Sam's takeaway style curry sauce

    2 hours 15 min

    This curry is more takeaway style than authentic. Use any sort of meat you like - chicken, beef, lamb - or just freeze the sauce for use later.

    Yorkshire, England, UK
    81 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
    • 1 tablespoon turmeric
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh root ginger
    • 2 large onions, chopped
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1 tin water (use the empty tomato tin to measure)
    • chilli powder to taste
    • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

    1. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the coriander, turmeric and paprika. Cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
    2. Add the ginger and garlic. After 1 minute, add the onions and reduce heat to low. Cook gently for 10 minutes.
    3. Add the tomatoes and water and stir. Simmer for 1 1/4 hours.
    4. Halfway through cooking, add chilli powder to taste. At the end of cooking, add salt to taste.
    5. Remove from heat and puree with an immersion blender (or in batches in a liquidiser). At this point you can add your meat of choice and simmer for 35 minutes, or you can cool the sauce to room temperature and then freeze in batches for use later.


    You can also use fresh green or red chilli instead of the chilli powder. You can add the whole chilli to the sauce whilst it simmers, then remove it before pureeing.

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    This was lovely and far better than anything out a jar.  -  31 May 2016


    Love this recipe, works every time. Thank you  -  27 Nov 2017