Irresistible British Curry Sauce: A Taste of England’s Favorite Flavor

Authentic British Curry Sauce Recipe - Easy to Make at Home

Craving the authentic taste of British comfort food? Look no further than this mouthwatering curry sauce recipe! This versatile, spicy delight is a staple in chip shops, pubs, and homes across the UK. Now you can bring that irresistible flavor right to your own kitchen!

Our homemade curry sauce is a flavor powerhouse that’s incredibly easy to customize. Adjust the spice level to suit your taste buds, and let the aromatic blend of toasted spices transport you straight to the streets of London. Whether you’re dressing up leftovers or creating the ultimate curry fries, this sauce is your ticket to culinary adventure.

The best part? This curry base is perfect for meal prep! Whip up a big batch and store it in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze it for a few months. When you’re ready to indulge, simply thin it out with some stock or water, toss in your favorite proteins or veggies, and voila! A delicious dinner for four is ready in minutes.

Pro tip: For a luxurious chip shop experience, serve this sauce over a pile of crispy, golden fries. It’s the ultimate British comfort food that’ll have you saying “cheerio” to boring condiments!

Choose your own curry adventure: Leave the sauce chunky for a hearty meal, or blend it smooth for the perfect dipping consistency. Either way, you’re in for a treat that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance!

British Curry Sauce Recipe: Your Passport to Flavor Town


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, grated on the large holes of a box grater (about 155g)
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped (4g or about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped (12g or about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder, such as Madras
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (355ml) water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Fire up your taste buds! Heat that vegetable oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until it’s shimmering like a mirage. Toss in your onion, garlic, and ginger – it’s aromatherapy time! Stir constantly with a spatula until those onions soften up (about 5 minutes). Now, let’s get spicy! Add cumin, turmeric, paprika, coriander, curry powder, and red pepper flakes. Keep cooking until your kitchen smells like a exotic bazaar (roughly 6 minutes).
  2. Time to turn down the heat (literally)! Reduce to medium and add that tomato paste. Keep stirring for about 3 minutes until it’s perfectly incorporated – no clumps allowed! Sprinkle in the flour and stir until it’s as smooth as a British gentleman’s manners. Now for the magic: pour in the water and lemon juice, stirring until your sauce starts to thicken like a proper curry should. Let it simmer away until you’ve got about 1 1/2 cups of liquid gold.
  3. For silky smooth perfection (optional): Transfer your curry creation to a food processor or blender. Blitz until it’s smoother than a jazz saxophone solo, then pass it through a fine-mesh strainer into a storage container. Your sauce is now ready for its close-up!
  4. The grand finale: Season your masterpiece with salt and pepper to taste. Congratulations, you’ve just unlocked the key to countless curry creations! Store your liquid gold in the fridge for up to a week, ready to transform any meal into a British flavor explosion.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
67 Calories
5g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 118mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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