About Deema Spice

Deema's Sri Lankan Curry Spices consists of our own unique blend curry spices so you can enjoy the delicious taste of a home-cooked, heart warming Sri Lankan curry.

This one blend is ideal for meat, fish, prawns or vegetable curries. Enjoy the recipes in this blog and in the pack. If you can't find Deema's Sri Lankan Curry Spices in a shop near you, please email: deemaspice@gmail.com and we will help get you one. Why not visit us on facebook as well.

Buy two packs for £6.

One pack cooks two curries for two people. Please note that though there are no nuts in the blend, it is made in a nut lover’s kitchen. It is gluten free, as far as we are aware.

For just £8 each, our Christmas gift bags include 2 packs of Deema's Sri Lankan Curry Spices in a lovely re-useable just bag and a special recipe card for making curry with turkey leftover and the price includes postage but not the holly!And if you pre-order 2 gift bags, the price is £15. Order today!

Thanks for the great product artwork and design from Megan Lomax at Rubbaglove & RRDCreative.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

For even tastier Deema's Spice - do nothing but wait.

Although we like to say our curries are quick to make, we've noticed one big reason why you shouldn't rush too much. If you let them stand, they taste even better. The mix of flavours blends even more perfectly over time. An overnight stay in the fridge, for example turned our potato and bean curry into a deeply scrumptious cold addition to our Sunday summer lunch and it became the highlight of the meal. 

Incidentally, this means if you have any leftovers from one of our curries, they won't be left for long 

Monday, 29 July 2013

For spice go international, but visit a local grocer for really outstanding veg

Lots of people have different views about supermarkets. At Deema's Sri Lankan Spices, we choose not to have or share any of them. If it all goes to plan, you see, we want to feature in their shelf space.

Yet it's a simple fact that even the most taste-conscious supermarket can't compete for tastiness with local fruit and vegetables that are allowed to ripen naturally, for longer - attached to a plant in the soil, rather than being kept fresh in any super/instant freezing/refrigeration process. Why do we know this? When we cook up samples with veg from Tattie Shaws, people comment on the veg, as well as the spices. Natural freshness makes a big difference. But if we don't support this difference, it may be lost forever to more convenient processes.

Supermarkets can do something about this and promote 'slow food', i.e. food that costs less in carbon. (Here's a line for them: 'Less carbon, but much more taste'.) We can do something too. Yes supermarkets are convenient, but lets get our Sunday or any special meal veg from a local grocer with connections to local farmers.

Good quality naturally fresh local food doesn't have to be expensive either. In Edinburgh we have a great charity called Edinburgh Community Food who carry out training, cooking lessons and make great tasting locally grown vegetables available to people who find it difficult to  have a healthy diet. So some of our most vulnerable citizens get the best at a low cost. They also make this available from the website for us to order, here.

Now that's a positive way to promote good health.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

As seen in Bite Magazine

We got just a quick mention in Bite, but all I did was call. Why didn't I send them a sample! All the same, thank you Bite! We're honoured to be included.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Hampers Food and Wine: beautiful food, beautiful place, lovely people

Announcing a new stockists for Deema's Sri Lankan Curry Spices - Hampers Food and Wine. This time, far away from Edinburgh, in beautiful Woodstock, Oxfordshire. UNESCO heritage site and gorgeous gateway to the Cotswolds.

It's the most amazing, proper old fashioned delicatessen, packed to the brim with everything tasty you could ever imagine. We're really proud to be included. It was great to see Wayne's face light up as he tasted my sample and said "Yeah I'll take what you have".  Lovely people.  Wish I'd brought more.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Free Chianti. May not return...

Of course we will come back.

How else can we continue to help our fine foodie friends experience authentic, sophisticated and extremely tasty Sri Lankan curries?

We will be back on the 12th of July, all the keener, obviously.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Here we are again....

Love it. Hundreds of years old Sri Lankan curry blend, now 'new on the block' at
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