Curry sauce

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Note to self

Don't forget there is now the industrial version - tried and tested, makes 6 litres of curry sauce, ready to freeze.

I have now made this curry sauce recipe around twenty times and I think it is now perfect. It is our 'go to' recipe for curries. Give it a try!

The recipe below makes about 1500 grams of curry sauce which we split into three 500 gram portions and vacuum seal and freeze for later use. A 500g portion is ideal for two people once meat or fish is added.

Curry sauce
Curry sauce, served with roasted butternut squash and pitta bread
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:824
Ready in:5 hours, 15 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:5 hours
Recipe author:Chef
First published:5th November 2018

Best recipe review



I now make this in large batches and freeze it in plastic coffee cups, one cup per person. So easy!

Paul R Smith


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  1. Mix all of the dried ingredients together so they can be added in one go
  2. In a wok, fry the onions for 5 minutes over a medium heat
  3. Add the sliced garlic and stir fry for a minute or so
  4. Stir in all of the dried ingredients and mix well
  5. Immediately add the vinegar, tinned tomatoes, coconut milk and kidney beans
  6. Mix well and add to the slow cooker on a low setting
  7. Slow cook for 5 hours
  8. Blend to a fine sauce using a stick blender.

Serving suggestions

500g lamb neck fillet cut into cubes and slow cooked; low setting, for 5+ hours, makes the best lamb curry.

We served this with roasted butternut squash, baked for 90 minutes at 200° C


This works as a vegetarian curry sauce but would work equally well with meat or fish.

I would be inclined to add any meat at the start of the slow-cooking process, but I would add fish or prawns just for the final hour, to prevent over cooking.

Quantities for freezing

We vacuum seal the curry sauce in packets of around 500g which are good for two people once meat or vegetables are added. If you were making double quantities of this recipe you can make six 420g bags of curry sauce for the freezer.

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