it’s common for spices to be darkly roasted before being ground which makes their unique curry powder particularly intense in colour and flavour.

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20 mins

40 mins


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During the British rule of Sri Lanka the island was known as Ceylon, hence this fragrant coconut curry is known on British Indian restaurant menus as Ceylon chicken. In Sri Lanka it’s common for spices to be darkly roasted before being ground which makes their unique curry powder particularly intense in colour and flavour.

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20 mins

40 mins



Serves 4


Medium Effort

Main Ingredient




Veggie Friendly

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Dairy Free

Dairy Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste



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Sri Lanka

  • Turmeric: turmeric
  • Sambol Blend: green bell pepper, green chilli, curry leaf
  • Curry Spices: coriander, brown MUSTARD, fennel, curry leaf, fenugreek, cumin, chilli, basmati rice, black pepper, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon, green cardamon

May contain traces of celery and sesame. Allergens are listed in CAPITALS

  • 500g diced chicken (thighs are best) or paneer for a veg version
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 limes
  • 200ml full fat coconut milk
  • 30g desiccated coconut
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Rice to serve
  • Large lidded pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Medium saucepan

Product Rating (2):


This was sooo good - everyone gave it 10/10 .We are big curry fans and love thef act that there's a small side/relish with this as it makes the whole meal a new taste experience

It looks absolutely delicious, Adrian - great job! We're so pleased to hear that this dish got full marks from everyone who ate it!


Delicious Ceylon curry and sambol - I cooked this with chicken supremes instead of sliced breast because we prefer them, but otherwise stuck to the recipe and we loved it. Noticing that takeaways are becoming more and more expensive - we love The Spicery kits for the fantastic fresh flavours, the fun in creating something lovely to eat, and the cost effectiveness.

Thanks for your lovely review, Lois! It's great to hear that our curries are living up to takeaway standards - just cheaper, fresher, and more satisfying (because you cooked it yourself!)

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